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Contact Information

 

Bernards Township Municipal Clerk

municipalclerk@bernards.org 

908-204-3001

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Somerset County Clerk

countyclerk@co.somerset.nj.us

908-231-7504  

Important Dates

September 18, 2021

Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for General Election to Those Who Request a Vote by Mail Ballot 

October 12, 2021

Voter Registration Deadline for General Election. Mandated Evening Voter Registration Available for General Election in Offices of County Commissioners of Registration 

October 20, 2021

Mailing of Sample Ballots for General Election 

October 23, 2021 to October 31, 2021

In Person Early Voting Locations will be open Saturday, October 23 through Sunday, October 31. The Hours will be Monday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM - 6:00PM. No Appointment Necessary.

October 26, 2021

Deadline to Apply to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail  for General Election 

November 1, 2021

Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election.

November 2, 2021

General Election Day!

Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots

Deadline of 8:00PM for Mail-In Ballots to any Drop Box in Somerset County 

Deadline for In Person submission of General Election Mail-In Ballots to County Board of Elections.

November 8, 2021

Deadline for Receipt of Timely Mailed Postmarked Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Elections 

 

Voting Information

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The General Election - November 2, 2021

WHO MAY REGISTER TO VOTE? You are eliglbe to register to vote if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You are a resident of Somerset County at least 30 days before the next election
  • You will be 18 years of age on or before the next election
  • You are not incarcareted, on parole, or on probation 

HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?

WHAT IS IN PERSON EARLY VOTING? 

This new option enables all registered voters to cast their ballot, in person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Election Day. Click Here for more information. 

WHEN IS IN PERSON EARLY VOTING?

Saturday, October 23, 2021 through Sunday, October 31, 2021. The hours will be Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM No Appoinment Necessary. 

WHERE CAN I VOTE IN PERSON FOR EARLY VOTING?

  • Click here for the six locations in Somerset County

MUST I DECLARE A PARTY AFFILIATION WHEN I REGISTER TO VOTE?

No, only if you wish to declare a party affiliation.  

HOW DO I CHANGE MY PARTY AFFILIATION?

WHERE IS MY POLLING LOCATION ON GENERAL ELECTION DAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021?

WHERE ARE DROP BOXES LOCATED IN SOMERSET COUNTY FOR REQUESTED MAIL-IN BALLOTS?

HOW DO I UPDATE MY VOTER INFORMATION?

Registered voters who have moved to another town within Somerset County must update their voter registration with a change of address. Registered voters who are new to Somerset County or move out of the county must file a new voter registration application. 

HOW CAN I CONFIRM THAT I AM REGISTERED TO VOTE?

Search the New Jersey Divison of Elections Voter Registration records to confirm if you are registered. 

HOW MANY SIGNATURES ARE REQUIRED TO RUN FOR TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE?

  • Democratic Primary Election - 50 Signatures (Due April 5, 2021 by 4:00pm)
  • Republican Primary Election - 50 Signatures (Due April 5, 2021 by 4:00pm) 
  • Independents Running in General Election - 100 Signatures (Due June 8, 2021 by 4:00pm to the County Clerk) 

WHERE CAN I FIND ELECTION PETITIONS? (needed to run for political positions)