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Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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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

March 27, 2023

Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Primary Election

(before 4:00 pm)

 April 12, 2023

Party Affiliation Declaration Forms Due

For Primary Election to be filed with County Commissioners of Registration 

April 22, 2023

Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for Primary Elections Begins

May 16, 2023

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline

Evening Voter Registration Available

At County Commissioners Offices

 

May 30, 2023

Deadline to apply for Mail-In Ballot by Mail

(before 4:00 pm)

May 31, 2023

Sample Ballots for Primary Election Mailed

(before 4:00 pm)

June 2 – June 4, 2023

Early In-Person Voting

(before 4:00 pm)

June 5, 2023

Deadline to request a Mail-In Ballot In-Person

(up to 3:00 pm)

June 6, 2023

Primary 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.

June 8, 2023

Deadline for Receipt by County Board of Elections of Mail-In Ballots by Delivery of the United States Postal Service that DO NOT Bear a Postmark of Delivery 

June 12, 2023

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

Voting Information
Primary Election - June 6, 2023
General Election - November 7, 2023 

2022 Election Results

Somerset County Clerk's Office 

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/elected-officials/county-clerk/election-division/interactive-election-results

Bernards Township Unofficial Results 

https://www.bernards.org/government/documents/department-documents/clerk/election-documents/2952-unofficial-results-bernards-township-general-election-2022/file

  

 Apply to be a poll worker!

Please visit: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/.../poll-worker-information

  Click here for an Application

 

WHO MAY REGISTER TO VOTE? You are eligible 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 incarcerated, on parole, or on probation 

AM I REGISTERED TO VOTE?

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, prior to the Primary Election June 2 to Jun 4. Click here for more information. 

WHEN IS IN PERSON EARLY VOTING?

June 2, 2023, to June 4, 2023. No Appointment Necessary. 

10:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday

 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 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY, JUNE 6, 2023?

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 at least 21 days prior to the election. If you do not change your address 21 days prior to the election, you will be permitted to in your new district by provisional ballot. 

Registered voters who are new to Somerset County or move out of the county must file a new voter registration application. If you move out of Somerset County after the close of registration date and are not eligible to vote in your new county, you may return to your previous voting district to vote.

HOW CAN I CONFIRM THAT I AM REGISTERED TO VOTE?

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

 IF I WANT TO RUN FOR TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE OR RUN FOR A COUNTY COMMITTEE POSITION, WHERE CAN I FIND ELECTION PETITIONS? (required to run for political positions)

 Click Here

HOW MANY SIGNATURES ARE REQUIRED TO RUN FOR TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE?

 Democratic Primary Election - 50 Signatures (Due March 27, 2023 to the Municipal Clerk by 4:00pm)

  • Republican Primary Election - 50 Signatures (Due March 27, 2023 to the Municipal Clerk by 4:00pm) 
  • Independents Running in General Election - 100 Signatures (Due March 27, 2023 to the County Clerk by 4:00pm) 

HOW MANY SIGNATURES ARE REQUIRED TO RUN FOR A COUNTY COMMITTEE POSITION? 

Click Here

Primary Election Information

A primary election is an election in which registered voters select an individual that they believe should be the political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election. 

HOW DO PRIMARIES WORK IN NEW JERSEY? 

New Jersey utilizes a semi-closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is generally limited to registered party members. Unaffiliated voters can register as party members at the polls on primary election day. Otherwise, a voter must indicate his or her party preference (e.g., via an updated voter registration) no later than the 55th day preceding the primary in order to vote in that party's primary.