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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

November 2, 2021

General Election Day!

 

Voting Information

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The Primary Elections - June 8, 2021

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.

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?

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?

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

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