The 2017 Primary Ballot Draw is moving to Monday, April 17. According to N.J.S.A. 19:23-24, the upcoming ballot drawing for the 2017 Primary Election is scheduled to fall on Good Friday, a legal holiday observed by State and Local Government Offices on April 14, 2017.

In view of this, the Sussex County Clerk’s Office will hold the ballot drawing for the 2017 Primary Election at 3 p.m. on the following business day — Monday, April 17 — in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:11 that permits for such exceptions. The drawing will take place in the Clerk’s conference room at 83 Spring St., Suite 304 in Newton. The drawing is open to candidates and the public alike. Note that municipal candidates should contact their respective municipal clerk to confirm the date of their ballot drawing.

Any questions regarding the draw can be directed to the County Clerk’s Election Division at 973-579-0900, ext. 1501.

Attention Newton Voters:  If you reside in Newton District 3 or 5 be advised that your polling place has changed. Districts 3 and 5 now should go to vote at the Newton Municipal Building, located at 39 Trinity Street. Use the main entrance and bear left once inside; voting will be in the council chamber. Contact the Newton Municipal Clerk for more information lread@newtontownhall.com.

Attention Stillwater Voters:  If you reside in Stillwater Districts 2 and 3 be advised that your polling place has changed. Districts 2 and 3 now should go to vote at the Stillwater Area Volunteer Fire Department, located at 929 Stillwater Road. Use the upper entrance – voting will be in the meeting room.  Parking on the upper level will be available for handicapped and senior citizens.  Contact the Stillwater Municipal Clerk for more information clerk@stillwatertwp.com or 973-383-9484.

Attention Early VotersFor those voters who are unable to make it to the polls or to the County Clerk’s Office to vote in person, and who missed the deadline to vote early by mail, they may authorize a messenger to apply for a ballot on their behalf, messenger them their ballot, and then deliver their voted ballot to the County Board of Elections. But some rules have changed … (click here to learn more).

The Federal Voting Assistance Program provides voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens.  Here are some Public Service Announcements on YouTube:

Federal Voting Assistance Program-Your Greatest Weapon
Your vote matters! If you’re stationed away from home, be sure to fill out your Federal Post Card Application

Your vote counts.
The right to vote is a key element of our democracy and an important civic responsibility. We live in a free country that affords us the privilege to voice our opinion at the polls to determine how and by whom we will be governed.

Your vote might determine how much your local school district will spend during the school year or who will serve on the school board; if new municipal or county facilities will be built or if improvements are needed to existing facilities; or your vote may decide who your town’s next mayor will be, your state’s next governor, or your country’s next president.

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This site is designed to assist you with your voting responsibility — whether you’re a citizen voting to effect change, elect leadership in your community, or are a candidate running to provide that leadership.

This site provides critical dates and deadlines that occur throughout the year, which pertain to elections and voting in Sussex County. You’ll also find pertinent forms and links to election-related resources.

My staff and I work diligently to ensure that the election process in Sussex County remains valid and secure. If you require additional information not found at this site, please feel free to Contact Us.