Gubernatorial Candidate Statements
The NJ Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act, N.J.S.A. 19:44A-37, allows candidates for the office of Governor to provide a statement, not exceeding 500 words, to assist the voters of this State in making their determination among the candidates. Click the link below to view the statements that were submitted:
November 7, 2017 General Election SAMPLE BALLOTS
The Sample Ballots posted above are for information purposes only and CANNOT be voted. They represent a sample of the Vote By Mail Ballot, and are provided as a courtesy to the public.
If you are a registered voter in the county, you will receive a Sample Ballot in the mail approximately one week prior to Election Day that shows you what your electronic ballot will look like when you go to your polling place to vote on Election Day. NOTE: Your mailed sample ballot also CANNOT be voted; it is for previewing purposes only.
Due to legislative changes, this is the first gubernatorial election for which your mailed Sample Ballot will not contain Gubernatorial Candidate Statements. Beginning in 2017, Gubernatorial Candidate Statements will be posted to County Clerk and NJ Division of Election websites; voters also may call their County Clerk’s Office to request a paper copy of the statements be mailed to them.
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EARLY VOTING OPTIONS …
Anyone can vote early by mail without having to state a reason for wanting to do so. Mail-in Ballots (also called “Absentee Ballots”) are available 45 days prior to an election. We offer the following options to obtain a mail-in/absentee ballot:
Option 1: Request and Receive Your Ballot by Mail
To receive your ballot by mail, download a Mail-In Ballot Application and complete Sections 1-9* and mail your signed application to Sussex County Clerk’s Office, 83 Spring St., Suite 304, Newton, NJ 07860. In order to receive your ballot by mail, your application must be received in our office a minimum of seven (7) days prior to an election. Any voter who fails to apply by the deadline may apply in person at our office up to 3:00 p.m. the day before the election. Voters should visit our website for updated information on extended hours for in-person/early voting as an election day draws near.
- If someone assisted you in completing your application, they should complete Section 11.
- Section 10 is optional.
- Once you apply for a mail-in ballot, you will not be allowed to vote at your polling place in the same election.
If you apply for a mail-in ballot, you will not be able to vote on the machine at your polling place on Election Day. Should there be a problem with your mail-in ballot (e.g., you misplace it or don’t receive it by the mailing deadline) and you go to your polling place to vote, the poll worker should issue you a Provisional paper ballot.
Option 2: Apply in Person
Any voter who fails to apply for a mail-in ballot by the deadline may apply in person at our office up until 3:00 p.m. the day before the election. Voters are welcome anytime Mon-Fri between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Voters should visit our website for updated information on extended hours for in-person/early voting as an election date draws near.
Option 3: Authorize a Messenger To Deliver Your Ballot
For those voters who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day, but who do not have enough time to apply by mail for a “Mail-In Ballot,” they may authorize a messenger to apply on their behalf, messenger them their ballot, and then deliver their voted ballot to the County Board of Elections.
Download a Vote By Mail Ballot Application. You must complete Sections 1-9 and 12 (complete Section 11 only if applicable; Section 10 is optional). The voter authorizes a person to act as an authorized messenger by completing and signing Section 12 of the application. The authorized messenger will be required to present photo ID and apply his/her signature to Section 12 in front of the County Clerk or his designee at the time the application is submitted.
Note that an authorized messenger may not serve as a messenger for more than THREE qualified voters and, likewise, is limited to be the bearer of THREE voted ballots. The voted ballots must be delivered to the County Board of Elections, where the bearer will be required to present official identification before signing the mandated bearer log.
To qualify as an authorized messenger …
- Person must be a registered voter in the county or a family member of the qualified voter.
- Person CANNOT be a candidate in the election for which the voter is requesting a Mail-In Ballot.
Feel free to call the Clerk’s Office with any Early Voting questions you may have (973-579-0900, ext. 1507)
If you are currently overseas, you may complete an overseas ballot application, which will allow you to vote via regular mail, fax, or e-mail. This service is available to residents (or former residents) of Sussex County who are living or working out of the United States, including military personnel and their dependents.
Types of “Overseas” voters
U.S. citizens living permanently overseas may vote a Federal Overseas Ballot, which allows them to vote for Federal offices only, including President, U.S. Senate, and Congress; whereas U.S. citizens visiting or residing temporarily overseas are eligible to vote the complete ballot of their permanent address.
Visit fvap.gov for more complete information on overseas voting.
Military servicemen and women who need to vote by absentee ballot should apply for their ballot using the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA). The following voters also can apply using the FPCA: dependents of military personnel, patients in veteran hospitals, and civilians attached to or serving in the military. For more information on voting absentee in the military and/or voting overseas, visit fvap.gov.
Note that voted ballots must be received by the County Board of Elections before the close of polls on Election Day.
Option to Vote by Mail in ALL General Elections only
Voters who wish to vote by mail-in ballot in each and every future General Election may request that they be placed on a General Election Vote by Mail list by checking Box B of Section 10 on the Vote By Mail Application.
Once you submit an application with Box B selected, you will not be permitted to vote at your polling place in future General Elections.
Mail the completed application to: Sussex County Clerk, 83 Spring St., Suite 304, Newton, NJ 07860.
Your voted ballot must be received by the County Board of Elections before the close of polls on Election Day.
In New Jersey, ALL accepted mail-in/absentee ballots are counted on Election Day.
If you require additional information not found at this site, please feel free to Contact Us.