Registered voters who will not be able to get to the polls for the June 5 Primary Election may vote early in-person at the Sussex County Clerk’s Office in Newton.
Because the deadline to receive a mailed ballot has passed, voters now must apply for an absentee ballot in person. Early voting is being conducted at the Clerk’s Office during regular hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours offered Saturday, June 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon. Voters also may vote early in person up until 3 p.m. Monday, June 4th.
The County Clerk’s Office is located on the main floor of 83 Spring Street in Newton, Suite 304, accessible from either Spring Street (front entrance) or Trinity Street (rear entrance). More information about voting can be obtained by calling 973-579-0900 or by visiting the Clerk’s Website at www.sussexcountyclerk.org.
The New Jersey School Boards Association’s 2018 November Election Candidates Kit is now available for downloading; visit NJSBA Candidates Kit. Residents interested in board member candidacy can download the free kit, which includes information on: Important Dates, How to Become a School Board Member, Frequently Asked Questions, Requirements of the New Jersey School Ethics Act, Criminal Background Checks, Campaign Reporting Requirements, Candidate Briefings.
Pursuant to S-868/A-2030 enacted on May 30, which allows board of education candidates to circulate a nominating petition jointly and to be bracketed together on the ballot, below are two sample petitions: one for an individual filing and one for joint filing.
Candidate Petition for School Board (individual)
Candidate Petition for School Board (joint)
School Board Candidate Petitions must be submitted to the County Clerk no later than 4 p.m. Monday, July 30th.
When applying for a U.S. Passport in person, an execution fee is charged by the accepting agency. The current fee imposed is $25 per application, but that fee is set to increase by $10 in April.
Effective April 2nd, the execution fee will be $35.00 per application, payable in cash only. Applications received prior to April 2nd will be assessed the $25 amount.
Winter weather may cause the County Clerk’s Office to open late or, in rare instances, close for the day. Please check the county homepage for posting of delayed openings or closings due to inclement weather.