Tues., July 7th Primary Election 

Sussex County’s July 7 Primary procedures explained.

Notice to Unaffiliated Voters – Special Application for Vote By Mail 

Vote by Mail Frequently Asked Questions

Polling places have changed for the July 7 election!

Drop Box Locations for deposit of Vote By Mail Ballots.

Check your voter registration status in Sussex County.

*** Revised Primary Election Timeline ***
issued by New Jersey Division of Elections.


In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, and to prioritize the health and well being of our staff and customers, anyone visiting the Sussex County Clerk’s Office is required to wear a face covering/mask until further notice.


Completed nominating petitions may be submitted in person or electronically by email and must be received by 4:00 pm on July 7, 2020. If the petition is submitted electronically, no hard copy is required to be submitted.

Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions

Effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, candidate’s can now obtain signatures electronically on a nominating petition. Please be advised that these are only supplemental signature pages. A candidate/designee will still need to complete all of the required documents (i.e. Certificate of Acceptance, etc.) All of the statutory requirements will remain the same.

Instructions for using the Electronic Candidate Petitions

Electronic Petition for single candidate.

Electronic Petition for two candidates filing jointly

Electronic Petition for three candidates filing jointly

Electronic Petition for Initiatives/Referenda for November 2020 general election.


SPECIAL HOURS for in-person voting will be announced. The office is currently closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please call 973-579-0900 for updated information on early voting in person at the Clerk’s Office (83 Spring St., Suite 304; use parking lot behind building on Trinity Street).

Anyone can vote early by mail without having to state a reason for wanting to do so. Mail-in Ballots (also called “Absentee Ballots” or “Vote By Mail Ballots”) are available up to 45 days prior to Primary and General Election Days. We offer the following options to obtain a mail-in/absentee ballot:

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.