PRIMARY NEWS! The Democratic & Republican Primary elections are taking place on TUESDAY, June 8th … and polling places WILL BE OPEN for in-person voting on voting machines.
Voters can expect to receive their Sample Ballot on or around June 2nd; your Sample Ballot will provide you with the location of your polling place.
If you prefer to vote by mail, you always have the option to do so. You can request a mail-in ballot from our office by submitting an Application to Vote By Mail. Or, if you already requested to be put on a list to automatically receive mail-in ballots for all future elections, you should receive your mail-in ballot by the first week in May. (Ballots are due back by close of polls on Election Day, June 8th; see ballot instructions enclosed with your mail-in ballot for more detailed information.) Check out the tabs below for more information about voting by mail.
NOTICE REGARDING THE “ALL FUTURE ELECTION” MAILING LIST: Some voters have expressed concern that, because they voted by mail under Executive Order in the 2020 elections, they will be placed on the list to automatically receive mail-in ballots in all future elections. THIS IS NOT TRUE. Voters who voted by mail under executive order in 2020 will NOT be put on this list and so have no need to opt off the list.
- By mail
- By depositing it in one of 13 secure drop boxes
- By delivering it in person to the County Board of Elections
- Carry a postmark no later than Election Day
- Be received by the Board of Elections no later than six days after Election Day
- Andover Borough Municipal Building
- Andover Township Municipal Building
- Frankford Township Municipal Building
- Franklin Borough Municipal Building
- Fredon Township Civic Center
- Hardyston Township Municipal Building
- Hopatcong Borough Municipal Building
- Montague Township Municipal Building
- Newton Municipal Building
- Sandyston Township Municipal Building
- Sparta Township Municipal Building
- Vernon Township Municipal Building
- Wantage Township Municipal Building
If you requested a mail-in ballot for the June Primary or you are on a list to automatically receive mail-in ballots for all future elections, but you do not receive a ballot in the mail, you can request a replacement ballot from the Sussex County Clerk's Office by calling 973-579-0900, ext. 1507.
Do NOT request a replacement ballot if you only need a new envelope; call our office at 973-579-0900, ext. 1507 for new yellow or blue envelopes.
Do NOT request a replacement ballot if you already voted and returned a ballot.
Check your mailbox for your Mail-In Ballot.
STEP 1: When your mail-in ballot arrives, open it right away to make sure your packet is complete
- A Certificate of Mail-In Voter
- Your Ballot
- A blue Return Envelope
STEP 2: Locate the ballot; read the "Instructions to the Voter"These appear on your ballot (top left box). Failing to follow the instructions can result in your vote not being counted.
STEP 3: Mark your ballot
STEP 4: Fold your ballot and place it in the pocket of your "certificate" envelope
STEP 5: Complete the "Certificate of Mail-In Voter"You must sign the certificate where indicated. The signature should match how you signed your name at the time of voter registration. If there is an issue with your signature, the Board of Elections will contact you and give you instructions on how to "cure" your signature issue. (If you are voting a primary ballot you must also declare a party affiliation; you do this by checking the box of the party ballot you voted.) FACT: Signing the "Certificate of Mail-In Voter" is necessary to prevent someone else from voting your mail-in ballot. When your ballot is received by the Board of Elections, board workers will verify that your signature matches their record and then they will detach the certificate from the envelope that contains your ballot. When the envelope is opened and your ballot revealed, there is nothing connecting you to the ballot; your votes remain anonymous.
STEP 6: Place the "Certificate of Mail-In Voter" envelope into the blue return envelope
STEP 7: Return your ballot; you have 3 options1. Mail your ballot. 2. Deposit it in one of 13 secure Ballot Drop Boxes located in the county. 3. Hand-deliver your ballot to the County Board of Elections (if you designate someone to deliver it for you, that person would be your "bearer" and must complete the boxed bearer section on the front of the blue envelope). Call our office if you require assistance 973-579-0900, ext. 1507.
In New Jersey, ALL accepted mail-in/absentee ballots are counted on Election Day. Provisional Ballots are counted after the deadline for receiving mail-in/absentee ballots has passed.
If you require additional information not found at this site, please feel free to Contact Us.