Author: Angela Rosa

Ballot positions to be drawn Aug 9 at 3 p.m.

An official drawing to determine ballot position for races on this November’s general election will be conducted at the County Clerk’s Office August 9th at 3 p.m.

Because County Clerk Jeff Parrott is running for office this year and his name is on the ballot, Deputy Clerk Angela Rosa will be conducting the draw in his place.

The draw will first determine which of the two major parties will appear in first position on the ballot, and then will determine order among candidates in specific races.

Once available, the result of the drawings will be posted to the Clerk’s website under “Who’s On the Ballot.”

Nat’l Passport Center experiencing major delays

The Department of State has advised that the routine turnaround for a passport application to be processed by the National Passport Center is currently up to 18 weeks. Expedited service is available for an additional $60; the processing time for expedited service is currently up to 12 weeks.

If you’re thinking about traveling outside the U.S. please plan accordingly. Visit travel.state.gov for processing time updates.

The Sussex County Clerk’s Office is a passport acceptance agency for the U.S. Department of State. Citizens may apply at the Clerk’s Office in Newton for a United States Passport Book or Passport Card.

Clerk’s ROAM site to experience temporary interruption in service

This notice is to advise that the Clerk’s ROAM site will experience a temporary interruption in its land records search platform. A planned update is scheduled for Friday, July 9 from approximately 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. during which time the search function will be unavailable to customers. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, but ask that you plan accordingly. Thank you.

Extended hours for in-person voting Sat., 6/5th from 9 a.m. to noon

The Sussex County Clerk’s Office will be open on Sat., June 5th from 9 a.m. to noon to accommodate voters who can’t make it to the polls for Tuesday’s Primary elections, or who missed the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot.

Here’s what you need to know:

The deadline to apply by mail for a mailed ballot has passed.

Registered voters can still apply for a paper ballot in person at the Sussex County Clerk’s Office Mon-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. up until 3 p.m. the Monday before Election Day (6/7th).

The Sussex County Clerk’s Office is located in the Cochran House Professional Building at 83 Spring St., Suite 304, in Newton.

Call 973-579-0900, ext 1507 for more information.

Sample Ballots for June 8th Primary now available

See What’s On the Ballot in your town. If you’re a registered voter of either the Democratic or Republican Party, don’t forget to vote in your party’s primary election on Tuesday, June 8th.

NOTE! If your registered voter status is “unaffiliated” you can show up at your polling place on Election Day, declare a party, and vote right away.

The polls are open again this June for in-person voting on voting machines. You will be mailed a sample ballot on or before June 2nd; your polling place will appear in a red box on the front of your sample ballot.

If you prefer to vote early by mail, submit an Application For Vote By Mail Ballot to your county clerk. Mailed applications must be received by the Clerk no later than 7 days before Election Day.

Primary Elections are June 8th and polls WILL BE OPEN this year

The Republican and Democratic primary elections are being held on June 8th this year, and voters will once again be able to cast their vote in person at the polls.

Polls will be open TUESDAY, JUNE 8 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For those voters who prefer to vote by mail — that is always an option. Click Here for more information on how to request a vote-by-mail ballot from your County Clerk’s Office.

Sample ballots for the June 8th elections will be mailed to voters about one week before Election Day. If you want to know now who’s on the ballot in your community, get a sneak peek on our website HERE.