Author: Angela Rosa

Ballot Draws to be conducted April 6th

County and municipal clerks across the State will be conducting ballot draws on Thursday, April 6th at 3 p.m. to determine candidate positions on Primary Election ballots.

Sussex County Clerk Jeff Parrott will conduct county-level draws at 3 o’clock in the Clerk’s conference room, located at 83 Spring St., Suite 304 in Newton. Candidates are welcome to attend the event. Paid parking is available in the Trinity Street lot behind the Cochran House Building.

For information relating to municipal-level ballot draws, please contact the respective municipal clerk for more information.

Daniel’s Law & Redaction Requests

On November 20, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Daniel’s Law (P.L. 2020, c.125) into law, which prohibits disclosure of the residential addresses of certain persons covered by the law (“Covered Persons”) on websites controlled by state, county, and local government agencies. The community of Covered Persons includes former, active, and retired judicial officers, prosecutors, and members of law enforcement and their immediate family members residing in the same household. The State of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs has established a Daniels Law Portal to streamline the implementation process.

STEP ONE: Register with NJ OIP
Covered Persons need to register with New Jersey’s Office of Information Privacy. Once your registration/status is confirmed by the State, our office will be notified to remove your personal information from our records.

For complete text of Daniels Law, see P.L. 2021, CHAPTER 371.

Notice to our customers … Cochran House Bldg elevator under repair

For any customers visiting the County Clerk’s Office, please take note that the elevator in our building is currently out of service. Customers who require administrative services and who cannot use the stairs should use the front entrance on Spring Street. Street parking is available on Spring Street.

The Clerk’s Records Room is situated on the parking level of the Trinity Street entrance. Customers coming to conduct a records search should use the rear entrance on Trinity Street. The rear entrance is wheelchair accessible.

We are told the elevator will be out of service for an undetermined length of time. We apologize to our customers for this inconvenience. Call our office if you are unable to access our administrative office, so we can coordinate a way to accommodate your needs: 973-579-0900.

June 7, 2022 Primary Elections – Election Night, partial results post


The above election results are partial and unofficial. Mail-in Ballots received by mail that are postmarked on or before Election Day will continue to be received and counted up to six days after Election Day. Provisional ballots will be counted after the deadline to receive mail-in ballots.

Check the County Clerk’s Election Results page for updates.

New Notary Educational and Testing Requirements

Source: NJ DORES

Under New Jersey’s new notary public law (P.L. 2021, c. 179), the NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services (DORES) is responsible for implementing various changes designed to modernize the notary commissioning process and general notarial practices in this State.

Among the key changes are educational and testing requirements for New Jersey notaries public. Beginning July 2022, the following statutory provisions become effective:

For initial commissions. Non-attorney applicants for initial notary public commissions must provide proof that they have:

  1. Completed a six-hour course of study approved by the State Treasurer; and
  2. Passed an examination prescribed by the State Treasurer.

Procedures for compliance with the above provisions will be made available via DORES’s web site: Please check the site periodically for updates.

For renewed commissions. A commissioned notary public applying to renew a commission who has satisfactorily completed the six-hour course of study and passed an examination prescribed by the State Treasurer at least one time, or those who were commissioned for the first time before the October 22, 2021 effective date of P.L. 2021, c.179 must complete a three-hour continuing education course. Procedures for compliance with this provision will be made available via DORES’s web site. Please check the site periodically for updates.

May 2022 – Beware of scammers posing as Sussex County Clerk personnel

The Sussex County (NJ) Clerk’s Office has received numerous calls from concerned citizens (inside and out of our county) who have received phone calls from someone claiming to represent the County Clerk’s Office. The caller makes further claims that our office has information that can be used against them, which can be removed from record upon payment to our office.

THIS IS A SCAM. These calls are NOT coming from our office.

Our phone number and office are being used as a means to scam people out of money.

If you feel you were the victim of this scam, contact the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-383-1570 and ask for the Duty Detective.