Check your voter registration status in Sussex County.
4/20/2021 Annual School Election
(If your district holds its annual school election the third Tuesday of April)
6/8/2021 Primary Elections
11/2/2021 General Election
Persons interested in running for public office in 2021, should visit our CANDIDATE INFORMATION page.
PRIMARY NEWS! A ballot draw to determine the order of candidates running for State and County offices will be conducted on April 16th at 3 p.m. in the County Clerk’s Office and streamed live for interested viewers. The live stream link will be provided here on April 16th; please check back. Note that municipal clerks will conduct separate ballot draws to determine candidate order in their respective municipal races.
If you signed up with the NJ Division of Elections to track your voted ballot please note that your ballot status won’t be changed to “Accepted” or “Rejected” until after the certification of an Election. If there was an issue with the submission of your ballot, e.g, a signature discrepancy, you will be contacted in writing by the County Board of Elections before the certification date and you’ll have an opportunity to “cure” the issue.
NOTICE REGARDING IN-PERSON SERVICES AT THE CLERK’S OFFICE: If you do not receive a mail-in ballot or you need to request a replacement ballot for the upcoming November election and wish to do so in person, please note you will be required to wear a face covering/mask until further notice.
NOTICE REGARDING THE “ALL FUTURE ELECTION” MAILING LIST: Some voters have expressed concern that, because they are voting by mail under Executive Order, 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 the July primaries and who will vote by mail-in ballot in the November General Election 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 handing it directly to a poll worker at your designated polling place on Election Day
- By delivering it in person to the County Board of Elections
- Carry a postmark no later than November 3rd
- Be received by the Board of Elections no later than 8:00 p.m. on November 10th
- Ballots which lack postmarks due to postal error received by 8:00 p.m. on November 5th will be considered valid.
- 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
The polling locations for the Nov. 3 2020 Presidential Election will be as follows:
|Andover Borough||Andover Borough Senior Citizen Center|
|Andover Township||Hillside Park Barn
Andover Twp Municipal Building
|Byram||Byram Municipal Building
Cranberry Lakes Firehouse
|Frankford||Frankford Firehouse #1|
|Franklin||Franklin Senior Center|
|Fredon||Fredon Municipal Building|
|Green||Green Twp Firehouse|
|Hamburg||Fire Department Meeting Room|
|Hampton||Hampton Senior Center|
|Hardyston||Hardyston #1 Firehouse
Hardyston Municipal Building
|Hopatcong||Hopatcong #2 Firehouse
Hopatcong #3 Firehouse
Hopatcong Middle School Gym
|Lafayette||Lafayette Municipal Building|
|Montague||Montague Municipal Building|
|Newton||Newton Firehouse Newton Municipal Building|
|Sandyston||Sandyston Municipal Building|
|Sparta||Sparta Fire Headquarters
Alpine Middle School Gym
Sparta First Presbyterian Church
|Stanhope||Stanhope American Legion|
|Stillwater||Stillwater Municipal Building|
|Vernon||Pochuck Valley Firehouse
Vernon Municipal Building (downstairs)
St. Francis DeSales Church
Highland Lakes Clubhouse
|Walpack||Sandyston Municipal Building|
|Wantage||Wantage Library Beemerville Firehouse Colesville Firehouse|
All active NJ voters will receive a mail-in ballot for the 2020 Presidential Election. If you do not receive a ballot in the mail by Election Day, you can go to your assigned polling place and vote a paper provisional ballot.
NOTE: Online registrations and MVC registrations are not instantaneous. These registrations must be processed by the local board of elections before ballots can be issued by the Clerk's Office. Our office will continue mailing ballots up until Oct. 23rd. After that date, voters can arrange to pick up their ballot in person at our Will-Call Window or they can vote a provisional ballot at their polling place on Election Day. Voters picking up a ballot must show I.D. and can only pick up their own ballot, unless another voter authorizes them to act as a messenger on their behalf (call our office for Authorized Messenger requirements).
Use the Replacement Ballot Order Form below to request a replacement BALLOT and we'll have it ready for pick-up at our will-call window. You can request a replacement ballot if you did not receive your ballot by mail, or if you spoiled your ballot, lost your ballot, or your ballot was destroyed.
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 4 options1. Mail your ballot. 2. Deposit it in one of 11 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). 4. Hand-deliver your ballot to a poll-worker at your designated polling location on Election Day. (Note: You cannot deliver someone else's ballot to a polling place, you can only bring the one you personally voted.) Call our office if you require assistance 973-579-0900, ext. 1507.
Voters who want to vote at the polls on Election Day can choose to mark their mail-in ballot in the comfort of their home and then cast/deposit their voted ballot at their designated polling place on Election Day. All voters will receive a postcard no later than October 23rd advising them of their designated polling place.
NOTE! Voters can only bring their personally voted ballot to their polling place; no one can be the bearer for someone else's ballot at the polls on Election Day.Voters who were placed on the "All Future Elections" list but who no longer want to automatically receive ballots by mail for every future election may opt out at any time by submitting a request in writing to our office. For your convenience, COMPLETE & RETURN THIS FORM TO OPT-OUT if you no longer want to receive mail-in ballots for all future elections (excluding the 2020 November 3 General Election, which is mostly mail-in under law).
NOTE! Voters who voted by mail in the 2020 elections will NOT be placed on a list to automatically receive mail-in ballots for all future elections.
Voters who will not be at their registered home address should notify their County Clerk's Office as soon as possible where they want their November ballot to be mailed. Unless instructed otherwise, ballots will be mailed to the voter's home address.
If you believe you are a registered voter of Sussex County but by mid-October you do not receive a mail-in/absentee ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020 Presidential Election, please contact our office so we can investigate your situation. If you are a qualified voter we will issue you a replacement ballot.
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.