Voters, take note of election district changes!
Some Congressional Districts have been changed, effective January 2022. Sussex County no longer falls within the 11th Congressional District; Sussex County now falls under the 5th & 7th districts. Review the lists below to see if your municipality has been assigned to a new Congressional District:
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT #5
Andover Township, Branchville Borough, Frankford Township, Franklin Borough, Hamburg Borough, Hampton Township, Hardyston Township, Lafayette Township, Montague Township, Town of Newton, Sandyston Township, Sussex Borough, Vernon Township, Wantage Township
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT #7
Andover Borough, Byram Township, Fredon Township, Green Township, Hopatcong Borough, Ogdensburg Borough, Sparta Township, Stanhope Borough, Stillwater Township, Walpack Township
Voters, take note of EARLY VOTING SITE change!
Early Voting has been moved from the Sussex County Fairgrounds to the Cochran House Building at 83 Spring Street in Newton for the June 7 Primary Election’s Early Voting Period (due to Crawfish Fest at the Fairgrounds). See below for more info on Early Voting …
THE NEXT SCHEDULED ELECTIONS ARE…
June 7, 2022 Primary Elections
- Early Voting will be available from Fri., June 3 thru Sun., June 5 at three Early Vote Centers (for EV Center locations and polling hours see Early Voting tab below)
- Election Day polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Last day to request a mail-in ballot for the Primary is May 31st
- Last day to apply in person at the Clerk’s Office for an absentee ballot is Mon., June 6 before 3 p.m.
November 8, 2022 General Election
- Early Voting will be available from Sat., Oct. 29 thru Sun., Nov. 6 at three Early Vote Centers (for EV Center locations and polling hours see Early Voting tab below)
- Election Day polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Last day to request a mail-in ballot for the General Election is Tues., Nov. 1
- Last day to apply in person at the Clerk’s Office for an absentee ballot is Mon., Nov. 7 before 3 p.m.
Check your voter registration status in Sussex County.
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING IS AVAILABLE TO NJ VOTERS!
1. Vote early in person, at one of three designated "vote centers" using a voting machine, during a three-day period leading up to Election Day;
2. Vote early by mail-in ballot;
3. Vote on Election Day, in person using a voting machine at your assigned polling place.
For more detailed information about these options, click the corresponding tab on our Elections page.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! If you have questions about how the 2022 elections are going to be conducted, call our Election Office at 973-579-0900.
- Cochran House Building, 2nd Floor, Newton, Google Maps Link
- Sussex-Wantage Branch Library, Wantage, Google Maps Link
- Louise Childs Branch Library, Hopatcong, Google Maps Link
Registered voters will receive a Sample Ballot in the mail 7-10 days before Election Day, which will provide address information for the Vote Centers, as well as voting hours.
NOTE! Voters who are scheduled to receive mail-in ballots will not be able to vote using a voting machine unless they first opt out of vote-by-mail.
Questions about polling sites and/or hours should be directed to the Sussex County Board of Elections.
- If you prefer to vote by mail in all future elections, be sure to check that box at the top of your Vote By Mail Application.
- If someone assisted you in completing your Vote By Mail Application, they should complete Section 10 of the application.
- Once you apply for a mail-in ballot, you will not be allowed to vote at your polling place or one of the county's three vote centers in the same election.
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 options
- Mail your ballot.
- Deposit it in one of 14 secure Ballot Drop Boxes located in the county.
- 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).
- Sussex County Clerk's Office, Newton, rear of building
- Andover Township Municipal Building
- Byram Township Municipal Building
- Frankford Township Municipal Building
- Franklin Borough Municipal Building
- Fredon Township Civic Center
- Hampton Township Municipal Building
- Hardyston Township Municipal Building
- Hopatcong Borough Municipal Building
- Montague Township Municipal Building
- Sandyston Township Municipal Building
- Sparta Township Municipal Building
- Vernon Township Municipal Building
- Wantage Township Municipal Building
NOTE THAT ALL DROP BOX LOCATIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE DURING NON-PRIMARY AND NON-GENERAL ELECTIONS; CHECK WITH THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS FOR A LIST OF OPEN DROP BOXES TO BE USED DURING SPECIAL SCHOOL/MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
- Person must be a registered voter in the county or a family member of the qualified voter.
- Person CANNOT be a candidate in the election for which the voter is requesting a ballot.
If you requested a mail-in ballot for the upcoming election, 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.
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.
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.
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