Voters in New Jersey can choose to vote early in the form of Vote-By-Mail or Early In-Person Voting. In-person allows voters to cast their votes on voting machines at designated Early Voting Sites in their county. The duration of the Early Voting period depends on the type of election, with more early voting days allotted to general elections than to primaries.
- For a non-presidential primary there are 3 days of early voting, beginning on the 4th day before Election Day.
- For a presidential primary, there are 5 days of early voting, beginning on the 6th day before Election Day.
- For all general elections, which are held in November, there are 9 days of early voting, beginning on the 10th day before Election Day.
- The Early Voting period ends the Sunday immediately preceding Election Day for all election types.
The number of Early Voting Sites in a County depends on the number of registered voters in the County. Sussex County voters will have a choice of three Early Voting Sites:
- Cochran House Professional Bldg, Newton (parking on Trinity St)
- Sussex-Wantage Branch Library, Wantage
- Louise Childs Branch Library, Stanhope
The County Board of Elections oversees Early In-person voting, while the County Clerk’s Office is responsible for Vote-By-Mail ballots.
NOTE TO VOTERS WHO RECEIVE MAIL-IN BALLOTS! Voters who already requested a mail-in ballot, or who are on a list to automatically receive mail-in ballots for all future elections, are not eligible to vote on a voting machine. If you are currently on the County’s permanent Vote-By-Mail list, you must first opt off that list if you want to vote in person on a voting machine; complete and return an Opt-Off form.