Winter weather may cause the County Clerk’s Office to open late or, in rare instances, close for the day. Please check the county homepage for posting of delayed openings or closings due to inclement weather.
Sussex County Clerk Offices Closed September 6, 2021, Labor Day
Beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9th, the County Clerk’s Office conducted an official ballot draw to determine candidate order for the upcoming Nov. 2, 2021 General Election. Find Results Here.
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.”
Updated 8/4/2021; 10:29 a.m.
View list of school board candidates who successfully filed a petition with the County Clerk. The deadline to file a petition to run as a school board candidate in the upcoming Nov. 2, 2021 general election was 4 p.m. July 26.
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.
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.
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.
Sussex County Clerk Offices Closed May 31, 2021, Memorial Day
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.