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Notice to Voters

Today, July 7, 2020 is Primary Election Day. If you received a mail-in ballot, you are encouraged to fill it in and either get it postmarked with today’s date (7/7/20) or bring it to one of the secure drop box locations (see information below).

Only ONE polling location will be open for this election from 6am-8pm (Green Brook Middle School, 132 Jefferson Avenue). All registered voters from all districts will be able to be helped at this polling location. The Fire House on Rock Road West will NOT be open.

It is important to understand that for this election, at this polling location, you will be able to vote by a PAPER Provisional Ballot ONLY. There is no opportunity for voting by voting machine (unless you have a certified disability and are not capable of filling in a paper ballot, at which point ADA accommodations will be made).

You will NOT be able to drop off a completed mail-in ballot at the polling location.

Notice of Somerset County Ballot Drop Box Locations

Jerry L. Midgette, Somerset County’s Election Board Administrator announced that pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order #144, five (5) drop box locations have been established in Somerset County (locations listed below).

These boxes will be available 24 hours daily for ballot drop off by the voter or authorized Bearer until 8:00 PM on Election Night July 7, 2020.

These boxes will be under video surveillance at all times.

1. BERNARDS TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, NJ

2. BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ

3. SOMERSET COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ

4. HILLSBOROUGH MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ

5. FRANKLIN MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ

Please be reminded that for bearers (persons delivering a ballot for another voter):

· One must complete the Bearer Portion of the outer envelope in front of the voter. This applies whether the bearer is mailing the ballot, delivering it in person or dropping it in one of Somerset County drop boxes.

· One may serve as bearer for up to 3 voters in a single election. This includes any combination of ballots delivered in person or put in the mail or drop box. Delivering your own ballot does not count toward the limit of 3.

· Candidates for elected office may not act as bearers. .

 

“To minimize confusion to those voters who choose to utilize the Mail-In Ballot to vote in this July 7, 2020 Primary, I strongly urge voters and persons delivering a ballot for another voter to follow the guidance as set forth in this announcement for returning a Mail-In Ballot to the Board of Elections”, said Midgette. “Somerset County voters are reminded that ballots must be received by the Board of Elections by the close of polls on Election Day at 8:00 p.m. Ballots that are post-marked by the election date will be counted if they are received no later than 8:00pm on July 14, 2020” said Midgette.