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Who can vote by mail in Bergen County?

Any registered voter with a primary residence in Bergen County may use a mail-in ballot.

Any registered voter with a primary residence in Bergen County may use a mail-in ballot.

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When are elections held in Bergen County?

See the important dates and elections page for further information.

See the important dates and elections page for further information.

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What is an authorized messenger?

Any registered voter may apply to vote by mail using an authorized messenger. The messenger must be a member of…

Any registered voter may apply to vote by mail using an authorized messenger. The messenger must be a member of the voter's family or a registered voter of Bergen County. The voter must provide the authorized messenger's name and address in section 12 of the application, and must sign the application on the line provided. The authorized messenger must show photo ID and sign the application in the presence of a county clerk election official and deliver the mail-in ballot directly to the voter. An authorized messenger will be permitted to serve as a messenger for no more than 10 qualified voters per election.

Posted 3 months agoby BRothman

I've received a letter from the county clerk's office saying my application has been rejected. What do I do?

Call the County Clerk's Election Division immediately. There are many reasons why an application can be rejected. Usually, this happens…

Call the County Clerk's Election Division immediately. There are many reasons why an application can be rejected. Usually, this happens because the signature on the application does not match the signature on file in voter registration, or because there is some other discrepancy with your registration. These problems are usually resolved easily, but we can only help if you call the office at 201-336-7020.

Posted 3 months agoby BRothman

If I serve in the military, what are my voting options?

You may submit a military vote-by-mail application for any election if you are a registered voter in Bergen County and…

You may submit a military vote-by-mail application for any election if you are a registered voter in Bergen County and are any of the following:

  • An active member of the armed forces
  • A spouse or dependent of a member of the armed forces
  • A patient in a veteran's hospital
  • A civilian attached to or in service with the armed forces out of state, or a spouse or dependent residing with or accompanying that person.

You can also obtain a Federal and/or military vote-by-mail application from the Bergen County Clerk's office, your local municipal clerk's office, from the proper military personnel, or from the Federal Voting Assistance Program's website. The Application is only valid for 1 year and must be renewed every year. You will receive a mail-in ballot for each election held in your municipality during that year.

Posted 3 months agoby BRothman

If I help someone fill out an application, what should I do?

In Section 11, you must provide your name, address, and signature thereby identifying yourself as an assister.

In Section 11, you must provide your name, address, and signature thereby identifying yourself as an assister.

Posted 3 months agoby BRothman

If I cannot sign my name due to illness or injury, how do I authorize my application?

If you are unable to sign your name the way it appears in the voter registry, you may indicate your…

If you are unable to sign your name the way it appears in the voter registry, you may indicate your mark, such as an X, in Section 8 of the application. Place this mark on the line provided for your signature. Your name must be printed next to the mark. Any person assisting you with the application must fill in the box and sign his or her name as an assister.

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If I am a candidate, may I still serve as an assister or authorized messenger?

No. Candidates in an election for which a voter is requesting a mail-in ballot cannot be an assister or authorized…

No. Candidates in an election for which a voter is requesting a mail-in ballot cannot be an assister or authorized messenger.

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I am a U.S. citizen living overseas. How can I still vote?

If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, either temporarily or indefinitely, you can still vote. You will need to…

If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, either temporarily or indefinitely, you can still vote. You will need to fill out and send us a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) . In section 1 of this form, you must indicate if you are residing outside of the U.S. temporarily or indefinitely. This application must be renewed every year, in January. Federal Voting Assistance Program

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How do I apply to vote by mail?

You must submit an application to the County Clerk's Election Division. These applications are available at the County Clerk's Election…

You must submit an application to the County Clerk's Election Division. These applications are available at the County Clerk's Election Division, at your local municipal clerk's office, or you may download and print the vote-by-mail application.

Once your Application has been approved by the county clerk's office, and the ballot has been mailed out to you, you will not be permitted to vote at your polling location for that election. 

Posted 3 months agoby BRothman