Important Message Regarding the New Statewide Vote by Mail Law Effective August 28, 2019, P.L.2019, c.265 was enacted requiring County Clerks to send Vote by Mail Ballots for the November 5, 2019 General Election to all voters who voted by mail in any election in 2017 or 2018. Please be advised the law also requires the County Clerks to automatically issue Vote by Mail Ballots for all future elections to all voters who voted by mail in any election in 2017 or 2018 unless the voter informs the County Clerk in writing that they do not wish to receive a Vote by Mail Ballot for all future elections.
Please be advised that the statutory deadline for mailing the 2019 General Election Vote by Mail Ballots was September 21, 2019. Any opt-out forms or letters that were received after the cutoff will take effect after the General Election. It is important to remember that, according to State law, any voter who receives a Vote by Mail Ballot will not be permitted to vote on a voting machine on Election Day. Voters will either have to utilize the Vote by Mail Ballot they receive or vote on a paper provisional ballot at the polls on Election Day.
For More Information:
Glen Ridge Mayor & Council
Essex County Clerk’s Office
Essex County Board of Elections
New Jersey Division of Elections