Election Information

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All Ballots to be Mailed by County Clerks by Oct. 5EfZYDZpXoAAjLrF

On Friday, August 14, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy announced announced that the General Election in New Jersey this November will employ primarily a vote-by-mail balloting system.

The Governor, at his public briefing, said that all active registered voters will automatically receive a prepaid, return-postage vote-by-mail ballot.

For an informational flyer on what you need to know to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election, click here.

Voters will be able return ballots:

  • By mail;
  • By handing it directly to a poll worker at a polling place on Election Day;
  • By depositing it in a secure drop box - Madison is proud to be one of the few municipalities to have a drop box location, which is on Kings Road, in the Kings Road Parking Lot behind the Public Safety Building (62 Kings Road)

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The state’s new online voter registration system is up and running, giving new voters an added ability to ensure they can register to vote. The deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

“Our plan is built around a simple principle: Making sure voting is safe for you and secure for democracy,” said the Governor.

All ballots being returned through the U.S. Postal System must:

  • Carry a postmark by Nov. 3;
  • Be received by the County Clerk no later than 8 p.m. on Nov. 10

Ballots that lack postmarks due to postal error and received by 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 will be considered valid.

Learn about the vote-by-mail process from Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi by clicking here.

Voters will be able to track their mail-in ballot by clicking here

An account is required, and can be set-up at the above mentioned link. 

The New Jersey Votes - 2020 NJ Voter Information Portal website can be accessed by visiting Vote.NJ.Gov

In addition, the Governor’s order requires the following:

  • Each municipality will be required to open at least one in-person polling site - Madison's will be in the Court room at Hartley Dodge Memorial, 50 Kings Road;
  • All counties must ensure that at least 50 percent of their total polling places are open on Election Day;
  • Any voter who chooses to cast their vote in-person will do so on a provisional ballot;
  • All individuals with disabilities will have access to an ADA-conforming voting machine.

On Election Day, ALL public schools will close to in-person instruction to facilitate use of the building as an in-person polling place.

If you choose to go to the polls you will receive a provisional paper ballot. No voting machines will be used in this election. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities. 

A provisional paper ballot are ballots that are only counted once all mail-in-ballots have been counted, as they must be looked at individually and not read by a machine. We encourage all those that wish to vote by provisional ballot to do so only if you did not receive your vote-by-mail ballot in the mail, or it was destroyed, thrown away, soiled, etc. Voting by provisional ballot makes the counting process longer.