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Posted on: August 18, 2020

COUNTY CLERK ANNOUNCES UPDATES REGARDING 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

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PASSAIC COUNTY CLERK DANIELLE IRELAND-IMHOF ANNOUNCES UPDATES REGARDING THE 

2020 GENERAL ELECTION

Passaic County Clerk Danielle Ireland-Imhof advises Passaic County residents that on August 14, 2020, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy signed Executive Order No. 177 which requires a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election be mailed to every active, registered voter. This Executive Order aims to ensure voters preserve their constitutional right to vote while upholding the priority of public health during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Specific changes included in Executive Order No. 177 are as follows:

  • All active, registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot without the need to fill out an application.

  • Ballots will be mailed to voters by Monday, October 5, 2020.

  • Voters will have several options to choose from when deciding how to return their completed ballot:

    • Option 1: Mail your completed ballot to the Passaic County Board of Elections with the postage-paid envelope provided with your ballot.

    • Option 2: Drop your completed ballot in one of the Secure Drop Boxes located throughout Passaic County. Secure Drop Box locations will be determined and announced by the Passaic County Board of Elections.

    • Option 3: Return your completed ballot to your assigned polling place on Election Day.

  • There will be limited polling locations for in-person voting on Election Day. Voters who do not complete their vote-by-mail ballot but instead wish to vote in-person will be provided a paper provisional ballot. ADA accessible voting machines will be available for disabled voters.

  • A notice of assigned polling locations will be mailed to voters, but, sample ballots will not. Sample ballots will be posted for viewing at www.PassaicCountyClerk.org.

  • The voter registration deadline remains October 13, 2020. New Jersey residents who are not registered to vote will have the opportunity to register online on a new system launching September 4, 2020. More details will be shared regarding this system as further information is made available.

Additional information and announcements regarding the 2020 General Election will be posted at www.PassaicCountyClerk.org. Please direct questions to the Elections Division of the Passaic County Clerk’s Office at (973) 881-4127.