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The Mercer County Clerk’s office has announced that the election office will be offering extended hours this Saturday for those that wish to Vote-By-Mail prior to Election Day.  The extended hours will be from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, October 31, 2015. The office of the Board of Elections will also be open for Vote-by-Mail processing. 

Mercer County voters may vote in person up until 3:00 pm on Monday, November 2nd, the day before the election.

Voters must directly drop-off their ballots at the Mercer County Board of Election at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, in order for the vote to be counted. In order to Vote-By-Mail in New Jersey and obtain a mail-in ballot, you must already be a registered voter in the county.

The County is offering these expanded Vote-by-Mail hours to make it convenient for those who might not be able to visit the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.

“Voting should be accessible to any registered voter and sometimes business hours are not convenient for working people. That is why we extended the hours,” said Clerk Sollami Covello.

Clerk Sollami Covello also reminds voters to follow the instructions carefully so that their votes can be counted.

The Board of Elections, chaired by Joanne Palmucci, will be open from 9:30am to 2:30pm for those wishing to return their completed ballots on Saturday, October 31, 2015. The Mercer County Board of Elections is located at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton.

The Clerk would also like to announce recent changes in the law for a “messenger” of an application for Vote-By-Mail and “bearer” of a voted ballot. Effective as of August 2015, the law states “No Authorized Messenger can serve as messenger for more than “THREE” qualified voters per election”. Additionally, “No person is permitted to serve as bearer for more than “THREE” qualified voters in an election.

The Mercer County Clerk’s Election Office is located on the second floor of the Courthouse Annex at 209 South Broad Street in Trenton.  Sheriff Officers will be on-site to provide security.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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