Citing Coronavirus Concerns, County Clerk Urges Voters to Apply to Vote By Mail

The recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has made it necessary to prepare and plan for a variety of outcomes. Mercer County election officials are taking a lead to ensure a successful primary election.

In light of this and for any voter at risk or concerned about visiting populated places on Election Day, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello strongly suggests residents apply for a Vote by Mail ballot for the 2020 Primary Election, to be held on June 2nd.

You can download an application at https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-by-mail.shtml or call us at 609-989-6494 and we will mail you one in order to vote in June, November, or in all future elections. The earliest ballots for the Primary Election will be mailed out by mid-April.

The last day to for the County Clerk’s Office to receive a vote-by-mail application by mail in time for the Primary Election is May 26. However, past this date, voters can still walk into the County Clerk’s office, located on 209 South Broad St, until June 1 at 3pm to receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Votes will be counted as long as they are postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 48 hours after the polls close on June 2.

The Clerk’s Office would like to remind residents that Mercer County election officials’ goal is to ensure that the democratic process continues uninterrupted and that voters’ voices be heard and recorded.

For more information on how to apply to vote by mail, please click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUdTJN1yMUs&feature=youtu.be.

Submitted by the Office of the Mercer County Clerk.

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