(Editor’s note: it is much bigger than a postcard – it looks similar to the sample ballots we usually get)

            In preparation for the 2020 General Election on November 3, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello and the Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Cathy DiCostanzo have commenced the mailing of postcards denoting the polling places for Mercer County residents. This is for residents who prefer to vote at the polls on a provisional (paper) ballot.

                The postcard will contain the polling location, complete with the address and voting districts it will serve. A full list of polling locations can be seen here. The polls will be open from 6:00am to 8:00 pm on Election Day. For those who have a documented physical or visual impairment, machines will be available at their respective polling place. 

                It should be noted that the postcards only apply to voters who have not already voted by mail. If you plan on voting by mail, you have the option of returning your voted ballot to your polling place on Election Day. 

                If you receive a postcard, mail in ballot, or any official election material   for a person who is no longer registered to vote at your address (if they have moved, are deceased, or any other reason), please do not destroy or discard the postcard. It should be placed back in the mailbox with a short written request to take the person off of the voting list and the reason for doing so (i.e., “deceased”, “no longer lives at this address”, etc.). This is to help the voter registration office maintain the most up-to-date voter records. 

                Per Executive Order 177, the November 3 General Election is primarily a vote-by-mail election. Mail-in ballots have been sent to every active voter in New Jersey. Voters who vote by mail have the option of mailing in their ballot on Election Day, walking it into the Mercer County Board of Elections at 1440 Parkside Avenue in Ewing, dropping it off at their polling place as previously mentioned, or dropping it in one of the 16 secure drop boxes throughout Mercer County. A full list of drop boxes can be found here.

                For more information about this election, please call the Mercer Elections Hotline at 609-278-2719 or email mercervotes@mercercounty.org. You can also call the Superintendent of Elections at 609-989-6750 with any registration questions.

Submitted by the Mercer County Clerk’s office

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