Voter Information

Please read Somerset County General Election FAQs

Also State of NJ Elections FAQs


Go to Somerset County Board of Elections  for voter information.
Questions? After reading above FAQs,  Submit Your Election Questions Form or call (908) 231-7084
There is also helpful voter information on the State of New Jersey Division of Elections website.

AM I REGISTERED?

In most cases, this information may be found by entering your full name and month and year of birth information into the on-line form at the NJ Division of Elections website, here:

NJ Registered Voter Search

If you find you are not registered, please see instructions below on eligibility requirements and how to register.


WHERE TO VOTE (2020)

Voting by mail or drop-box is strongly encouraged due to covid-19 (see How to Vote by Mail below).  All registered voters are being sent a vote-by-mail ballot this year, which can be returns by several methods (see General Election Voting Procedures).  If you choose to vote in person, it will be by provisional ballot only, and there are a reduced number of polling locations this year.

You can look up your District # and Polling Location at: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/polling-place-search

Here is the list of Montgomery Township Polling Locations:

  • Central Jersey Masonic Center, 345 Kingston-River Road, Princeton (Dist. 1, 13, 18)
  • Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Road, Skillman (Dist. 2-4, 16, 19)
  • Montgomery Evangelical Free Church, 246 Griggstown Road, Belle Mead (Dist. 5, 6, 10-12, 17)
  • Montgomery Township Municipal Building, 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead (Dist. 7- 9, 14, 15)

 


VOTER ELIGIBILITY
  1. You must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. You must be 18 years of age on or before the next election.
  3. You must be a resident of your present address for at least 30 days before the election.
  4. You must not be serving a sentence, on parole, or on probation as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law.
  5. You must not be adjudged mentally incompetent.

VOTER REGISTRATION

You must complete a New Jersey Voter Registration Application (English), Voter Registration Application (Espanol). These forms may be obtained from the Division of Elections, Somerset County Board of Elections Office, any Municipal Clerk’s office, or simply download from links above.

You must provide an original signature. The form cannot be faxed or electronically submitted.

You must provide a valid ID in the form of a driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your social security number.

You must return the completed form at least 21 days prior to the next election to be eligible to vote in that election. The address for the Somerset County Board of Elections (also found on the form) is:

Somerset County Board of Elections
20 Grove Street
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262


 HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL

You may now vote by Mail-in Ballot for any election.

SPECIAL 2020 GENERAL ELECTION GUIDANCE:

All active registered voters should have automatically received a ballot for the 2020 general election.  (Request a duplicate ballot electronically.)

Once your ballot is voted and sealed, it must be returned to the Somerset County Board of Elections by 8:00 PM on the day of the election, by ONE OF SEVERAL METHODS.

All ballots returned by mail must be post-marked no later than 8:00 PM on November 3, 2020 and be received by the county Board of Elections on or before November 10.

If you have applied for/received a Mail-In Ballot and have decided not to vote it and instead vote at the polls, you may do so. However, you must vote by provisional ballot.


 VOTER INFORMATION & ADDRESS CHANGES

If you change your name due to marriage, divorce, or by judgment of the court, you may notify the Somerset County Board of Elections in a written statement with an  original signature at least 21 days prior to the election. If you do not notify the Board of Elections at least 21 days prior to the election, you will be permitted to vote at the polls under your original registration by signing both your registered name and your new name before voting.

If you move within Somerset County and do not notify the Somerset County Board of Elections at least 21 days prior to the election, you will be permitted to vote in your new district by provisional ballot.

If you move out of Somerset County after the close of registration date and are not eligible to vote in your new county, you may return to your previous voting district to vote. You must then register to vote in your new county.


PARTY AFFILIATION

You do not have to affiliate with a party when registering to vote. If you do not choose a party, you will be classified as “UNAFFILIATED”.

In order to vote in a Primary Election, you must declare the party you wish to vote in. If you are “UNAFFILIATED”, you may declare your party either by filling out a State
of New Jersey Political Party Declaration Form
and submitting it to the Somerset County Board of Elections 55 days prior to the election or simply by declaring your party at the polls on the day of the election.

If you have declared a party and wish to change that affiliation, you must submit a State of New Jersey Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form 55 days prior to the  Primary Election.

The address to which to submit this form is:

Somerset County Board of Elections
20 Grove Street
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262


VOTER ASSISTANCE

Any voter who is blind, physically disabled, or illiterate is entitled to assistance in the voting machine. The person assisting may be someone of the voter’s choosing. These voters are now able to request to use Audio Voting Process.

If the voter is alone, two members of the board of opposite political parties may assist. The voter has the right to have both or only one of these board workers assisting them. It is the voter’s choice.

You may not accept assistance from a representative of your employer or union for federal elections.

Any person providing assistance must sign the “Certificate of Assistance” located in the front of the Voter Registration Book” before entering the voting booth.