Requesting Mail-in Ballot for June 8 Primary Election

Posted on May 21, 2021

UPDATE: Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter is inviting voters who wish to apply for a mail-in ballot for the June 8 2021 primary to come into his office without requiring an appointment, though COVID protocols will remain in order. This is the first service open to the general public at the County Administration Building without a prior appointment since it closed in March 2020.

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Unlike the 2020 elections where every voter received a ballot in the mail, only voters who request a ballot will receive one for the June 8 primary election. All others will be able to vote in person at their polling place as they have in previous years.

Voters may request a ballot at co.somerset.nj.us/vbm by Tuesday, June 1. Voters may also request a ballot in person at the clerk’s office at 20 Grove Street in Somerville until Monday, June 7 at 3 pm. Access to the clerk’s office is by appointment only, but people requesting a mail-in ballot can come to the front desk and a staffer will come out to assist.

The County Clerk’s Office will also have extended hours for voters to request ballots on Wednesday, June 2 until 6 pm and on Saturday, June 5 from 9 am to noon.

Voters who request mail-in-ballots can cast them by US Mail, at a drop box in Somerset County, or at the Board of Elections in Somerville.

Voters who have not affiliated with any party and have requested a  mail-in ballot will receive both a Republican and a Democratic primary ballot in the mail. These voters may vote one or neither ballot, but cannot vote both. If they decide to cast one of the ballots, they will then be affiliated with that party automatically.

Source: Somerset County Clerks Office