Be a Voter
Are you planning to vote this November 7th?
If not, ask yourself why not?
If it's because you're not registered, or you aren't familiar with our voting machines, or maybe you think your vote doesn't matter - please give the County Clerk's Office a call and we'll do our best to hook you up with the information you need to ensure you make it to the polls - with confidence - on Election Day.
If you're planning on not participating because you don't know enough about the candidates on the ballot - you still have time to do some research. Talk to friends and family - engage in conversation. Find out how candidates' views differ on the issues that matter most to you. Education? Jobs? Environment? Public Safety? Transportation? Check out candidates' social media pages. Look up newspaper articles. Contact the campaign headquarters of local candidates. Get answers. When it comes to selecting the next Governor of New Jersey, you may find it insightful to read the gubernatorial candidate statements we've posted to our website (http://sussexcountyclerk.org/elections/ ). Remember that November's winners will affect public policy moving forward. Whose public policies do you want to see implemented?
If you do plan to vote this November but aren't sure you'll be able to make it to the polls on Election Day - because of travel, illness, or any reason whatsoever - YOU HAVE OPTIONS!
You can vote early by mail, or you can vote in person at your County Clerk's Office. Mail-In Ballots are available about 45 days prior to Election Day. That gives you plenty of time to plan ahead. You can download a Vote By Mail Ballot Application, or call our office and request an application be mailed to you. Mailed applications must arrive to our office on or before October 31st - this is so that we have time to mail you your ballot, and you have ample time to mail it back to the Board of Elections. The Board must receive your ballot before the close of polls (8 p.m.) on Election Day. After the mailing deadline has passed, voters still can apply and vote in person at the County Clerk's Office up until 3 p.m. the Monday before Election Day (Nov 6th). Visit http://sussexcountyclerk.org/elections/ to learn more about early voting.
Be engaged. Be a voter.