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Mercer County is now operating an appointment-only, drive-up testing site for COVID-19 at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence. Your doctor must fax your prescription to the site's appointment makers. Those who show up and who do not have an appointment will not be able to be tested. If you are symptomatic and need testing you must contact your doctor who will fax a prescription to the test site. The fax number is: (609) 630-4031.

Personal Protective Equipment Needed! Donate supplies here

Important Return to Work information for MCBOSS Employees here

N.J. Dept. of Health COVID-19 Dashboard updates positive-test cases by county daily. Mercer County releases no identifiers other than the number of cases seen in Mercer County. Mercer does not tally by municipality. Click here to subscribe to Mercer bulletins.

For information on COVID-19: www.mercercounty.org/covid-19.

General questions? Call: 2-1-1; Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253; Text: NJCOVID to 898-211; Text your ZIP code to 898-211 for live text assistance.

COVID-19  Updates from Mercer County

Most Mercer County-run facilities are closed due to the COVID-19. More information here.

Mercer County Employees COVID-19 Temporary Time & Attendance Provisions

 

As of Thursday, March 19, 2020 the Board of Elections has postponed all Board worker training classes for the upcoming Primary Election until further notice. Please revisit site for future updates.

We are working toward keeping our board workers and constituents safe as we navigate the Covid-19 virus.

Thank you for your support and consideration.

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Election Administration in New Jersey - at the County Level

At the county level a number of officials and offices are responsible for the administration of elections. Those officials and offices and their respective responsibilities are indicated in the summary below:

County Boards of Election

All 21 counties -- includes duties of Superintendent where that office does not exist.
Acts as County Commissioner of Registration where no Superintendent of Elections exists, 19:31-2
Acts as custodian of voting machines where no Superintendent exists, 19:48-4

All Boards are responsible for:

Selection of polling places,
Enforcement of Elderly and Handicapped Accessibility Act, 19:8-2 & 8-3.1
Creation and maintenance of election districts, 19:4-10 et. seq
Appointment of challengers, 19:7-2
Appointment and training of board workers, 19:6-1 & 19:50-1
Receiving, counting, investigating and certifying Vote-By-Mail ballots, 19:57-24&31
Counting and certifying provisional ballots, 19:53 C
Is the Board of County Canvassers, 19:6-26

Superintendent of Elections

Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris and Passaic
Required in 1st Class counties, 9:32-5
Permitted in 2nd and 5th Class counties, 10:32-30
Has police powers to enforce title 19,19:32-21 & 44
Acts as the County's Commissioner of Registration, 19:31-2
Acts as custodian of County's voting machines.

Commissioner of Registration

All 21 counties (either Board of Elections or Superintendent of Elections)

Regulates voter registrations, 19:31-2
Accepts voter registration applications
Reviews registration records to assure continued eligibility Investigates provisional ballots, 19:53 C

County Clerk

Receives petitions for all offices except those filed with the Attorney General of municipal clerks, 19:13-3 for general, 19:23-6 for primary
Designs and prints all election ballots, 19:14-1 for general, 19:23-22.4 primary
Draws lots for ballot position 19:14-12 for general, 19:23-22.4 for primary
Prints and furnishes Vote-By-Mail Ballots, 19:57-8,
Emergency Ballots, Provisional Ballots Approves or rejects Vote-By-Mail ballot applications,19:57-1
Prepares list of Vote-By-Mail ballot applications, 19:57-9

More Information:

January -December 2020

Chronological Election Timelines:

Primary 2020

General 2020

Mail-In Ballot Information:

Notice to Mail-in-Ballot Bearers

Challenger Information:

 

Voter Information:

New Jersey Voter Information

 

Polling Location Information:

 

Party Affiliation:

 

State of New Jersey Voter Registration Assistance:

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