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Notice to Voters

In light of COVID-19 and necessary CDC Social Distancing requirements, the Board of Election will hold the Primary Election Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm at our Satellite location at 1440 Parkside Avenue, Ewing, New Jersey 08638.

In order to encourage full participation, please submit any requests for accommodation of people with disabilities to Mr. Anthony R. Francioso, Esq., Chairman, Board of Elections, McDade Administrative Building, P.O. Box 8068, Trenton, New Jersey (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 101-336).

This notice is published in accordance with requirements set forth by Title 19:53A-8, N.J. State Election Law. 

Mercer County Board of Elections

Dated: July 2, 2020



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:

2020-21 Revised B.O.E Annual Meeting Schedule 

Revised January -December 202Chronological Election Timelines as of April 14, 2020:

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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