Winter Storm News for March 21

  • All Mercer County Government Offices will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018 because of severe weather. All branches of the Mercer County Library System, the Mercer County Board of Social Services, the Mercer County Park Commission, Mercer County Clerk, Mercer County Surrogate, and the Mercer County administration building will be closed. Senior Nutrition Sites, One-Stop Career Center and County Connection will be closed.  The Mercer County Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the storm, and whenever possible, please stay off the roads so that county, local and state plows can clear the roads and get you back on track.
  • Mercer County Community College will be closed on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. All day and evening classes, activities and events will be cancelled. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The College will continue to monitor weather conditions and provide necessary updates at
  • Mercer County Fire Academy & Mercer County Community College will be closed on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Board of Elections

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*****Meeting Schedule*****

 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, 19:53C
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, 19:53C

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

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