If you want your vote to count in the Montclair’s Municipal Election for Township Council on Tuesday, May 12, you’ll have to mail it in.
In an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy has ordered municipal elections in the state be conducted through mail-in ballots. If you’re already registered to vote, you will receive a mail-in ballot (return postage paid). Residents must complete it and get it postmarked by May 12.
Don’t know if you’re registered? Find out through the NJ Division of Elections.
Residents who aren’t registered voters must register by Tuesday, April 21, according to the Montclair Municipal Election website. You can register to vote by filling out one of the Essex County Voter Registration forms, below:
The above forms are addressed to the Essex County Commission of Registration and postage paid.
To register in New Jersey, you must be:
–A United States citizen
–At least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18
–A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
–A person not serving a sentence of incarceration as the result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States.
The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or a Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration application and/or party affiliation form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for Essex county.
You are not eligible to register to vote if:
You are serving a sentence as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States.
Baristanet will keep readers updated on any election/voting changes as they are announced.