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Organisation : New Jersey Division of Elections
Facility : Vote by Mail Ballot
Country : United States
State : New Jersey
Details : http://www.njelections.org/voting-information-provisional-ballots.html
Home Page : http://www.njelections.org/

Vote by Mail Ballot :

Pursuant to the federal “Help America Vote Act of 2002” (HAVA), if you registered to vote by mail in your county after January 1, 2003, and never voted in a federal election in the county, you were required to provide your county commissioner of registration with identification.

Related : New Jersey Division of Elections Register to Vote : www.electionin.org/2481.html

Whenever a person delivers a ballot to the county board, that person shall provide proof of the person’s identity in the form of a New Jersey driver’s license, or another form of identification issued or recognized as official by the federal government, the State, or any of its subdivisions, providing the identification carries the full address and signature of the person.

The person shall sign a record maintained by the county of all mail-in ballots personally delivered to it.

A voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot (listed below) and returning the application to their County Clerk.

To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk 7 days prior to the election.

A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m., the day before the election.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of a Application for Vote by Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter, since an original signature is required.

Provisional Ballot Affirmation Statements :
Provisional ballots are paper ballots that are used at the polling place on election day.

You MUST Vote by Provisional Ballot if :
** You are a registered voter in the County who moved within the County and did not notify the County Commissioner of Registration before election day of your current address; or
** Your registration information is not complete in the poll book, for example your signature or address is missing; or
** You are an Active Need ID voter who has not provided identification information; or

There is a marking in the poll book that you applied for a mail-in ballot, but you tell the board worker:
** you did not apply for one; or
** you applied for a mail in ballot, but did not receive it; or
** you received it, but did not return it.

How to Vote by Provisional Ballot :
** The board worker will give you a paper ballot and an envelope.
** The board worker must provide you with a place to vote the ballot in secret.
** Put the voted ballot in the envelope and seal it.

** Sign and complete the Affirmation Statement that is attached to the envelope. DO NOT DETACH the Affirmation Statement. If you do not sign the Affirmation Statement, your ballot will not be counted.

** Give the envelope to the board worker.
** Watch the board worker put the envelope into the provisional ballot bag, or you may put your ballot into the bag yourself.
** If you spoil your ballot, you have the right to ask the board worker for another ballot.

No provisional ballot is counted at the polling place. All provisional ballots are taken to the County Commissioner of Registration’s office after the close of the polls for verification and counting by the County the County Board of Election.

How does a voter find out if their Vote by Mail or Provisional Ballot was counted? :
All voters can call 1-877-NJVOTER (1-877-658-6837) after the election to find out whether their Vote by Mail or Provisional ballot was counted or the reason it was rejected.

Contact the NJ Division of Elections :
Mailing Address
NJ Division of Elections
P.O. Box 304
Trenton, NJ 08625-0304

Office Address
33 West State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Directions

Tel: 609-292-3760
Fax: 609-777-1280
Email: Feedback [AT] sos.nj.gov

Voting Information & Assistance :
1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)
TTY/TDD 609-292-0034

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