Letter to the editor: Get your mail-in ballot for the November 7 election

Get your mail-in ballot today for the Tuesday, November 7 election for Mayor, Town Council, BOE, Governor, General Assembly and Freeholders.

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parsippany focusDear Editor:

During the second week of November, Parsippany Public Schools are only open on Monday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 8. Some families may take the liberty of heading out of town that week altogether,  while other residents may have medical or other issues prohibiting their ability to be present on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7.​

Here’s some good news – there is still time to vote by mail. This is an important election for Parsippany and the State, since we’re electing the top positions both in our Township and State this year, as both the Mayor’s seat and the Governor’s seat are being voted upon!

Here’s all of the voting info you need this year:

Apply to Vote by Mail

​Before October 31 (next Tuesday)

Print the Mail-In Ballot Application in English or en Español. Fill it out and make sure to print and sign your name where indicated. If mailing, a stamp is required.

Mail or deliver the application to:

Morris County Clerk’s Office
PO Box 315
10 Court Street Administration & Records Building, 1st Floor
Morristown, NJ 07963-0315​​

Once received by the Clerk, you should receive an absentee ballot by mail. Promptly complete it and return it, to ensure your vote counts!

Vote In Person before the Election

October 31 until November 6

In-person early voting is available in the County Clerk’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until Monday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m.​

Extended hours for in-person voting:
– Wednesday, November 1 until 7:00 p.m.
– Saturday, November 4 from 8:00 a.m. until noon.​

Guidelines for voting include bringing a valid ID and picking up a maximum of three (3) ballots.

The County Clerk’s address is 10 Court Street, Morristown

​Military or Citizens Living outside the US ​ ​Complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)​ ASAP.​​
In Person Voting Election Day

​Tuesday, November 7

​In person polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.​

If you’re not sure where to show up to vote in Parsippany, you can enter your address into the state government’s database and find the location here.

The following positions are up for grabs in the Tuesday, November 7 election:

PARSIPPANY

Mayor: Michael Soriano (D); James Barberio (R)
Township Council: Emily Peterson (D)​; Janice McCarthy (D); Vincent Ferrara (R), Louis Valori (R)
Board of Education: Matthew DeVitto; Timothy Berrios; George Blair; Andrew Choffo

NEW JERSEY

Governor/Lieutenant Governor: Kim Guadagno/Carlos Rendo (R); Philip Murphy/Sheila Oliver (D); Vincent Ross/April Johnson (We the People); Matthew Riccardi/Undeclared (Constitution Party)

General Assembly: BettyLou DeCroce (R); Jay Webber (R), Joseph Raich (D); E. William Edge (D)

Freeholders: Heather Darling (R); Rozella Clyde (D)

The full sample ballot can be viewed by clicking here.

If you are interested in  learning more about Governor platforms, the County Clerk offers the following platform statements by clicking here​. This information is also available in Spanish by clicking here​.

Thank you
Parsippany resident
Sharon Maroldi

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