In-Person Voting Underway for Special and General Elections


voteIn person voting is now underway at the office of the Morris County Clerk for registered Morris County voters who will not be able to get to the polls for next month’s special U.S. Senate election or the November 5 general election or both.

Joan Bramhall, Morris County Clerk, said in-person voting is being conducted in the County Clerk’s Office for the October 16 special U.S. Senate election from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays through Wednesday, October 9 and also on Friday, October 11.  County offices will be closed Monday, October 14, in observance of Columbus Day.

Bramhall said her office will have extended voting hours for that special election from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10; from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 12; and from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15.

The County Clerk’s Office is also accepting applications by mail for a civilian absentee ballot for the special election until Wednesday, October 9.

The special election October 16 is to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant following the death earlier this year of Senator Frank Lautenberg.

In-person voting is also underway in the County Clerk’s Office for the Nov. 5 general election Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until Thursday, October 31.  Extended voting hours for the general election will be 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1; from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, November 2; and from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4.

In-person voting is permitted under New Jersey statutes, and a registered voter does not have to give a reason for his or her in-person vote, according to Bramhall.

The Morris County Clerk’s Office is on the first floor of the Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street, Morristown.

Additional information about voting may be obtained by calling the election department of the Morris County Clerk’s Office at (973) 285-6066 or online by clicking here.