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Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, May 16

Morris Voters Have Gubernatorial, Legislative, Freeholder and Local Elections to Decide

MORRIS COUNTY — The deadline to register to vote in New Jersey’s 2017 gubernatorial primary election is Tuesday, May 16. In addition, there are a host of a state legislative, county elections and in Parsippany, Mayor and Council to be decided on Tuesday, June 6.

You may register to vote in Morris County if:

  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You will be 18 years of age on or before the next election
  • You are not incarcerated, on parole, or on probation due to a conviction for an indictable offense under any federal or state laws
  • You are a Morris County resident 30 days before the election
  • You are a resident of the election district in which you expect to vote at the time of registration

You can obtain voter registration applications from Khaled Madin, Township Clerk’s Office, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard or from the Morris County Board of Elections Office in Morristown. The form can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Board of Elections Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will stay open late on Tuesday, May 16, until 9:00 p.m. to accept voter registrations.

Voter registrations cannot be submitted online, emailed or faxed. Original applications must be hand delivered or postmarked on or before Tuesday, May 16.

In the Tuesday, June 6 primary election, you may only vote for a candidate in your declared party (Republican or Democrat).

If you are a registered voter who has never declared a party, you will complete a Political Party Affiliation Declaration  at your polling place on the day of the Primary Election. This declaration must be made before you will be permitted to vote in that Primary Election.

The General Election is the only time you can cross party lines.

You may not vote in a primary election if you are a declared US Constitution, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, Reform, Socialist Party of New Jersey or Conservative Party member.

For a wealth of information on voting, please visit the Morris County Elections by clicking here.

To get a voter registration form and more information call (973) 285-6715 or click here.

Also, if you are not going to be in Morris County or can’t get to the polls that day, mail-in ballots can be obtained through the Morris County Clerk’s Office. The application can be downloaded by clicking here. The deadline to apply for mail-in ballots through the mail is May 30. The deadline to apply in person is June 5 at 3:00 p.m.

If you have a question regarding mail-in ballots or require a ballot mailed to your residence, please call (973) 285-6715.

Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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