Morris County Clerk Reminds Voters of New Vote by Mail Law

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Clerk, Ann F. Grossi, Esq., is reminding voters that a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August dramatically changed the Vote By Mail rules in New Jersey.  These changes are effective immediately and will impact the November General Election.

The new law mandates that all voters who voted by mail in the 2016 General Election be sent a Mail in Ballot for the 2018 General Election, even if they did not request one.  If these voters do not want to receive a 2018 General Election Mail In Ballot, they had to notify the County Clerk’s Office, in writing, by September 19.

All of the 2016 Mail-In Ballot voters have been sent a letter from the County Clerk’s Office advising of this change.

According to State law, any voter who has not opted out and receives a Mail In Ballot will not be permitted to vote on a voting machine on Election Day.  These voters will be limited to voting the Mail In Ballot or paper provisional ballot at the polls.

If you have any questions about the Vote by Mail process or questions about the new law, please contact the Morris County Clerk’s Office Elections Department at (973) 285-6126.