APPLYING FOR A VOTE – BY – MAIL BALLOT
Any registered voter may apply to the county clerk’s office for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application. Applications Applications must be received in the County Clerk’s Office at least 7 days prior to an election in order for a ballot to be mailed to the applicant. Send the application to:
Honorable Joanne Schwartz
Burlington County Clerk
50 Rancocas Road
P.O. Box 6000
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Voters may apply for a ballot in-person in the county clerk’s office anytime up to 3 p.m. on the day before an election. Ballots issued over-the-counter may be taken directly to the Board of Elections on the first floor at 50 Rancocas Road to be voted and turned in.
Voters also have the option of returning their ballot by mail. Voted ballots must be received by the Board of Elections before polls close on the day of the election when delivered in person. A mailed ballot may be postmarked by Election Day and must be received by the Board of Elections within 48 hours to be counted.
The County Clerk’s Office is prohibited from sending a vote-by-mail ballot to any voter who is on the inactive list.
Under the 2018 revisions, voters have two different options available as applicants for vote-by-mail ballots.
SINGLE ELECTION OPTION
A voter may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for any single election by filling out sections 1 through 9 on the application and indicating which election the application is for in Section 1.
ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS
A voter selecting the option for ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot for ALL Elections for which the voter is eligible until such time that the voter tells the County Clerk in writing that he/she no longer wishes to vote by mail in all future elections.
If no election is indicated and the ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS option is not selected, a ballot will be mailed for the next available election in the voter’s election district.
Please note: If your mailing address changes or you wish to stop receiving vote-by-mail ballots you must provide written notification to the County Clerk’s Office.
APPLICATION WITH ASSISTANCE
Any voter may receive assistance in making application for a Vote by Mail Ballot, but if any person assists the voter in completing any part of a vote by mail application, the name, address and signature of the person assisting must be provided in section 10 of the application for the application to be processed. (N.J.S.A. 19:63-6)
APPLICATION BY AUTHORIZED MESSENGER
Any voter may apply for, and obtain a vote-by-mail ballot by way of an authorized messenger. The voter must complete Section 11 of the application for a mail-in ballot. The authorized messenger must be either a family member or a registered voter in the county.