Voter Information

Go to Somerset County Board of Elections or call (908) 231-7084 for voter information.

For specific rules and regulations regarding voting and polling place practices, see this State of New Jersey publication, “Elections Frequently Asked Questions”, also downloadable from the Division of Elections website.

AM I REGISTERED?

In most cases, this information may be found by entering your full name and month and year of birth information into the on-line form at the NJ Division of Elections website, here:

NJ Registered Voter Search

If you find you are not registered, please see instructions below on eligibility requirements and how to register.


WHERE TO VOTE

Check Your District Number & Polling Location Before Going to Polls

Always check your Sample Ballot prior to going to the polls for polling location. Each voter should receive a sample ballot via mail from the Somerset County Board of Elections the week prior to the election.

If you are unsure of your district number or polling location, please refer to this current Montgomery Voting District Map:

Montgomery Township Voting District & Polling Location Map


VOTER ELIGIBILITY
  1. You must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. You must be 18 years of age on or before the next election.
  3. You must be a resident of your present address for at least 30 days before the election.
  4. You must not be serving a sentence, on parole, or on probation as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law.
  5. You must not be adjudged mentally incompetent.

VOTER REGISTRATION

You must complete a New Jersey Voter Registration Application . These forms may be obtained from the Division of Elections, Somerset County Board of Elections Office, any Municipal Clerk’s office, or simply download from link above.

You must provide an original signature. The form cannot be faxed or electronically submitted.

You must provide a valid ID in the form of a driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your social security number.

You must return the completed form at least 21 days prior to the next election to be eligible to vote in that election. The address for the Somerset County Board of Elections (also found on the form) is:

Somerset County Board of Elections
20 Grove Street
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262


 HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL

You may now vote by Mail-in Ballot for any election.

You must apply for a mail-in ballot by completing a Mail-In Ballot Application found at Somerset County Clerk’s website. These forms are also available at the Montgomery Twp. Municipal Clerk’s Office. If mailed, the ballot application must be received by the Somerset County Clerk’s Office 7 days prior to the election – not postmarked but physically received. You may also apply in person and receive the ballot in person at the County Clerks Office until 3 p.m. the day before the election or send an authorized messenger up to 3 p.m. the day before the election. Mailed in ballots must be received by Somerset County Clerk by close of polls on election day.

The address is:
Brett A. Radi
Clerk of Somerset County
20 Grove Street
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262

The Somerset County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies or electronic submissions, as an original signature is required.

Once your ballot is voted and sealed, it must be returned to the Somerset County Board of Elections by 8:00 PM on the day of the election.

If you have applied for a Mail-In Ballot and have decided not to vote it and instead vote at the polls, you may now do so. However, you must vote by provisional ballot.

The Mail-In Ballot application gives a voter the options of receiving a mail-in ballot automatically for all elections in remainder of a calendar year or for all future November general elections or just to vote by mail-in ballot this election.


 VOTER INFORMATION & ADDRESS CHANGES

If you change your name due to marriage, divorce, or by judgment of the court, you may notify the Somerset County Board of Elections in a written statement with an  original signature at least 21 days prior to the election. If you do not notify the Board of Elections at least 21 days prior to the election, you will be permitted to vote at the polls under your original registration by signing both your registered name and your new name before voting.

If you move within Somerset County and do not notify the Somerset County Board of Elections at least 21 days prior to the election, you will be permitted to vote in your new district by provisional ballot.

If you move out of Somerset County after the close of registration date and are not eligible to vote in your new county, you may return to your previous voting district to vote. You must then register to vote in your new county.


PARTY AFFILIATION

You do not have to affiliate with a party when registering to vote. If you do not choose a party, you will be classified as “UNAFFILIATED”.

In order to vote in a Primary Election, you must declare the party you wish to vote in. If you are “UNAFFILIATED”, you may declare your party either by filling out a State
of New Jersey Political Party Declaration Form
and submitting it to the Somerset County Board of Elections 55 days prior to the election or simply by declaring your party at the polls on the day of the election.

If you have declared a party and wish to change that affiliation, you must submit a State of New Jersey Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form 55 days prior to the  Primary Election.

The address to which to submit this form is:

Somerset County Board of Elections
20 Grove Street
P.O. Box 3000
Somerville, NJ 08876-1262


VOTER ASSISTANCE

Any voter who is blind, physically disabled, or illiterate is entitled to assistance in the voting machine. The person assisting may be someone of the voters choosing. These voters are now able to request to use Audio Voting Process.

If the voter is alone, two members of the board of opposite political parties may assist. The voter has the right to have both or only one of these board workers assisting them. It is the voter’s choice.

You may not accept assistance from a representative of your employer or union for federal elections.

Any person providing assistance must sign the “Certificate of Assistance” located in the front of the Voter Registration Book” before entering the voting booth.