Election 2020 - When, Where & How to Vote
Based on Governor Murphy's Executive Order 177, voting will be conducted as follows:
- The November 3rd Election will be primarily vote-by-mail. All active registered New Jersey voters will automatically receive a prepaid return-postage vote-by-mail ballot.
- Online voter registration systems will be up and running effective September 4th, giving new voters an ability to register to vote online. To register to vote online, click here.
- All ballots will be mailed from the County Clerk's office by Monday, October 5th. If you did not receive or have misplaced your ballot, you can request a replacement by going here.
- Voters will be able return their ballot:
- By mail
- By depositing it in a secure drop box
- By handing it directly to a poll worker on Election Day
- Bedminster voters can deposit their mail-in ballots at the secure drop box located at the Bedminster Municipal Building on One Miller Lane, or at any secure drop box located throughout Somerset County. The complete list of drop box locations can be found here.
- All ballots being returned through the USPS must carry a postmark by November 3rd, and be received by the County Clerk no later than 8:00 PM on November 10th. Ballots which lack postmarks due to postal error that are received by 8:00 PM on November 5th will be considered valid.
- There will be in-person polls open for the November 3rd election. Any voter who chooses to cast their vote in-person will do so on a provisional ballot.
- Bedminster will have two polling places open on Election Day. Voters residing in districts 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9 are assigned to the Bedminster Municipal Building at One Miller Lane. Voters in districts 4, 5, 6 and 7 are assigned to the Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, located at 279 Routes 202-206 South. Not sure of your voting district? Click here.
- All individuals with disabilities will have access to an ADA-conforming voting machine.
- If you would like to check on the status of your ballot, confirm your registration status or verify your district and polling place, you can do so here. You will need to create a login and password if you are using the website for the first time, and then login.
While casting your vote may be different this year, make sure your voice is heard! As Abraham Lincoln once said, "Elections belong to the people. It's their decision."