49 Rancocas Road
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-265-5000
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Superintendent of Elections and Commissioner of Registrations

General Information
All General Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
All Primary Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June.
Municipalities with no-partisan forms of government hold their elections on the second Tuesday in May.


When and Where to Vote
Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The sample ballot you receive in the mail informs you of your polling location and gives you a chance to become familiar with the ballot. Your County Superintendent or Board of Elections can also provide you with information. Polls are busiest between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. so try to vote early.

Who Can Register to Vote
Any person may register to vote who is:
  • a U.S. citizen
  • 18 years of age by election day
  • a resident of the state and county at least 30 days prior to the election
    (NJSA 19:4-1, 19:31-5)
Deadlines for Registering
You may register to vote at any time, but to be eligible to vote in a particular election, you must be registered 21 days prior to that election. All registration forms postmarked on the 21st day preceding that election will be accepted.
(NJSA 19:31-6.1, 19:31-6.3)

How and Where to Register
To register, a person must fill out a Voter Registration Application. Voter registrations are maintained by the County Commissioner of Registration. You may register in person at that office, use the above referenced form, register at your municipal clerk's office, or at any one of the following state offices.

  • Division of Elections
  • Division of Motor Vehicles
  • Division of Worker's Compensation
  • Division of Employment Services
  • Division of Unemployment and Temporary Disability
Vote-By-Mail Info

Please Note:
There have been significant changes to the statutes governing absentee / vote by mail ballots.


APPLYING FOR A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT- Any registered voter may apply to the county clerk's office for a Vote by Mail Ballot. Applications must be received in the county clerk's office at least seven days prior to an election in order for a ballot to be mailed to the applicant. 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 office in the County Administration Building (next-door) to be voted and turned in. Voters also have the option of returning their ballot by mail. All voted ballots must be received by the Board of Elections before polls close on the day of the election.

The County Clerk's Office is prohibited from sending a Vote by Mail Ballot to any voter who is on the inactive list.
Click here for Vote by Mail Ballot Application

VOTER OPTIONS -Under the 2009 revisions, voters have different options available as applicants for Vote by Mail Ballots.

Single Election - 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.If no election is indicated and no other option is selected, a ballot will be mailed for the next available election in the voter's election district. If the application is for the annual school election, the voter will automatically be mailed a Vote by Mail Ballot for any special school election taking place in the voter's election district.

OPTION A Calendar Year Elections- A voter may apply to receive Vote by Mail ballots for all remaining elections held in the voter's election district within the calendar year. At the end of the calendar year the voter must reapply to receive Vote by Mail Ballots or vote at their local polling place.

OPTION B All General Elections- A voter may apply to receive a Vote by Mail ballot for all future General Elections.  A voter who selects this option will be sent a Vote by Mail ballot for all future November General Elections until the voter notifies the County Clerk’s Office requesting that Vote by Mail Ballots no longer be sent.

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 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 12 of the Application for Mail-In Ballot. The authorized messenger must be either a family member or a registered voter in the county. The authorized messenger will be required to show a photo ID and sign a certification that he or she will deliver the ballot directly to the voter, and no one else, in the presence of the County Clerk or the Clerk's designee. No authorized messenger may apply for, or obtain, Vote by Mail Ballots for more than 10 voters for an election. No candidate may serve as an authorized messenger in the election for which the voter is requesting a Vote by Mail Ballot.

APPLICATION WITH ASSISTANCE - Any voter may receive assistance in making application for a Vote by Mail Ballot.  Any assistor must complete section 11 of the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot, providing his or her name, address signature and date.

Voting in the Primaries

To vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary elections, you must be a member of that party or never have voted in a primary before. By voting in either party's primary, you become a member of that party. To change your party affiliation, you must file a Party Declaration Form with your County Commissioner of Registration or Municipal Clerk at least 55 days before a primary election.

Voter Assistance at Polls

Any voter who needs assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write, may be given assistance by a person of the voter's choice, other than the voter's employer or agent of that employer of officer or agent of the voter's union.

Voters may also be aided, jointly, by two members of the polling location's district board who represent opposite political parties.

Downloadable Forms

Voter Registration Application - English or Espanol

Complete the forms and mail to:
Burlington County Supt. Of Elections
755 Eayrestown Road
P.O. Box 6000
Mount Holly, NJ 08060


Click here for Political Party Affiliation Declaration form (Approximately 7 KB in adobe .PDF form)

Mail to:
Burlington County Supt. Of Elections
755 Eayrestown Road
P.O. Box 6000
Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Click here for Vote-By-Mail Application Form (52.2 KB - viewable with Free Acrobat Reader)

Mail to:
Hon. Timothy D. Tyler
Burlington County Clerk
49 Rancocas Road
PO Box 6000
Mount Holly, NJ 08060


For any further questions or concerns, please contact your Superintendent of Elections.