Burlington County voters participating in the upcoming New Jersey Primary Election have multiple ways to cast their ballot, including in-person early voting and Vote-by-Mail.
The primary will be held on June 7, but voters will be able to cast ballots in-person with a machine during a three-day early voting period beginning on June 3. Vote-by-Mail ballots have also been sent out to all registered voters who requested them and can be hand-delivered directly to the Burlington County Elections Office or sent by mail or submitted via secure drop boxes.
“One of the most fundamental rights in America and all democracies is the right to vote, and Burlington County residents have more ways to exercise that right than ever before,” said Joseph Dugan, chairman of the Burlington County Election Board. “We want voters to know that however they choose to cast their ballot – by mail or with a machine – the system is secure and all votes will be counted.”
Close to 50,000 Vote-by-Mail ballots have already been sent out to voters who requested VBM ballots for all elections. Registered Democrats receive only the Democrat ballot and Republicans receive only the GOP ballot.
Unaffiliated voters on the Vote-by-Mail list receive both parties’ ballots but must choose only one to complete and return. Doing so changes their party status from unaffiliated to the party of the submitted primary ballot.
Voters interested in voting early with a Vote-by-Mail ballot can still request one from the Clerk’s website at http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/192/County-Clerk .
After May 31, Vote-by-Mail applications must be requested in-person at the County Clerk’s Office at 50 Rancocas Road in Mount Holly.
Completed Vote-by-Mail ballots can be submitted through the U.S. Post Office or placed in one of 28 secure drop boxes located throughout the county. For all Burlington County drop box locations go to, https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-secure-drop-boxes.shtml
Voters may also hand-deliver completed Vote-by-Mail ballots to the Burlington County Board of Elections Office at 50 Rancocas Road. There is also a drop box located immediately outside the building.
“Requesting a Vote-by-Mail ballot is simple and offers an easy way for voters to cast their ballot when its most convenient for their schedule,” said Burlington County Clerk Joanne Schwartz. “Voters can come to our office and receive a VBM ballot, complete it here and submit it all on the same trip.”
Completed Vote-by-Mail ballots must be postmarked or placed in secure drop box or hand-delivered to the Election Board office on or before 8 PM on the June 7 election date. However, completed VBM ballots will not be accepted at early voting or Election Day polling sites.
In addition to Vote-by-Mail, voters also have the option of voting early with a machine at one of seven early voting sites in Burlington County. Each site will be open for early voting on Friday, June 3, Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5.
All seven locations will be open from 10 AM to 8 PM on Friday and Saturday and from 10 AM to 6 PM on Sunday.
The approved early voting sites are:
- Chesterfield at the Chesterfield Township Municipal Building, 295 Bordentown-Chesterfield Road;
- Evesham at the Gibson House Community Center, 535 East Main Street, Marlton;
- Medford at the Medford Town Hall, 49 Union Street;
- Mount Laurel at Rowan College at Burlington County Student Success Center, 1500 College Circle;
- Pemberton Township at the Pemberton Community Library, 16 Broadway, Browns Mills;
- Shamong at the Lenape Regional Administrative Building (93 Willow Grove Rd, Shamong, NJ);
- Willingboro at the Willingboro Public Library, 220 Campbell Drive.
Voters residing anywhere in Burlington County can go to any of the seven early voting locations to cast their ballots with a machine, except for those who have already requested or received a Vote-by-Mail ballot.
Voters on the VBM list who show up to an early voting site or their regular polling site on Election Day will not be permitted to vote with a machine but will be allowed to vote with a paper provisional ballot.
Election Day voting
Primary voters can also cast ballots in-person with a machine on June 7 at their regular polling location.
To find your Election Day polling site, go to https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/polling-place-search
Residents with questions about the election and voting process can call the Burlington County Elections hotline at 609-265-VOTE.
“Voting is secure, easy and more accessible and convenient than ever,” said Burlington County Commissioner Felicia Hopson, who is the Commissioners’ liaison to Elections. “It’s a fundamental right and our Board wants to thank all our elections officials and staff for the work they do to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote can do so easily.”