Due to COVID-19 the State of New Jersey has moved the primary election to July 7, 2020.
The July 7, 2020 primary will be done through vote-by-mail or VBM. Registered Republicans and Democrats will receive ballots mailed to the address on their voter registration. Voters who do not have a party affiliation will receive an application for an absentee ballot. On that application, they will need to select a party affiliation and return the application. Then they will receive a vote by mail ballot.
Each county varies, but vote-by-mail ballots must be received by voters between June 5th and June 15th.
You need to return your registered ballot with a postmark of July 7, 2020 at the latest. Ballots received by the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office by July 14, 2020 will be counted. Ballots received after that date will not be counted. If you are visiting one of the 5 drop boxes around Atlantic County you must deposit your ballot there by 8pm on July 7, 2020.
The 5 drop boxes where you can deposit your ballot are located at the following locations:
If you are considered an “active” voter, which means you voted at least once in the last 4 years you will receive either a vote by mail for your designated party or an application to vote by mail. If you are an “in-active” voter you will receive a vote-by-mail application regardless of party affiliation which will have to be returned in order to receive a vote-by-mail ballot.
Each municipality will have a number of limited in-person polling places available on election day. Anyone who votes in person on July 7th will need to fill out a provisional ballot that requires proof of ID, as well as additional information to prove your identity. In person voting will be held at the following locations:
Ward 1 Municipal Complex 500 Mill Rd
Ward 2 Municipal Complex 500 Mill Rd
Ward 1 Uptown Complex, Gymnasium, 323 Madison Ave
Ward 2 New Shiloh Baptist Church, 701 Atlantic Ave
Ward 3 Second Baptist Church 110 Rev. Dr. I.S. Cole Plaza
Ward 4 Our Lady Star of the Sea Hall, 2624 Arctic Ave
Ward 5 Chelsea Baptist Church, 2908 Atlantic Avenue
Ward 6 Richmond Ave School, 4115 Ventnor Ave
Ward 1 Brigantine Golf Links, 1075 North Shore Drive
Ward 2 City Hall Lobby, 1417 W Brigantine Ave
Ward 3 Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd Street
Ward 4 Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd Street
D-1 & 2 Municipal Building, 616 Central Ave, Minotola
Buena Vista Township
D-1 2 3 & 4 MLK Center, 661 Jackson Rd, Newtonville
Corbin City Municipal Hall, 316 Rt. #50
Egg Harbor City
Ward 1 Teamsters 331 Union Hall, 1 Philadelphia Ave
Ward 2 American Legion Post #158, 527 Philadelphia Ave
Egg Harbor Township
D-1 Scullville Fire House Station 1, 1708 Somers Point Rd
D-2 &18 Greentree Church, 125 School House Rd
D-3 Atlantic County Library, 1 Swift Drive
D-4 Scullville Fire House Station 2, 1403 Somers Point Rd
D-5 Bargaintown Fire House #2, 1 Anthony Pagano Drive
D-6 & 22 Trinity Justice Lodge, 563 Zion Rd
D- 7, 9 & 17 Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Co, 6550 Mill Rd
D-8, 14 & 16 Farmington Fire House #4, 301 Maple Ave.
D-10 & 11 Cardiff Vol. Fire St. #2, 4049 English Creek Ave
D-12 & 21 Alder Ave Middle School, 25 Alder Ave
D-13 West Atlantic City Fire House, 7004 Black Horse Pike
D-15 Davenport School, 2501 Spruce Ave
D-19 & 20 Fernwood Ave School, 4034 Fernwood Ave
City Hall Council Room, 148 Cumberland Ave
Borough Hall, 1700 12th Street - Route 54
D 1 & 8 Oceanville Volunteer Fire Co #1, 186 New York Rd
D 2, 4, 9 & 14 Smithville School, 37 S Old Port Road
D 3, 6 & 15 Bayview Volunteer Fire Co # 4, 617 New York Rd
D 5, 12, &16 Galloway Library 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd.
D 7, 10, 11, 13 & 17 Roland Rogers School, 101 S Reeds Road
D-1 & 5 Mays Landing Fire House, 6081 Reliance Ave
D-2 Laureldale Social Hall, 2649 Route 50
D-3 Mizpah Fire House, 6478 DeHirsch Ave
D-4 & 11 Oakcrest HS, 1824 Dr. Dennis Foreman Dr.
D-6 & 12 PAL Center, 1309 Rt. 50
D-7, 10 & 13 Hess School Auditorium, 700 Babcock Road
D-8 Presbyterian Church, 6001 Main St. D-9 Cologne Fire House, 2870 Cologne Ave
D-1 2 & 6 American Legion Hall, 101 French Street
D-3 & 4 Hammonton Fire Dept. #2, 51 N White Horse Pike
D-5 & 7 Hammonton Canoe Club, 100 Sports Drive
Ward 1 Belhaven Ave School, 51 Belhaven Ave
Ward 2 Belhaven Ave School, 51 Belhaven Ave
Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Avenue
D-1 2 3 & 4 Margate City Hall 9001 Winchester Ave
Wards 1 & 3 Elwood Fire House, 414 Elwood Road, Elwood
Ward 2 Nesco Fire House, 3521 Nesco Rd, Nesco
Ward 1 Northfield Community School Gym, 2000 New Rd
Ward 2 Northfield Community School Gym, 2000 New Rd
Ward 1 Leeds Ave School, 100 West Leeds Ave
Ward 2 So Main St School, 701 South Main St
Ward 1 Port Republic City Hall, 143 Main Street
Ward 2 Fire House, 116 Blake’s Lane
Ward 1 Somers Point Fire Co. #1, 447 Bethel Road
Ward 2 Jordan Road School, 129 Jordan Road
D-1 2 & 3 Ventnor Comm. Bldg., 6500 Atlantic Ave
D-4 & 5 VFW Post #3361, 601 N Dorset Ave
D-1 Weymouth Municipal Building, 45 S. Jersey Ave, Dorothy
D-2 Weymouth Twp Community Center, 1201 Loretta Ave
There will be ballot drop boxes located at 5 sites across Atlantic County. These locations have not been established yet, we will provide that information here as soon as it becomes available. Ballots can also be dropped off at the Atlantic County Clerk’s office in Mays Landing. (5903 Main Street).
Sample ballots are not being mailed for this year’s primary election. You can see the Republican sample ballot for each community here.
You must register to vote by June 16, 2020 in order to participate in the July 7, 2020 primary. You can download a registration form here, and return it to the Atlantic County Clerk’s office. It must be postmarked by June 16, 2020.