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Download Voter Registration Forms

Use the form above to register as a new voter and for address/name/party affiliation changes.

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To register to vote you must contact the County Board of Elections at 856-935-7510 x8330. You may also fill out a voter registration form online and mail it to the Board of Elections. Click here to go to the NJ voter registration site.

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Download Vote by Mail Forms

You no longer need to request a mail-in ballot each year. By completing the PDF application and checking the box for ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS in Section 1, you will receive a ballot for EVERY ELECTION until written notification to stop is sent to our office.

Sign and return to: Salem County Clerk, Fifth Street Complex, 110 Fifth Street, Suite 200, Salem, NJ 08079).

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Unaffiliated VBM Application ♦

View the General Election Ballot Draw. Draw was done on August 10, 2020 at 3pm EST.

Voting by Mail – Deadline

For Additional information call 856-935-7510 #8454

In New Jersey, any voter can now vote by mail in any election. Complete the downloadable application below and submit it to our office no later than 7 days prior to the date of the election. If you miss the 7 day deadline, you may come to our office until 3:00 PM the day before the election and receive a ballot. More information can be found at the NJ Division of Elections website.

Voting by Mail – Opt Out

If you have chosen to Vote-By-Mail in the past and would like to return to your polling location to cast your vote, please complete and submit this “Opt Out Notification” PDF form and return to County Clerk’s Office.

Vote by Mail List

The Salem County Clerk’s Office holds listings of all voters who have applied for and returned their completed ballot to the Board of Elections. If you would like to see any of these lists, please submit an OPRA request found at this link.

Vote by Mail Frequently Asked Questions

For the November 3, 2020 General Elections
On August 14, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 177 stating that the November 3, 2020 General Election will be primarily a Vote by Mail (VBM) election, with limited in-person polling locations open on Election Day.  The process itself is being adapted in light of the continuing health crisis.  It is important for our voters to understand how the new process will work to ensure your vote counts!

Is there any difference between, “Absentee, Mail-in and VBM ballots?”
NO, they are one and the same.  Many years ago, government did away with having to provide a ‘reason’ for requesting the mail-in or “absentee” ballot.

Who is going to automatically receive a VBM Ballot?
ALL ‘Active’ registered Salem County voters will automatically be mailed a VBM Ballot.  Voters who are “Inactive” in the State system will NOT automatically receive a ballot in the mail and must contact the County Clerk to request one.

Are BOTH parties represented during the collection and counting of ALL ballots?
YES.  The Board of Elections consists of equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans to ensure the sanctity of the Election process, whether it be the collection or counting of ballots.

Will I be able to vote at the Polls using a voting machine?
NO, unless you fall under specific ADA guidelines.  If you choose to go to the polls, you will cast your ballot on a paper Provisional ballot that looks exactly like the VBM ballot.

When is the deadline to register to vote?
The deadline to register to vote is October 13, 2020.  If mailing your registration, it must be postmarked by October 13, 2020.  If delivering your registration to the Salem County Board of Elections, it must be received by 9 pm, October 13, 2020 at 110 Fifth Street, Suite 1000, Salem, NJ.

Is there a deadline to submit a VBM Application to receive a VBM Ballot in time for the 2020 General Election?
YES, the deadline for the Salem County Clerk’s Office to receive a VBM Application by USPS mail is October 23, 2020.

Is there a deadline to request an In-Person VBM Application?
NO, the statute has been suspended.  However, if you will appear in-person, the deadline is 7pm, the day of election, November 3, 2020.  This is to facilitate gathering your information, allowing you proper time to cast your ballot, and returning your voted ballot to the Board of Elections office.  Your drivers license will be required as ID.

What will the VBM Ballot look like?
Sample Ballots will be posted on this page once they are available.

When will the ballots be mailed?
The New Jersey Secretary of State has designated October 5, 2020 to commence mailing of VBM Ballots.  You can expect to receive your ballot shortly thereafter.

Will the Ballot Mailing label have a visible “D” or “R” designation?
NO, that only takes place during a Primary Election and that comes from the State.  We have provided feedback to have that removed, if possible.

What should I do if I lose my VBM Ballot, it is destroyed, or I do not believe I received it?
If your VBM Ballot is lost, damaged or you believe you did not receive it, call the County Clerk’s Office: 856-935-7510 X8454 for instruction.

Do I have to provide postage to return the VBM Ballot?
NO, all VBM ballots will have prepaid First-Class return postage.

What is the deadline for returning your VBM Ballot?
Every ballot that is postmarked on or before November 3, 2020 and received by November 10, 2010 at 8:00PM shall be considered VALID if all other information is in order.

If you are using one of the secure Drop Boxes, the deadline for depositing your ballot is: 8:00 pm November 3, 2020.  Please contact the Board of Elections at: 856-935-7510 for Drop Box locations.

If you are delivering your ballot in-person, you may deliver it to the Board of Elections Office until 8:00 pm on November 3, 2020, please bring Driver’s License with you.

If someone other than the voter is delivering the ballot to the Board of Elections, make sure that they complete and sign the Bearer Section on the back side of the return envelope.  A Bearer may return a maximum of three (3) ballots, five (5) if ALL are in the same household.

How do I return my VBM Ballot?
1. You may mail your ballot through the US Postal Service.
2. You may deposit your ballot in any one of the secure Drop Boxes located throughout the county.  Check with your Board of Elections for Drop Box locations.
3. You may deliver your ballot directly to the Board of Elections.  If personally delivering to the Board of Elections, YOU MUST SHOW YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE.
4. A voter may return the mail-in ballot (in the envelopes) that they personally voted to their designated polling place.

May I return my VBM Ballot to the polling location on General Election Day?
YES. VBM Ballots will be accepted at your designated polling location as part of the Governor’s Executive Order #177.  Please be sure to utilize ALL of the return envelopes provided when returning your ballot to your designated Polling place.

IMPORTANT – Place your voted ballot inside and SIGN the Certification Envelope and then insert Certification envelope into the larger envelope addressed to: Salem County Elections.

IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE THE PROVIDED ENVELOPES AT THE POLLS, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO CAST A PROVISIONAL BALLOT.

How will I know where to find the secure Drop Box locations?
Contact the Board of Elections at 856-935-7510.  The County Clerk’s office will also post the locations once the locations have been certified and installed. BOX LOCATIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THIS PAGE ONCE AVAILABLE. These locked boxes are emptied by Board of Elections staff and always with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans present.

Am I committing Voter Fraud if I sign the Certification envelope?
For the purposes of the Certification Envelope that you must sign stating that you applied for the VBM Ballot, please be advised that Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 177 will also be reflected on the enclosed envelope and must be signed in order to be VALID.

Does the Board of Elections require identification if you deliver your VBM Ballot directly to them?
YES, a voter delivering their own ballot is required to produce their driver’s license.  If a Bearer (someone other than the voter) is delivering the voter’s ballot, they too must produce their driver’s license.

How will I know my Polling location?
Prior to the election, you will receive a Notice identifying your polling location and other useful Election information.

Will I be receiving a Sample Ballot?
NO, because you will be receiving an actual ballot by mail.  If you would like to view the ballot before receiving it in the mail, we will publish sample ballots on this page when they become available.

Provisional Ballots ONLY if I go to my designated polling place?
YES.  The only difference between a Mail-In Ballot and a Provisional Ballot are the words “Mail-In” and “Provisional” at the top.  Please understand that “voting by machine” is reserved for specific ADA voters ONLY.

Note:  Provisional Ballots are counted after VBM, but they WILL be counted.  They must also be checked against the Mail-In (VBM) Ballots that have already been cast before they are accepted and canvassed.

How will I vote if I am Disabled and require an Accessible ballot?
If you require assistance and need an accessible ballot, please contact the Salem County Board of Elections at 856-935-7510.

Do all Mail-In (VBM) Ballots get counted?
Ballots that are properly cast are canvassed and counted. Two common errors causing ballots to be rejected are:
1 – Neglecting to sign the Certification Envelope
2 – The tampering of the Certification Envelope
Note:  Do Not Detach the Certificate and attempt to tape it.
If your Certificate is detached or damaged, request a new Certification Envelope from the County Clerk’s Office: 856-935-7510 x8454 or x8208

Will I be notified if my Mail-In Ballot is rejected?
YES, the Board of Elections will notify you, following the election, with the reason your ballot was not counted.

When will we know the Official results of the November 3, 2020 General Election?
Due to the Executive Order and the additional time it allows to receive and count ballots, the results may not be available prior to November 23, 2020, and that may be extended. Every effort will be made to provide results as quickly as possible, however, the goal is to be accurate while meeting the prescribed deadline(s).

Will I continue to get VBM Ballots for “All Future Elections” after this General Election?
Voters that have previously requested VBM for “All Future Elections” will continue to do so when the State returns all voters to their original selections post-election.

Voters who enjoyed voting at their polling location will be removed from VBM AFTER THE GENERAL ELECTION is completed and certified.

How do I contact the Board of Elections and/or the County Clerk’s Office?

Salem County Board of Elections
110 Fifth Street, Suite 1000
Salem, NJ 08079
856-935-7510 x8328, 8329, 8330 and 8331

Salem County Clerk’s Office
110 Fifth Street, Suite 200
Salem, NJ 08079
856-935-7510  x8454 or x8208

 

2020 General Election Sample Ballots

2020 Primary Election

List of Open Seats in Salem County

2020 Salem County & Municipal Seats

County Surrogate 5 year term Vote for 1
County Freeholder 3 year term Vote for 1
Alloway Township Committee 3 year term Vote for 1
Carneys Point Township Committee 3 year term Vote for 2
Borough of Elmer Council 3 year term Vote for 2
Elsinboro Township Committee 3 year term Vote for 1
Lower Alloways Creek Township Committee 3 year term Vote for 1
Mannington Township Committee 3 year term Vote for 1
Oldmans Township Committee 3 year term Vote for 1
Borough of Penns Grove Council 3 year term Vote for 2
Borough of Penns Grove Council 1 year unex. Vote for 1
Pennsville Township Committee 3 year term Vote for 2
Pilesgrove Township Committee 3 year term Vote for 1
Pittsgrove Township Committee 3 year term Vote for 2
Quinton Township Committee 3 year term Vote for 1
Salem City East Ward 4 year term Vote for 1
Salem City West Ward 4 year term Vote for 1
Upper Pittsgrove Township 3 year term Vote for 2
Borough of Woodstown Council 3 year term Vote for 2

2020 Salem County REPUBLICAN Committee Person Seats

Alloway Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Alloway Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Carneys Point Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Carneys Point Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Carneys Point Township County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Carneys Point Township County Committee Man/Woman District 4 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Carneys Point Township County Committee Man/Woman District 5 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Elmer County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Elsinboro Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Lower Alloways Creek Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Lower Alloways Creek Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Mannington Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Oldmans Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Oldmans Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Penns Grove County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Penns Grove County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Penns Grove County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 4 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 5 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 6 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 7 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 8 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 9 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pilesgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pilesgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pilesgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 4 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 5 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 6 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Quinton Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Quinton Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Salem City – East Ward County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Salem City – East Ward County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Salem City – West Ward County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Salem City – West Ward County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Upper Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Upper Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 4 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Woodstown County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Woodstown County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each

2020 Salem County DEMOCRATIC Committee Person Seats

Alloway Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Alloway Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Carneys Point Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Carneys Point Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Carneys Point Township County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Carneys Point Township County Committee Man/Woman District 4 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Carneys Point Township County Committee Man/Woman District 5 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Elmer County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Elsinboro Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Lower Alloways Creek Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Lower Alloways Creek Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Mannington Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Oldmans Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Oldmans Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Penns Grove County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Penns Grove County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Penns Grove County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 4 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 5 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 6 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 7 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 8 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pennsville Township County Committee Man/Woman District 9 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pilesgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pilesgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pilesgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 4 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 5 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 6 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Quinton Township County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Quinton Township County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Salem City – East Ward County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Salem City – East Ward County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Salem City – West Ward County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Salem City – West Ward County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Upper Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 3 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Upper Pittsgrove Township County Committee Man/Woman District 4 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Woodstown County Committee Man/Woman District 1 2 year term Vote for 1 each
Borough of Woodstown County Committee Man/Woman District 2 2 year term Vote for 1 each

2020-2021 Signatures Needed

District by District Minimum Number of Petition Signatures Required for County Committee Petitions, per 19:23-8 for the 2020 & 2021 Primary Election. (Based on total number of ballots cast in each district in the 2019 Primary Election.)

Note: Signatures Required section is for Township Committees, Boro Council, or City Council
.

Alloway Township
District 1 District 2 Signatures Required
Democrat 3 2 5
Independent 45
Republican 2 3 5

Carneys Point Township
Dis. 1 Dis. 2 Dis. 3 Dis. 4 Dis. 5 Signatures Required
Democrat 2 3 2 6 3 16
Independent 95
Republican 1 1 1 2 1 6

Elmer Borough
District 1 Signatures Required
Democrat 3 3
Independent 15
Republican 2 2

Elsinboro Township
District 1 Signatures Required
Democrat 3 3
Independent 32
Republican 2 2

Lower Alloways Creek Township
District 1 District 2 Signatures Required
Democrat 2 1 3
Independent 55
Republican 2 2 4

Mannington Township
District 1 Signatures Required
Democrat 2 2
Independent 22
Republican 2 2

Oldmans Township
District 1 District 2 Signatures Required
Democrat 2 1 3
Independent 23
Republican 1 2 3

Penns Grove Borough
District 1 District 2 District 3 Signatures Required
Democrat 3 3 4 10
Independent 58
Republican 1 1 1 3

Pennsville Township
Dis. 1 Dis. 2 Dis. 3 Dis. 4 Dis. 5 Dis. 6 Dis. 7 Dis. 8 Dis. 9 Sigs
Req’d
Dem. 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 14
Ind. 143
Rep. 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 14

Pilesgrove Township
District 1 District 2 District 3 Signatures Required
Democrat 3 2 2 7
Independent 56
Republican 7 6 3 17

Pittsgrove Township
Dis. 1 Dis. 2 Dis. 3 Dis. 4 Dis. 5 Dis. 6 Signatures Required
Democrat 1 3 3 3 2 3 15
Independent 106
Republican 1 2 2 1 2 2 10

Quinton Township
District 1 District 2 Signatures Required
Democrat 6 5 11
Independent 32
Republican 2 2 4

Salem City (East Ward)
District 1 District 2 Signatures Required
Democrat 6 5 11
Independent 46
Republican 1 1 2

Salem City (West Ward)
District 1 District 2 Signatures Required
Democrat 5 5 10
Independent 53
Republican 1 1 2

Upper Pittsgrove Township
District 1 District 2 Signatures Required
Democrat 1 2 3
Independent 62
Republican 2 2 4

Woodstown Borough
District 1 District 2 Signatures Required
Democrat 4 4 8
Independent 90
Republican 3 2 5

 Petitions-Co.Comm.Cands-Sigs. req’d – Per District)   ♦  Total No. Voting Districts: 45


To calculate number of signatures required:

  No. votes cast  (FROM-TO) No. of Signatures Required
0-20 1
21-40 2
41-60 3
61-80 4
81-100 5
101-120 6
121-140 7
141-160 8
161-180 9
181-over 10

Other Election Information

Filing for Local Positions

To file for a position on Township Committee, Borough Council, City Council, Mayor of a Borough or Mayor of a City, candidates and campaign committees have reporting requirements in the municipal, runoff, primary, general, special, recall, and school board elections.  If a candidate or treasurer who is participating in one of these elections wishes to receive the “Compliance Manual for Candidates” PLEASE COMPLETE THIS REQUEST FORM.  This form has detailed instructions concerning how to obtain a manual and how to file electronically.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Complete the first page of the petition.
    → Download the petition WORD DOCUMENT
    → Download the petition PDF FORMAT
    → Download the Township Committee Signatures Required
  2. Pages 2 & 3 are for signatures of Registered Voters of the same political party as the candidate who is endorsing the Candidate(s) listed on the petition.
  3. Please obtain the required number of signatures of registered voters listed.  The Candidate may be included as one of the signers of his petition.
  4. More than one candidate for the same office may be listed on this petition if they are running as a team.
  5. VERY IMPORTANT – Where indicated, PRINT LEGIBLY!

Political Party Affiliation Forms

Election Results

Election Results for the Primary, General and School Board can be found on this page. In addition, each result can be requested by calling 856-935-7510 X8454.

Election Law Enforcement’s Website

Pursuant to P.L. 2014 c.58 (effective January 1, 2015), candidates will no longer be required to file a duplicate copy of any campaign report with the county clerk. In addition, each county will be required to provide on its website a link to the Election Law Enforcement’s website (www.elec.state.nj.us ) for the purpose of providing public access to all campaign reports required to be reported to the Commission.

If you have any question, please contact the Compliance Staff of the Commission at (609) 292-8700 or toll-free within NJ at 1-888-313 ELEC (3532).

Voter Lists

The County Clerk and Board of Election Offices maintain Street and Alpha lists by District. These lists are available for review or purchase:

Alpha Lists: $0.05 per page
Street Lists: $0.05 per page