General Election - November 3rd, 2020

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Due to COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy has signed an Executive Order  the 2020 General Election, New Jersey will send a mail-in ballot to all active, registered voters.

When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete and return it.

Ballots can be returned by mail with a postmark on or before November 3, 2020 to be counted as a valid vote if received by 8:00 p.m. on November 10, 2020. Ballots without a postmark that are received within 48 hours of the closing of polls on November 3, 2020 shall be considered valid.

If you are mailing or presenting a vote by mail ballot on behalf of someone else; please read this important notice.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or e-mailed copies of the Vote by Mail Application (unless you are an overseas voter).

The only exceptions to the vote-by-mail requirement will be those who are visually impaired. Specialized voting booths will be at selected locations for individuals who require them in order to vote. 

South Orange Village will have four locations open on Election Day

  • Districts 3,6,7,8 & 13 : South Orange Middle School (Gym) - 70 N Ridgewood Rd., South Orange, NJ 07079 . 
  • Districts 1 & 12 : Seton Hall University (STUDENT CENTER)- 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Districts 2 & 10: Marshall School (Gym)- 262 Grove Rd., South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Districts 4, 9, & 11 First Presbyterian & Trinity Church- 111 Irvington Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079

These four polling places will only provide:

  1.  ADA-compliant visually impaired audio voting
  2.  Provisional paper ballots

Please note that the Provisional Paper Ballot is similar to a VBM Ballot.

All are urged to use their VBM Ballot. Provisional Ballots are counted last and must be checked against the VBM Ballots that have already been cast before they are accepted and canvassed. 

Returning your Vote by Mail Ballot

VBM Ballots can be mailed at the Post Office, placed in a standard mailbox, or placed in an Essex County Mail-in Ballot Drop-Box.

The Ballot Box in South Orange Village is located at 56 Sloan Street, South Orange, NJ 07079 (Gazebo). 

For more information, please call the Village Clerk's Office at 973-378-7715 x1

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