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Board of Elections Adds 14 Poll Locations and 8 Ballot Drop Box Locations for the November 3rd General Election

Post Date:09/17/2020 10:02 AM

Contact: Jerry L. Midgette / 908.231.7084 / electionbd@co.somerset.nj.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2020

Somerset County’s Election Board Administrator, Jerry L. Midgette announced today that pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order #179 and newly enacted legislation codifying that Order, 14 poll locations and 8 ballot drop box locations have been added for Somerset County voters.

For the November 3rd General Election, there will be a total of 51 poll locations and 13 ballot drop box locations (locations below). Voters will be able to drop off their Vote by Mail ballot at one of the ballot drop box locations beginning the week of September 28, 2020. These ballot drop boxes will be available 24 hours daily for ballot drop off by the voter or authorized Bearer until 8:00 PM on November 3, 2020. The ballot drop boxes will be under video surveillance at all times.  

“Voters will have three choices in which to return their ballots to the Board of Elections,” said Midgette. “They can use the United States Postal Service, one of the county’s 13 ballot drop boxes, and this November for the first time will be allowed to deliver their own ballot to their assigned poll location on Election Day.

“Voters will be required to sign a certification that the ballot being delivered to the poll is their own ballot and Poll Workers will only be permitted to accept the ballot of the person signing the certification,” said Midgette.

Please be reminded that for bearers (persons delivering a ballot for another voter to the US Postal Service or a ballot drop box):

  • One must complete the Bearer Portion of the outer envelope in the presence of the voter. This applies whether the bearer is mailing the ballot, delivering it in person or dropping it in one of Somerset County’s drop boxes.
  • One may serve as bearer for up to 3 voters in a single election. This includes any combination of ballots delivered in person or put in the mail or drop box. Delivering one’s own ballot does not count toward the limit of 3.
  • Candidates for elected office may not act as bearers.

“To minimize confusion and ensure your vote will count in this November 3, 2020 General Election, all voters are urged to vote as early as possible and follow the guidance as set forth in this announcement for returning a Vote by Mail Ballot to the Board of Elections,” said Midgette.

“In addition, if you returned your voted ballot to the Board of Elections, you should not go to the polls and vote a Provisional Ballot also. It is against the law and you could be prosecuted for committing a felony,” said Midgette.

“Somerset County voters are reminded that ballots must be received by the Board of Elections by the close of polls on Election Day at 8:00 p.m. Ballots that are post-marked by November 3rd can be counted if they are received no later than 8:00pm on November 10, 2020,” said Midgette. “In addition, for this election, ballots received from the United States Postal Service within 48 hours after November 3rd without a postmark can also be counted.  

“This information will also be posted on the Election Board’s website” said Midgette.  

The Somerset County Board of Elections office is currently not open to the public due to the Coronavirus. However, ballots can be dropped off at the ballot drop box located at the front entrance to the County Administration Building at 20 Grove St. Election Board staff can be reached by phone at 908-231-7084 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. The office is located on the first floor of the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St., Somerville.

For more information, go to the Board of Elections website at http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/elections or contact us at (908) 231-7084 or electionbd@co.somerset.nj.us.

 

2020 -- Somerset County Ballot Drop Box Locations
General Election

Certified for the November 3, 2020 General Election

 

Bedminster

Municipal Building, 1 Miller Lane

Judy Sullivan, (908) 212-7000 ext. 403

 

Bernards

Municipal Building, 1 Collyer Lane

Rhonda Pisano, (908) 204-3014

 

Bernardsville

Borough Hall, 166 Mine Brook Road

Anthony Suriano, (908) 766-3000 ext. 141

 

Bound Brook

Borough Hall, 230 Hamilton Street

Jasmine Mathis, (732) 356-0833 ext. 646

 

Branchburg

Municipal Building, 1077 Route 202

Maggie Schmitt, (908) 526-1300 ext. 103

 

Bridgewater

Municipal Building, 100 Commons Way

Linda Doyle, (908) 725-6300

 

Franklin

Municipal Building, 475 Demott Lane

Ann Marie McCarthy, (732) 873-2500


Hillsborough

Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road

Pamela Borek, (908) 368-8314

 

Manville

Municipal Building, 325 North Main Street

Wendy Barras, (908) 725-9478

 

Montgomery

Municipal Building, 2261 Route 206

Donna Kukla, (908) 359-8211

 

North Plainfield

Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road

Rich Phoenix, (908) 769-2910

 

Somerville

Somerset County Administration Building,
20 Grove Street

Jerry Midgette, (908) 231-7084

 

Warren

Municipal Building, 46 Mountain Boulevard

Cathy Reese, (908) 753-8000 ext. 223

 

Boxes will be available for ballot drop off 24 hours daily from the week of September 28 until Election Night, November 3, 2020.

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Please be aware that these boxes will be under video surveillance at all times!

 

 

2020 -- Somerset County Polling Places
General Election

Certified for the November 3, 2020 General Election

 

 Bedminster Township                                       Judy Sullivan, Township Clerk
I Miller Lane • 908-212-7000, x403

  • Municipal Building, 1 Miller Lane, Bedminster (Dist. 1,2,3,8,9)
  • Fellowship Hall Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, 279 Route 202 206, Pluckemin (Dist. 4,5,6,7)

    Bernards Township              Rhonda Pisano, Township Clerk
    1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge • 908-204-3014

  • Bernards Township Community Center Garage, 289 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge (Dist. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 17)
  • Fellowship Deaconry, 3575 Valley Rd, Basking Ridge (Dist. 4, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18-24)


    Bernardsville Borough                       
    Anthony Suriano, Clerk
    166 Mine Brook Rd. (Rt 202) • 908-766-3000, x141

  • Bernardsville Library, I Anderson Hill Road (Dist. 1,2, 7)
  • First Presbyterian Church-Fellowship Hall. 321 Mine Brook Rd (Dist. 3, 4, 5, 6)


    Bound Brook Borough                         
    Jasmine Mathis, Clerk
    230 Hamilton Street • 732-356-0833, x646

  • Codrington Park Recreation Center, 200 Thompson Ave.

    Branchburg Township       Maggie Schmitt, Township Clerk
    1077 Route 202, Somerville • 908-526-1300, x103

  • DPW Annex, 34 Kenbury Rd (Dist. 1-3, 13)
  • Municipal Building, 1077 Rt 202 (Dist. 6, 8, 9, 11,12,14)
  • Rescue Squad Building 113 River Rd (Dist. 4,5,7,10)


    Bridgewater Township          
    Linda J. Doyle, Township Clerk,
    100 Commons Way • 908-725-6300

  • Blessed Sacrament Parish Center, 1890 Washington Valley Road (Dist. 6, 10, 12, 17, 20, 23, 24)
  • Bradley Gardens Firehouse, 24 Old York Rd (Dist. 1, 2, 5, 16, 31, 33, 34, 35)
  • Bridgewater Municipal Court Meeting Rm 102, 100 Commons Way (Dist. 4, 11, 13, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29)
  • Bridgewater Township Senior Citizen Center, 455 Somerville Road (Dist. 7, 18, 19, 21, 30, 32, 36)
  • Finderne Rescue Squad, 476 Union Ave (Route 28) (Dist. 3,8,9,14,15, 27)
     

    Millstone Borough                                    Gregory I. Bonin, Clerk
    1353 Main Street • 908-281-6893

  • Borough Hall, 1353 Main Street

    Montgomery Township           Donna Kukla, Township Clerk
    2261 Van Horne Road (Rt 206), PO. Box 1, Belle Mead • 908-359-8211

  • Central Jersey Masonic Center, 345 Kingston-River Road, Princeton (Dist. 1, 13, 18)
  • Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Road, Skillman (Dist. 2-4, 16, 19)
  • Montgomery Evangelical Free Church, 246 Griggstown Road, Belle Mead (Dist. 5, 6, 10-12, 17)
  • Montgomery Township Municipal Building, 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead (Dist. 7- 9, 14, 15)


    North Plainfield Borough              
    Richard K. Phoenix, Clerk
    263 Somerset Street • 908-769-2900

  • North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road (Dist. 5-7, 11)
  • Church of the Holy Cross, 40 Mercer Ave (Dist. 1,3, 9)
  • East End School, 170 Oneida Ave (Dist. 2, 4, 8, 10, 12)


    Peapack Gladstone Borough
    Nancy A. Bretzger, Boro Clerk
    1 School Street, Peapack • 908-234-2250

  • Peapack & Gladstone Municipal Complex, 1 School Street, Peapack (District 1)

Raritan Borough                                                 Eric Colvin, Clerk
22 First Street • 908-231-1300

  • Municipal Building, 22 First Street (Dist. 1,2, 4)
  • Relief Hose Co. #2 Fire Dept., N. Thompson St (Dist. 3, 5)

 Far Hills Borough                                      Dorothy S. Hicks, Clerk
6 Prospect Street, Far Hills • 908-234-0611, x19

  • Far Hills Municipal Building Courtroom, 6 Prospect Street, Far Hills


    Franklin Township        
    Ann Marie McCarthy, Township Clerk
    475 Demott Lane, Somerset • 732-873-2500

  • Griggstown Firehouse, 1037 Canal Road, South of Bunker Hill, Princeton (Dist. 1-7)
  • Community/Senior Center, 505 Demott Lane, Somerset (Dist. 17-22, 24-29)
  • Board of Education Building, 2301 Route 27, Somerset (Dist. 8-10, 30-34)
  • Parkside Community Center, 3 Parkside Street, Somerset (Dist. 35-43)
  • East Franklin Firehouse, 121 Pine Grove Avenue, Somerset (Dist. 44-48)
  • Somerset Presbyterian Church, 100 JFK Blvd, Somerset (Dist. 23, 49-51)
  • Zarephath Christian Church Children's Ministry Ctr, 595 Weston Canal Rd, Somerset (Dist. 11-16)

    Green Brook Township           Kelly Cupit, Clerk/Administrator
    111 Greenbrook Road • 732-968-1023

  • Green Brook Middle School, 132 Jefferson Avenue (Dist 1, 3, 4, 6)
  • Green Brook Firehouse No.2, Washington Rock Rd West (Dist 2, 5)

    Hillsborough Township              Pamela Borek, Township Clerk
    379 South Branch Road • 908-369-8314

  • Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road (Dist. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 21, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32)
  • Auten Road Intermediate School, 281 Auten Road (Dist. 2, 13, 14, 16, 19, 33)
  • Amsterdam School, 301 Amsterdam Drive (Dist. 9,11, 20, 25, 27)
  • Hillsborough High School Library-Side Entrance, 466 Raider Blvd. (Dist. 4, 18, 22, 23, 31)
  • Hillsborough Middle School, 260 Triangle Rd (Dist. 5-7, 12, 17)

    Manville Borough                             Wendy Barras, Borough Clerk
    325 North Main Street • 908-725-9478

  • V.F.W., Main Hall, 600 Washington Avenue 

Rocky Hill Borough                             Rebecca Newman, Clerk
P.O. Box 188, Rocky Hill • 609-924-7445

  • Borough Hall, 15 Montgomery Avenue

  • Somerville Borough               Kevin Sluka, Clerk /Administrator
    25 West End Avenue • 908-725-2300, x1983

  • Lincoln Hose Company, 34 Warren Street (Dist. 4- 6, 8)
  • West End Hose Company, 135 West High Street (Dist. 1-3, 7, 9)


    South Bound Brook Borough            
    Christina Fischer, Clerk
    12 Main Street • 732-356-0258

  • Robert Morris School, 122 Elizabeth St (Madison Street Entrance)


    Warren Township                         
    Cathy Reese, Township Clerk
    46 Mountain Blvd. • 908-753-8000

  • Pilgrim Congregational Church, 105 Mountainview Rd (Dist 1-4)
  • Stonecrest Community Church, 11 Technology Dr. N (Dist 5-10)
  • Warren Municipal Court, 44 Mountain Blvd. (Dist. 11-13)

    Watchung Borough                                             Edith Gil, Clerk
    15 Mountain Blvd. • 908-756-0080

  • Watchung Firemen's Exempt Hall, 31 Mountain Blvd. (Dist 1, 3, 4)
  • Wilson Memorial Church, 7 Valley Rd. (Dist. 2, 5)

 

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