The General Election is scheduled for November 3 and will be conducted mainly by mail-in ballots. 

Per Governor Phil Murphy's Executive Order 177, all active voters will be mailed 2020 General Election ballots automatically, and with certain exceptions as outlined below all voting will be done by mail. 

Final Election Results for the 2020 Primary

How the County Clerk's office is operating during COVID-19

Steve Peter, County Clerk

Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter

Phone:       908-231-7013
Fax:
908-575-3930
Mail:
20 Grove Street, P.O. Box 3000,
Somerville, NJ 08876
Email:
CountyClerk@co.somerset.nj.us
Term: 5-year Term; Expires 12/31/22
Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:15am-4pm

All services are currently by appointment
only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please
call for an appointment.


Duties:
 Records land records and related legal documents that deal with land situated in Somerset County. Administers oath to notaries public, takes and processes passport applications, records trade/business name certificates, files military discharges, issues honorable discharge identification card to veterans, issues Gold Star Parent identification cards, issues veterans’ peddlers licenses and files sub-division maps. Receives petitions for county-wide offices, school elections, and independent candidates.  Designs sample ballots, machine ballots and vote-by-mail ballots for elections. Issues vote-by-mail ballots, tabulates machine election returns and issues certificates of election. Officiates wedding ceremonies.

Biography: Married, wife Elizabeth. Born in Quincy, Illinois. Resident of Somerville, NJ. 

Education: Harvard University, Master’s Degree, Linguistics; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor’s Degree, Linguistics and Germanic Languages and Literatures. 

Government Experience: Somerset County Clerk, January 2018-present; Somerville Borough Council 2016–2018; Somerville Council President 2016–2018; Deputy County Clerk, Champaign County, Illinois 1987–1991.

Public Service: Downtown Somerville Alliance Board of Directors 2012–2015; Somerset County Democratic Committee Central Region Vice Chair; Former Democratic Municipal Chair of Somerville. 

Professional Service: Section Chief, Clerks and Recorders, Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey, 2019-present; Member of Board of Directors of the TeX Users Group, 2003–2017; President, TeX Users Group, 2010–2015