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Somerset County Clerk Steve PeterSteve Peter, County Clerk

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 

Special passport extended hours: Wednesdays, 4-6pm and the first Saturday of the month, 9am-noon

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 veterans’ peddlers licenses and files sub-division maps. Receives petitions and designs sample ballots, machine ballots and vote-by-mail ballots for elections. Issues vote-by-mail ballots, tabulates election returns and issues certificates of election.

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: Member of Board of Directors of the TeX Users Group, 2003–2017; President, TeX Users Group, 2010–2015