GENERAL ELECTION TIMELINE
|SEPTEMBER 19||BEGIN MAILING OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS|
|OCTOBER 5||DEADLINE FOR MAILING MAIL IN BALLOTS|
|OCTOBER 13||VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE|
|OCTOBER 27||LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR A MAIL-IN BALLOT APPLICATION BY MAIL|
|NOVEMBER 2||LAST DAY TO APPLY IN PERSON FOR A MAIL-IN BALLOT|
|NOVEMBER 3||GENERAL ELECTION DAY- POLLS OPEN FROM 6AM TO 8PM|
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NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION SUMMARY
- Paper ballots will be mailed to all active, registered voters by October 5th, call Morris County Clerk at 973 285-6120 if you have not received your ballot by October 16th.
- Sample ballots will not be mailed. Sample ballots can be viewed online by CLICKING HERE.
- The Polling Place Location for all Mount Olive Voters is at
- Mount Olive Middle School
- 160 Wolfe Rd., Budd Lake
- Auxiliary Gym, Side Entrance
- GPS: 40.847580, -74.749170
- The Drop Box in Mount Olive is located at the
- Mount Olive Municipal Building
- 204 Flanders/Drakestown Road, Budd Lake NJ 07828
- (Parking Lot entrance to Municipal Offices)
- There are a variety of ways to cast your completed ballot:
- Return Your Ballot by Mail– Postage will be prepaid. Ballots must be postmarked by 11/3/20 and received by 11/10/20.
- Deposit Your Ballot in one of 15 Morris County Dropboxes. Mount Olive has a drop box at the Mount Olive Municipal Building, 204 Flanders/Drakestown Road, Budd Lake NJ 07828 (Parking Lot entrance to Municipal Offices) (See Picture below). You can also use any drop box in Morris County. CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF MORRIS COUNTY DROP BOXES.
- Return in-person to the Board of Elections Office at 10 Court Street (2nd Floor) Morristown by 8pm on 11/3
- Return Your Ballot at a Polling Place– Bring your completed ballot to your specific designated polling place. For Mount Olive, it is the Mount Olive Middle School Auxiliary Gym, 160 Wolfe Road, Budd Lake
- Vote in Person– Complete a provisional paper ballot on Election Day at your designated municipal polling place. Voters with disabilities may use the ADA-compliant voting machine available at each polling place.
- Tracking your ballot– Set up your NJ Voter Information Account so you can track your ballot online after you’ve returned it. You can You can also contact your County Clerk or Board of Elections at 973-285-6715.
- Vote Counting– All properly completed ballots will be canvassed and counted using extra-high-volume ballot scanners. (NJ will begin counting ballots 10 days before Election Day in order to meet the certification deadline.)
- Some common reasons ballots are rejected:
- Missing the Deadline
- Not signing the certificate
- Signing differently than what is in the Statewide Voter Registration System
- Tampering with the Certificate of Election- (Do not detach the Certificate & then try to tape back on- request a new certificate)
- If your ballot is tentatively rejected due to a signature issue, you will be notified by the Board of Elections within 24 hours, with an explanation of why your ballot was not counted. Voters have the opportunity to “cure” certain signature issues. If you complete and return the cure letter by the deadline, your ballot will be accepted.
- Provisional Ballots will be verified and counted after the 11/10/20 Mail-In deadline. This is to prevent someone from voting by mail and then going to the polls to vote by Provisional Ballot (voting twice).
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