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About the Superintendent of Elections

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR PRIMARY ELECTION

Primary 2020 - Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo issued a notice that Tuesday, June 16, 2020, is the last day for residents to register to vote for the July 7, 2020, Primary Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before July 7, 2020, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County by June 16, 2020.

Bergen County residents may register to vote at the Office of the Superintendent of Elections, located at One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380, in Hackensack.  In order to meet the needs of residents, this office will be open from 9:00AM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  People may also register at their local municipal clerk’s office, hours vary.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order No. 144, ALL DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN REGISTERED VOTERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT for the July 7, 2020 Primary Election. If an Unaffiliated or Inactive Status Voter would like to participate in the Primary they should complete and return the Vote-by-Mail Application that will be sent to them.

If you have a disability and need an accessible ballot, please contact (201) 336-7020 or you may go to your assigned polling place, which will provide access to an in-person accessible voting device on Primary Election Day. Should you choose not to vote on a Mail-In Ballot and show up to one of the limited number of Polling Places on Election Day, only Provisional Paper Ballots will be available to cast your vote. The ADA compliant Voting Machine is only for voters who have a disability.

Superintendent DiCostanzo would like voters, already registered in Bergen County, to be aware of the procedures regarding late address changes within county.  If a voter has moved from one election district to another in the SAME town or has moved to another town in Bergen before Tuesday, July 7, 2020, please notify this office as soon as possible so that a Mail-In Ballot or an application can be sent to you.  If you have any questions, please call 201-336-6110 for assistance.

The Bergen County Superintendent of Elections’ office is responsible for Voter Registration and all associated concerns, Issuing Voter Acknowledgement Cards, Maintaining Custody of Voting Machines and Poll Books, as well as other duties relating to the enforcement of elections laws as per NJSA Title 19.

On Tuesday, July 7th, voters will cast ballots for their party candidates for President of the United States, US Senate, Congress, Freeholders, and local candidates. It is up to each and every American Citizen to exercise their right to vote. 

Superintendent DiCostanzo and Deputy Theresa M. O’Connor are available to answer any question that you might have @ 201-336-6109.

Voter Registration for the Primary Election is Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, July 7, 2020


New Law - Voting Rights Restored for Individuals on Probation or Parole

New Jersey State Governor, Phil Murphy, signed Assembly Bill 5823 into law as L.2019, c.270 on December 18, 2019.

Effective March 17, 2020 the law removes prohibition on voting by persons convicted of indictable offense who are on parole or probation.

Individuals who are or have been on parole or probation, must complete a New Jersey Voter Registration Application.  Once the Voter Registration Application is received by the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections, the voter will be processed.

Any questions concerning voter requirements may contact Superintendent of Elections Office.


For more information, please contact us:

Phone: (201) 336-6112

Email: soe@co.bergen.nj.us


Welcome


Welcome to the Superintendent of Elections webpage, where it is our goal to provide the residents of Bergen County with the ability to find voter information with ease. The Superintendent of Elections / Commissioner of Registrations office offers many online resources and information. At our office, the voter always comes first. You will find information on the website that is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Our Mission

 
Our mission here at the Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registrations Office is to maintain the efficiency and integrity of the voting process, while managing the ongoing extensive and intricate changes in the voting laws. For more information about the responsibilities and duties of this office click here.

Contact Us

Patricia DiCostanzo

Superintendent of Elections

Theresa M. O'Connor

Deputy Superintendent of Elections


 Bergen County Superintendent of Elections

One Bergen County Plaza  • 3rd Floor, Rm 380 • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-6115 • Fax: 201-336-6134

soe@co.bergen.nj.us