Contact Information:
Paula Sollami Covello
Mercer County Clerk
609-989-6465
psollamicovello@mercercounty.org

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello today reminded voters that a single 44-cent first class postage stamp is sufficient for mailing Vote-by-Mail ballots to the Mercer County Board of Elections for tabulation.

Responding to inquiries from voters in Mercer County asking how much postage to affix to the Vote-by-Mail ballot, County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello confirmed with US postal officials at the Trenton GMF - Central Mail Facility in Hamilton, that a 44-cent stamp would sufficiently get the 4-1/2 inch high by 10-3/8 inch long Vote-by-Mail ballot envelope to its destination. “Mercer County’s Vote-by-Mail ballot envelopes are well within the size and weight limits, requiring only a single 44-cent stamp for delivery,” said Clerk Paula Sollami Covello. “They fully conform to the First-Class Mail Shape-Based Pricing Template, issued by the United States Postal Service,” added Sollami Covello, after measuring and weighing them with regional postal officials.

Vote-by-Mail applications are available online at http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/officials/clerk/ in both English and Spanish, and can also be obtained at the Mercer County Connection located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center at Route 33 and Paxson Avenue in Hamilton Township. The new Vote-By-Mail application is also available on the NJ Division of Elections website (NJelections.org) in additional languages including Chinese, Indian (Gujarati), and Korean. To apply in person, the Mercer County Clerk’s Office is located in the Old Courthouse at 209 South Broad Street – Second Fl., in Trenton, and at the County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street, in Trenton, basement level, until November 2, 2009.


Extended Hours for Vote by Mail in Mercer County

Mercer County Clerk’s Office
Two Locations

Old Court House, 209 S. Broad Street Trenton &
McDade Administration Building, 640 S. Broad Street, Trenton
October 19 – 30 (Monday through Friday): 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
October 24 and 31 (Saturday): 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
November 2 (Monday): 8:30 am - 3:00 pm / State deadline

Mercer County Board of Elections
McDade Administration Building, 640 S. Broad Street, Trenton
October 19 – 30 (Monday through Friday): 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
October 24 and 31 (Saturday): 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
November 2 (Monday): 6:00 am - 8:00 pm