Paula Sollami Covello
Mercer County Clerk
TRENTON, N.J. – Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello reminds residents that Tuesday, October 26th is the last day to apply through the mail for a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the upcoming General Election. Further, she is extending hours for Vote-by Mail processing to make it easier for residents to vote by mail.
A registered voter may apply for a Vote-by-Mail ballot by completing an application and returning it to the Mercer County Clerk’s Office by mail at least 7 days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office until 3:00 P.M., Monday, November 1st, the day before the election.
“With family obligations and demands of work and commuting, Mercer County's voters are busier than ever. Finding time to get to the polls on Election Day has become increasingly difficult for working men and women,” Sollami Covello said. “The new Vote- by-Mail system was created to make it easier for citizens to participate in elections and cast their vote. Extending our election office hours is part of our goal to make it simpler for voters to participate in elections,” she added.
To make it easier and more convenient for registered voters to cast their ballots in the upcoming General Election, Clerk Sollami Covello’s election office will be open from October 27 through October 29 until 8:00 p.m. to give voters greater convenience in voting by mail:
Extended Hours for Vote by Mail
Old Court House, 209 S. Broad Street, Second Floor
October 27 – 29 (Wednesday through Friday): 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
* The Mercer County Board of Elections office can receive completed ballots by mail or In Person during Regular Business Hours until November 2 at 8:00 P.M. that office is located at 640 S. Broad Street in Trenton. To Contact The Board of Elections Voters May Call 609-989-6773 or 609-989-6771.
The new Vote-by-Mail system replaces the old absentee voting process. In prior years, the absentee ballot process was reserved mainly for voters who were unable to get to the polls on Election Day, such as those who were sick, away on business or serving overseas in the military. Under the new Vote-by Mail process, any registered voter can vote by mail by simply requesting a ballot – no reason is required.
Registered voters can call 609-989-6494 to request an application form. Vote-by-Mail applications are also available online at www.mercercounty.org/countyclerk in English, Spanish, Chinese, Indian (Guajarati), and Korean. Vote-by-Mail applications can also be obtained at the Mercer County Connection located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center at Route 33 and Paxson Avenue in Hamilton.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd. Polls are open from 6:00 am through 8:00 pm. for registered voters who prefer to cast their ballot on conventional voting machines.