Contact Information: 
Ernest C. Cerino, Jr.
Office of the Mercer County Clerk
609-989-6353

TRENTON, N.J. – Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello reminds residents that Wednesday, April 20th is the last day to apply for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot through the mail to vote in the upcoming April 27th School Board election.

School board election dates throughout the State of New Jersey have been moved from the 3rd Tuesday in April to Wednesday, April 27, pursuant to Title 19, which gives the State the authority to change the annual school election date if it coincides with a period of religious observance. (In this case, the observance of Passover).

A registered voter may apply for their ballot by completing and mailing an easy Vote-By-Mail application that must be received by the Mercer County Clerk’s Office seven days prior to the election. After the mail-in deadline, a voter may apply for a ballot, in person, at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office until 3:00 P.M. April 26th, the day before the election.

To request a Vote-by-Mail application, voters can call 609-989-6494. Vote-by-Mail applications also are available on the web at www.mercercounty.org/countyclerk in both English and Spanish. They are also available at the Mercer County Connection located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center at Route 33 and Paxson Avenue in Hamilton Township. To apply in person, the Mercer County Clerk’s Office is located in the Old Courthouse at 209 South Broad Street – 2nd Fl., in Trenton.

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Note to editor: the specific legal citation to change the annual school election date is N.J.S.A. 19:60-1