Burlington County Clerk Tim Tyler announced today that the Clerk’s Office has completed its initial mailing of Special U.S. Senate Primary Election ballots.
“Any voter who has requested a ballot for the August 13 Special U.S. Senate Primary Election through June 28 should receive that ballot any day now,” Tyler said. “My office began issuing ballots on Tuesday, June 25, starting with Military and Overseas UOCAVA voters. Civilian ballot mailing began the next day.”
The last ballots of more than 2,000 in the initial ballot mailing will be delivered to the post office this afternoon. Voters should receive their ballots by the end of next week.
“If a voter does not receive an expected ballot, we hope they would call the Clerk’s Office as soon as possible,” Tyler said. “We are able to check their application status and have many more options available now to make sure an applicant has the ability to cast their ballot than we will have when Election Day is right around the corner.”
Voters still have ample time to apply for a Special U.S. Senate Primary Election Vote By Mail ballot. In order to have a ballot mailed to them, voters need to be sure their completed Vote By Mail application is received in the County Clerk’s Office by August 6, seven days prior to the election.
After that, voters may apply in person or by authorized messenger in the Clerk’s office until 3pm the day before the election. Voters are reminded that they must have the assistor portion (section 11) of the Vote By Mail application filled out if they receive any help in completing the application.
A voter may select one or both of two options for future Vote By Mail ballots in section 10 of the application. Option A entitles the voter to receive a ballot for all elections in the same calendar year of their application. This option must be renewed every year by completing a new application. Option B entitles a voter to receive a ballot for all future General Elections. This option does not expire until the voter requests they no longer be sent.
Voters should be aware that The Special Primary and Special General Elections for U.S. Senate will mean they may receive ballots for several elections through the summer and into the fall. In the fall they may receive two Vote By Mail ballots at about the same time. They should be sure to open, vote and return both ballots if they wish to cast a vote in both the Special U.S. Senate Election and the November General Election. Ballot envelopes for the Special U.S. Senate Primary and General Elections will be in envelopes bearing a “SPECIAL” stamp. Ballots for the November General Election will have no additional markings.
The Vote By Mail application is available by selecting “Election Services” on the County Clerk’s website www.co.burlington.nj.us/countyclerk. Voters may also have an application mailed to them by calling the Clerk’s Office Elections Section at (609) 265–5229.