Mayor’s Column: Election polling places moving out of Voorhees Schools

Voorhees Mayor

The right to vote is one of the cornerstones of our American democracy. In an ongoing effort to protect our children, there is a national movement to remove polling places from our schools, yet allow voting to remain convenient and accessible.

The Camden County Board of Elections controls voting locations in Voorhees Township and throughout the county. Several polling places will be changing beginning in the upcoming Primary Election on June 7.

Below are the voting districts and voting locations in Voorhees that will be in effect for the June 7 election:

District 1 — MOVES from Osage School to Ashland Church

District 2 — Stays at Kirkwood Fire Hall

District 3 — Stays at Kresson Fire Hall

District 4 — MOVES from Osage School to Town Hall

District 5 — MOVES from Town Hall to the Vistas Clubhouse (Formerly Echelon Glen)

District 6 — Stays at School Administration Building

District 7 — MOVES from Voorhees Middle School to Barry Brown Health Education Center

District 8 — MOVES from Kresson School to the Meeting Place at Hope Church

District 9 — MOVES from E.T. Hamilton School to Muslim American Community Church

District 10 — MOVES from E.T. Hamilton School to Muslim American Community Church

District 11 — MOVES from Signal Hill School to the Hampton Inn Rt. 73

District 12 — Stays at Town Hall

District 13 — Stays at Brendenowood Senior Care

District 14 — MOVES from Kresson School to Brendenwood Senior Care (Foyer area)

District 15 — MOVES from Kresson Fire Hall to Lions Lake Community Center

District 16 — MOVES from Signal Hill School to the Hampton Inn Rt. 73

District 17 — Stays at Centennial Mill

District 18 — MOVES from Town Hall to the Vistas Clubhouse (Formerly Echelon Glen)

District 19 — MOVES from Voorhees Middle School to Lion’s Gate

The Camden County Board of Elections will be sending several notices of the changes to registered voters and the sample ballot that each voter receives will also include the polling location for that voter.

If you have any questions about your polling place or voter registration information, contact our Municipal Clerk at (856) 429–7757 or at

In recent years, voting has become even more convenient with the ability to vote by mail. All registered voters are eligible. For more information or to obtain an application to vote by mail, visit

Your vote counts!

** Spring Leaf Collection has begun. Dates for collection are available on Channel 19 for Comcast, Channel 38 for Verizon, on the municipal website at and on our Voorhees Township Facebook page. Leaf collection is as follows: Tuesday trash day April 11 to April 15; Wednesday trash day April 18 to April 22; Thursday trash day April 25 to April 29; Friday trash day May 2 to May 6.

** The Voorhees Economic Development Committee will be hosting its first small and home based business networking event on May 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 Voorhees Town Hall, 2400 Voorhees Town Center. Register on the Voorhees website, and click on the Voorhees Township Home-Based and Small Business Network Event link.

**The Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club will be hosting its 9th Annual Trivia Night fundraising event on Saturday, May 7 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at the Gibbsboro Senior Rec Center, 1000 Pole Hill Park Dr. Proceeds will benefit the Jean Clementi Eastern High School Scholarship Fund as well as other community service projects.

**The 8th Annual Alicia Rose Victorious 5k Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, May 15. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the run/walk will start at 10 a.m. at Virtua Hospital, 200 Bowman Dr. in Voorhees. Cost is $30 for participants 19 and older and $15 for ages 5 to 18. The ARVF installs Teen Lounges in hospitals throughout the world.

**The Voorhees Schools Color Fun Run will be held on Friday, May 20 at Connolly Park. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the run begins at 6:30 p.m. Money raised from the event will help support technology and enhancements at VMS, ET Hamilton, Osage, Kresson and Signal Hill Schools. There will be music by Just Call Dawn DJ and other post run fun!