Mayor’s Column for September 6 Submission – Voting
The right to vote is an important individual liberty and the foundation of free government.
This year’s General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, as a traditional in-person election with Vote by Mail ballots available to all registered voters who apply. Polls will be open from 6AM to 8PM in Voorhees Township.
Voters will be casting ballots to elect a member of the State Senate, two members of the General Assembly, two members of the Camden County Board of Commissioners, two members of the Voorhees Township Committee, three members of the Voorhees Township Board of Education and two Voorhees members of the Eastern Regional High School Board of Education.
Voters in New Jersey have three options by which to vote. They can cast their ballot in person at the polls on Election Day, Vote by Mail (VBM) or take advantage of the Early Voting Program. Please know that with the purchase of new election equipment, all Camden County voters will now be using paper ballots to cast their vote whether they vote on Election Day, Early, or by Mail.
If you choose the Vote by Mail Program, applications can be obtained by visiting the Voorhees Township Clerk’s office, the County Store at the Voorhees Town Center or online at camdencounty.com/vbm. Applications for Vote by Mail ballots for the General Election must be received by the Camden County Clerk no later than Oct. 31. Completed ballots must be received by the Board of Elections before the close of the polls on Election Day or have a postmarked date no later than Nov. 7. Completed ballots for Voorhees residents can also be dropped off at the ballot drop box located outside of the front entrance to Town Hall. The Early Voting Period is from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5. Voters can visit any of seven locations throughout Camden County during the Early Voting Period and cast their ballot on a voting machine.
Early Voting Locations:
Elections & Archive Center
100 University Court, Blackwood
Warehouse, Side Entrance
129 N. Broadway, Camden
Parking at PNC Bank and street parking available
Collingswood Senior Center
30 W. Collings Ave, Collingswood
Large Living Room on First Floor
Merchantville Community Center
212 Somerset Street
Lower floor, ramp access from side of building
Harry Williams Community Center
2 Broadway, Runnemede
Bud Duble Community Center
33 Cooper Folly Rd, Atco
Lions Lake Community Center
101 Dutchtown Rd., Voorhees
Hours for Early Voting:
Daily starting from October 28, 2023 to November 5, 2023
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If a voter is registered to Vote by Mail, that voter will not be able to vote at the Early Voting Centers unless the voter opted out of VBM before the September 6 deadline.
Election Day voting locations can be found at voorheesnj.com. The following is a list of the voting locations in town to vote in person on Election Day:
- Residents of District 1 (Greenridge and Ashland areas) Vote at Ashland Presbyterian Church
33 E. Evesham Road
- Residents of District 2 (Kirkwood/Carriagebrooke Farm areas) Vote at the Kirkwood Fire Station, 2002 Burnt Mill Road
- Residents of District 3 (Alluvium Woods area) Vote at Lions Lake Community Center
101 Dutchtown Road
- Residents of District 4 (Echelon Towers and La Bonne Vie areas) Vote at former Macy’s Court, 2120 Voorhees Town Center
- Residents of District 5 (Three Pond and Franklin Square areas) Vote at Voorhees Town Hall Courtroom, 2400 Voorhees Town Center
- Residents of District 6 (Portion of Sturbridge Lakes and Woodbrook areas) Vote at the Voorhees School Administration Building, 329 Route 73
- Residents of District 7 (Lost Tree and Staffordshire) Vote at the Centennial Mill Community Center, 35 Alyce Lane
- Residents of District 8 (Main Street Estates area) Vote at the Kresson Fire Station
423 Cooper Road
- Residents of District 9 (Devonshire, Lake Villa, Elm Tree and Alluvium Lakes areas) Vote at the School Administration Building, 329 Route 73
- Residents of District 10 (Alluvium area) Vote at Lions Lake Community Center
101 Dutchtown Road
- Residents of District 11 (Part of Sturbridge Lakes) Vote at the Hampton Inn Route 73
320 Route 73
- Residents of District 12 (Ashland Terrace, Woodcrest, Staffordshire Estates) Vote at Voorhees Town Hall Courtroom, 2400 Voorhees Town Center
- Residents of District 13 (Avian) Vote at the Lions Lake Community Center
101 Dutchtown Road
- Residents of District 14 (Rainwood area) Vote at Voorhees School Administration Building
329 Route 73
- Residents of District 15 (Beagle Club, Wood Glen, Laurie Drive areas) Vote at Lions Lake Community Center, 101 Dutchtown Road
- Residents of District 16 (Sturbridge Estates and Sturbridge Woods areas) Vote at the Hampton Inn Route 73
- Residents of District 17 (Centennial Mill area) Vote at Centennial Mill Community Center
35 Alyce Lane
- Residents of District 18 (Village Apartments, The Vista and portions of Victoriana areas) Vote at former Macy’s Court, 2120 Voorhees Town Center
- Residents of District 19 (Staffordshire and Traditions areas) Vote at former Macy’s Court
2120 Voorhees Town Center
Any voter who is not listed on the voting rolls or is denied the right to vote, and who believes he or she is properly registered, can vote by way of a provisional ballot which will be reviewed by the Board of Elections to determine voter eligibility.
If you have any questions about casting your vote, call the Voorhees Municipal Clerk at (856) 429-7757 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your vote counts.
** The Voorhees Police Department is working with the Camden County Partnership for Children on a 2023 Winter Coat Drive. Donations (gently used coats, hats and gloves) will be collected in the Police Station Lobby at 1180 White Horse Road until Dec. 1. For more information, contact Lt. Hawkins at email@example.com or Sgt. Eric Camm at firstname.lastname@example.org
https://forms.gle/1MAEQyon333qKLESA for the registration form. Both auditions are on a first come- first serve basis and space is limited. The semifinals will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. at the Voorhees Town Center. The finals will be held during Voorhees Township’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. (Date to be announced.) Prizes: 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $250. For more information, contact Gabrielle Horvitz at email@example.com
** The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation will hold its 21st Annual Birthday Bash on Friday, Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin. As always, this fundraiser is for the noble mission of supporting hospitalized teens. It is always an epic night of music, dancing, great food, cocktails and memories of Alicia. For more information and to buy tickets/sponsorships, visit victoriousfoundation.org
** The Voorhees Township Annual Halloween & Fall Festival will be on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Voorhees Town Center in the area in front of Town Hall. Activities will include a Halloween costume parade, pumpkin painting and decorating, a petting zoo, children rides, face painting, and our own DJ Sean Moore Haki Redd. The Voorhees Township Police Department and Fire Department will be on hand providing Halloween safety tips. New this year is the Dooney’s Pub Garden offering adult beverages and a Halloween decorated Luscious Liqueur Mobile Bar offering child friendly non-alcoholic Halloween themed mock-tails. Another new addition is a couple of Cottage Food Operators offering home baked cookies and other pastries. For more information, visit voorheesnj.com or contact Stella Sytnik at firstname.lastname@example.org