NEW JERSEY

How to vote from your hospital bed

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Before October 13, 2020

Before October 27, 2020 (7 Days Before The Election)

Any registered voter may request a mail-in ballot. More information on this process and county-specific applications can be found here. Your application must be must be received by the County Clerk 7 days prior to the election.

3 PM on Tuesday November 2, 2020

Even if you are hospitalized after the regular deadline for absentee voting (7 days before an election), you may still obtain a mail-in ballot by designating a representative (ex. family member) and having them deliver your application in-person and pick up your mail-in ballot. This can be done until 3:00 PM on the day before the election.

8 PM on Tuesday November 3, 2020 (Election Day)

Your mail-in ballot must be received by your county clerk by 8 PM on Election Day in order for your ballot to be counted.

 

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STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check or at https://www.vote.org/.

2.

Complete an Emergency Absentee Ballot Application

Any registered voter may register for and obtain a mail-in ballot. Applications vary by county of residence and can be found here. You may request to receive mail-in ballots for all future applications when you apply for one. During the regular mail-in voting period, your application must be received by your county clerk 7 days prior to the election in order for your mail-in ballot to be mailed to you. Information on your county clerk can be found here.

If you are hospitalized after 7 days prior to an election, you may still vote and obtain a mail-in ballot. In order to do so, you must designate a representative (ex. family member) on your mail-in ballot application. This representative will be responsible for returning your application and picking up your mail-in ballot.

3.

Return Your Application

Your designated representative must return your filled-out mail-in ballot application to your county clerk. Your representative must also bring a photo ID for you and themself. Information on your county clerk can be found here.

4.

Obtain Your Ballot

Following your representative returning your application and allowing it to be processed, your representative will obtain your application to return to you.

5.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

6.

Return Your Completed Ballot

Your mail-in ballot must be received by your county clerk by 8 PM on Election Day in order for your ballot to be counted.

 

 

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STATE LAW

New Jersey

N.J. Stat. § 19:63-4

A qualified voter is entitled to apply for and obtain a mail-in ballot by authorized messenger, who shall be so designated over the signature of the voter and whose printed name and address shall appear on the application in the space provided. The authorized messenger shall be a family member or a registered voter of the county in which the application is made and shall place his or her signature on the application in the space so provided in the presence of the county clerk or the designee thereof. No person shall serve as an authorized messenger or as a bearer for more than three qualified voters in an election. No person who is a candidate in the election for which the voter requests a mail-in ballot shall be permitted to serve as an authorized messenger or bearer. The authorized messenger shall show a photo identification card to the county clerk, or the designee thereof, at the time the messenger submits the application form. The county clerk or the designee thereof shall authenticate the signature of the authorized messenger in the event such a person is other than a family member, by comparing it with the signature of the person appearing on a State of New Jersey driver's license, or other identification issued or recognized as official by the federal government, the State, or any of its political subdivisions, providing the identification carries the full address and signature of the person. After the authentication of the signature on the application, the county clerk or the designee thereof is authorized to deliver to the authorized messenger a ballot to be delivered to the qualified voter.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Any registered voter may request a mail-in ballot so you may cast your vote without being physically present at a polling station. More information on this process and county-specific applications can be found here. Your application must be must be received by the County Clerk 7 days prior to the election or by 3 PM on the day before an election if handed in-person (by yourself or a designated representative ex. family member).

Several elections have been postponed until May 12th or will be held entirely by mail. More information on these changes can be found here. An executive order of the governor has also delayed the New Jersey's primary election to June 7th.

A list of COVID-19 election resources and the most up-to-date information on how COVID-19 is impacting New Jersey's elections can be found here.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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