The deadline for registering to vote in the special primary election for the open U.S. Senate seat is tomorrow. If you are already registered to vote, it is not necessary to re-register. Some municipal clerks are holding special hours tomorrow because of the deadline. Check with your local clerk for hours. The Montgomery Clerk’s Office will be open until 9 p.m.
The Senate Primary election to fill the US. Senate seat vacated when Senator Frank Lautenberg died will be held on Aug. 13. Because this is a primary election, you only can vote if you are a member of a political party, or if you wish to declare a party. If you are unaffiliated and wish to vote in this primary, you may declare a party at the polls on election day or when you vote by mail. The deadline to submit a vote by mail application is Aug. 6. You can also walk into the Mercer County Clerk’s office to obtain your vote by mail until the day before the election, Aug. 12, by 3 p.m.
The special general election for the U.S. Senate race will be held Oct. 16, which is a Wednesday. The vote-by-mail deadline is Oct. 9, or in person on Oct. 15 by 3 p.m.
The regular general election will be held Nov. 5.
Vote by mail applications are available on the Mercer County Clerk’s website and on the State Division of Elections website. The Office of the Mercer County Clerk is located at 209 S. Broad Street, Courthouse Annex, Trenton, NJ 08625.