Primary Election Update

Sussex County Board of Elections Press Release
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     Governor Murphy announced major changes to the July 7, 2020 Primary Election process. This update comes after the initial change in the primary election date from June 2, 2020 to July 7, 2020, which was announced last month.
According to Executive Order No. 144, all active registered Republicans and Democrats will automatically receive mail-in ballots for voting in the 2020 Primary Election. All registered unaffiliated voters will receive a mail-in ballot application so they can apply to receive a mail-in ballot to vote in the 2020 Primary Election.
     The Executive Order also provides for some regional polling centers to be open on Election Day to accommodate disabled voters.  A list of these polling locations can be found on the Board of Elections website:
Voters are encouraged to vote the ballot they receive in the mail and return it in the pre-paid envelope provided, or drop their ballot in a secure ballot drop box located at:
  • Vernon Township Municipal Building
  • Hardyston Township Municipal Building
  • Sparta Township Municipal Building
  • Hopatcong Borough Municipal Building
  • Newton Town Municipal Building
Voters may not bring their ballot to the polling place on Election Day.  Any voter who shows up at the polls on Election Day will only be able to vote a paper Provisional Ballot.
For more information, please call the Board of Elections at 973-579-0950 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm