Mail-in registration forms are available through the Princeton Clerk's Office 609-924-5704 or on line from the New Jersey Division of Elections.
The deadline for registering to vote or changing your address before this year's July 7, 2020 Primary Election is June 16, 2020.
Vote by Mail
If you are going to be out of town or unavailable to vote on Election Day or wish to Vote by Mail,applications are also available at our office or on line from the New Jersey Division of Elections.
The deadline to apply for a Vote by Mail Ballot by mail for the Primary Election is June 30, 2020. You may apply in person at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office up until July 6, 2020 at 3:00p.m.
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect Public Health by Mailing Every Registered Voter a VBM Ballot or Application Ahead of the Primary Election
May 15, 2020
TRENTON – In an effort to protect all New Jersey voters from the spread of COVID-19,Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order to create a modified vote-by-mail election for the July 7th Primary. The order requires that each county's elections officials send vote-by-mail ballots to all registered Democratic and Republican voters and send VBM ballot applications to unaffiliated and inactive voters. All VBM ballots and VBM ballot applications will come with pre-paid postage.
"No one should have to choose between their health and exercising their right to vote," said Governor Murphy. "By providing vote-by-mail ballots and applications, New Jersey voters will be able to safely participate in our democracy as the pandemic continues to threaten our public health."
"As a state at the center of the COVID-19 crisis, New Jersey has to modify to our primary to ensure that our voters have access to free, fair, and safe elections," said Secretary of State Tahesha Way. "By providing every voter access to a vote by mail ballot, we are protecting our residents and democracy.As our state embarks on the road to recovery, voters will have the opportunity to choose our leaders without risking their health."
The order also requires opening a minimum of at least one polling place in each municipality, and provided that there are enough poll workers, a minimum of 50 percent of polling places in each county to provide New Jersey voters who may need access to in-person voting opportunities.Polling locations will be required to follow public health standards including ensuring six feet of distance, requiring poll workers to wear face coverings and gloves, frequent sanitization of high-touch areas, and providing sanitization materials to all individuals at a polling place.
Copy of Executive Order No. 144
If you wish to change your Party Affiliation for the Primary Election you must do so by May 13, 2020. Change of Party Affiliation forms are available in our office or on line from the New Jersey Division of Elections and must be filed with the Mercer County Clerk's prior to the deadline.
All applications must be received at the Mercer County Clerk’s Office for processing.