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Displaced by Sandy? Vote by Mail

New Jersey has opened up statewide vote-by-mail and provisional balloting for victims of the storm and first responders.

In recognition of the extraordinary impact of Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy, New Jersey has enacted emergency measures that allow electronic voting for first responders and those who have been displaced from their homes by the storm.

"To help alleviate pressure on polling places, we encourage voters to either use electronic voting or the extended hours at county offices to cast their vote,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno in a press release Saturday.

Here's how the process works:

  • Submit a mail-in ballot application (Camden County's is attached to this story) to the Camden County clerk by e-mail or fax.
  • The clerk will then fax or e-mail back a ballot back to the voter.
  • Voters return their electronic ballots—by fax or e-mail—no later than 8 p.m. Nov. 6, 2012.

Mail-In Ballots

The deadline for applying to vote by mail is 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

Download a mail-in ballot application by county by clicking here. For a list of county clerk websites and contact information, click here.

Mail-in ballots postmarked after November 5 will not be accepted.

Voters who choose to deliver their mail-in ballots to the county elections office in person have until the poll close on Tuesday to do so.

Provisional Ballots

Displaced voters and first responders are also allowed to vote by provisional ballot at any New Jersey polling place.

  • For more information about provisional ballots, click here.
  • For a list of Camden County polling places, click here.

Extended Election Office Hours

Voters are encouraged to take advantage of extended office hours at county elections offices to cast their vote early and in-person—until 3 pm Tuesday. County election offices are to remain open, at a minimum, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm throughout the weekend, until November 5.

Information is also available by calling 1-877-NJVOTER.

Camden County Elections Contact Info

County Clerk
Hon. Joseph Ripa
Courthouse, Rm 102
520 Market Street
P.O. Box 150
Camden, NJ 08101-0150
856-225-7219
(FAX) 856-756-2213
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm

Superintendent of Elections
Ms. Phyllis Pearl
7250 Westfield Avenue
Suite C
P.O. Box 268
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
856-661-3555
(FAX) 856-661-3556
Office Hours: 9 a.m.—4 p.m.

Board of Elections
Forrest Hall
509 Lakeland Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012
856-401-8683
(FAX) 856-401-8689
Office Hours: 9 a.m.—4 p.m.

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