Middlesex County offers multiple ways to vote in the 2023 General Election
Middlesex County provides easy voting methods; including voting in person during Early Voting or on Election Day; mailing ballots through the USPS; or dropping a ballot in a secure drop box in more than 30 locations countywide
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ –
Middlesex County is providing voters in New Jersey with a range of easy and accessible ways to cast their vote in the 2023 General Election on November 7, 2023. Those options include mailing ballots through the United States Postal Service (USPS); dropping a ballot in any of the 30+ secure drop boxes across the County; nine days of in-person early voting at any of the 10 early vote locations in the county; or voting in person at their assigned polling location on Election Day.
Middlesex County is committed to making voting as convenient and accessible as possible for residents. To learn more about all the options available, visit middlesexcountynj.gov/vote.
UPDATE: The Office of the Middlesex County Clerk, Elections Division and the Middlesex County Board of Elections Office have relocated to 26 Kennedy Boulevard, Suite B, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
“As Americans, voting is not only our right, but our responsibility to shape the society we want to live in and to preserve our democracy,” said Middlesex County Clerk Nancy J. Pinkin. “With multiple accessible options, Middlesex County wants every resident to be educated and take advantage of the voting method that suits their needs, as every vote counts.”
HOW TO VOTE IN THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTION
There are three ways to vote in the 2023 General Election:
• Vote by Mail with a Mail-In Ballot
• In-person Early Voting on Saturday, October 28 through Sunday, November 5
• In-person voting on General Election Day Tuesday, November 7
• The deadline to register to vote in the General Election is October 17, 2023
• The deadline to apply by mail for a Mail-In Ballot is October 31, 2023
• The deadline to apply in person for a Mail-In Ballot is November 6, 2023 by 3 pm
VOTE BY MAIL
Registered voters can submit a Mail-In Ballot request in writing by filling out an application by going to middlesexcountynj.gov/vote and clicking on “Vote by Mail.” Mail-In Ballot Applications submitted by mail must be received by the County Clerk’s Office no later than seven days prior to Election Day. Voters may also apply for a Mail-In Ballot in person or by authorized messenger at the Office of the County Clerk at 26 Kennedy Boulevard, Suite B, East Brunswick up to 3 pm on Monday, November 6 (the day before the election).
Voters can choose one of the following options to return their Mail-In Ballot:
• Mail the ballot through the United States Postal Service. Mail-In Ballots must be postmarked on or before 8 pm on General Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
- Properly postmarked Mail-In Ballots must be received by the County Board of Elections by 8 pm on November 13.
• Drop the ballot in a designated Middlesex County Board of Elections drop box by 8 pm on November 7, 2023.
A list of drop boxes located in every municipality throughout the County can be found on the County’s website. Drop boxes are maintained by the Middlesex County Board of Elections, are secure, and are monitored 24/7 by video surveillance. Ballots are collected from drop boxes on a regular basis.
If you do not receive your Mail-In Ballot by October 9, you may request a replacement Mail-In Ballot from the County Clerk’s office by calling 732-745-4202 or by sending a replacement ballot request form.
Please note, Vote-By-Mail Ballots CANNOT be returned to in-person Early Voting polling locations or General Election Day polling locations.
VOTING EARLY IN-PERSON
Registered voters who prefer to vote in person can choose to do so at any of the 10 early voting locations in Middlesex County. In-person early voting will be open Saturday, October 28 through Sunday, November 5 for the 2023 General Election. Hours will be Monday to Saturday, 10 am-8 pm and Sunday, 10 am-6 pm. No appointment is necessary.
In-person early voting polling sites are located in the following municipalities throughout Middlesex County:
• East Brunswick
• New Brunswick
• Old Bridge
• Perth Amboy
• South Brunswick
Voters who receive a Mail-In Ballot but do not return their ballot may still vote in person by provisional ballot at an early voting location.
VOTING IN PERSON ON GENERAL ELECTION DAY
In-person voting is available to all registered voters in Middlesex County. Voters may vote in person at their assigned polling place on General Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2023. All polling locations can be found on the County website or on the top left corner of the sample ballot, which will be mailed two weeks prior to the General Election.
Polling locations will be open from 6 am to 8 pm on General Election Day.
Voters who receive a Mail-In Ballot but do not return their ballot may still vote in person by provisional ballot at their assigned polling place on General Election Day, November 7. For any questions or concerns related to voting, call the County Clerk’s Office at 732-745-4202.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ
Middlesex County is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, three universities, 19 park systems, and world-class healthcare and research facilities making it one of the nation’s most dynamic regions and a leader in technology, transportation, the arts, and food innovation. As one of the most diverse populations in the country, Middlesex County is home to over 860,000 residents living throughout 25 municipalities. The County’s award-winning Middlesex County Magnet Schools system and two-year Middlesex College uphold its position as #1 in the state for best schools, offering secondary and postsecondary education and workforce development programs that create a unique ecosystem in which opportunities abound. Conveniently located between New York and Philadelphia, Middlesex County is a leading destination for businesses and residents alike to live, work, and play – and has been since the 17th century. For more information, visit middlesexcountynj.gov and find us onFacebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.