Election Services

NOTICE - Executive Order 105

In light of the dangers posed by COVID-19, Governor Philip D. Murphy issued Executive Order No. 105 which orders and directs the following:

In addition to accepting hand delivery of candidate petitions that are due by 4:00p.m. on March 30, 2020, the Secretary of State, county clerks and municipal clerks shall allow for these candidate petitions to be submitted electronically.

Therefore, nominating petitions for Freeholder may be emailed to the following email addresses or faxed to the number listed below:


In your email, please include a telephone number for the County Clerk’s Office to contact you with a confirmation of receipt. The County Clerk’s Office will only accept candidate petitions for Freeholder. All other nominating petitions such as state/municipal/county committee must be directed to the appropriate election official.

Fax Number: (856) 251-1646

Original petitions will still need to be provided to the Gloucester County Clerk’s Office.

Mailing Address:
County Clerk Election Division
550 Grove Rd.
West Deptford, NJ 08066

Telephone Number

Fax Number
(856) 251-1646

(856) 384-6842/New Jersey Relay Service 711.


Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions

Effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, candidates can now obtain signatures electronically on a nominating petition. Please be advised that these are only supplemental signature pages.

A candidate/designee will still need to complete all of the required documents (i.e. Oath of Allegiance, Certificate of Acceptance, etc.) All of the statutory requirements will remain the same.

Please see the below instructions on how to complete the electronic nominating petition.

Instructions on Completing Electronic Nominating Petition:

Step 1: Candidate/designee will download the nominating petition from the Division of Elections at the following website. https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/candidate-information.shtml

Step 2: Candidate/designee will fill in their information where required.

Step 3: Candidate/designee will save the file to their computer/laptop.

Step 4: The saved petition can be provided to the petition signers electronically.

The petition signer will need to print, sign, scan the document and return to the candidate. If you do not have the ability to scan a document, please create a digital signature and return the electronic file to the candidate.

Please Note: It is the sole responsibility of the candidate/designee to collect the single signature petition forms from the voters.


Candidate petitions but must be received by the deadline date, on or before 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020. (N.J.S.A. 19:23-14)


550 Grove Road, West Deptford
(856) 384-4531
(856) 384-4530

Vote By Mail

Can’t Get to the Polls? Too Busy to Vote? In New Jersey, any voter can vote by mail for any reason or no reason at all using the Vote By Mail ballot.  If you are a qualified and registered voter, then you may apply for a Vote By Mail ballot by completing the application and mailing to the address below.  The deadline for such requests by mail is 7 days before any and all elections (Primary, General, School, etc).  A Vote By Mail voter may also apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office on any working day until 3:00 p.m. on the day before the election.

Mailing Address

Hon. James “Jim” Hogan
Gloucester County Clerk
PO Box 129
Woodbury, NJ 08096

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies of a Vote By Mail Application since an original signature is required.

Vote By Mail Ballot applications may be downloaded by clicking here

Military Voting

Active-duty members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, NOAA, and their family members may register to vote and apply for a Vote By Mail ballot by using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).
New Jersey law permits the emailing of Vote By Mail ballots to Uniformed Service Members and their families. The Federal Post Card Application is available online at the FVAP web site: http://www.fvap.gov/

The application may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the following:

Gloucester County Clerk
Hon. James “Jim” Hogan
PO Box 129
Woodbury, NJ 08096
856-251-1646 Fax

Contact the County Clerk’s Election Division for further information (856) 384-4531 or (856) 384-4530.

Current Election Information

(South Harrison)

February 18 - Voter Registration Deadline for March Special School Board Elections (21 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:31-6
March 3 - Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for March Special School Board Elections (not less than 7 days prior to election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-3
March 9 - by 3pm - Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for March Special School Board Election (up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-3
March 10 - March Special School Board Elections (2nd Tuesday in March) N.J.S.A. 19:60-2


Once the County Clerk’s office begins to mail ballots (45 days before election), updated vote by mail reports can be obtained daily by clicking here 

This new method of disseminating reports will provide users with up to date information that can be accessed using any device that has internet access such as smart phones, iPads, laptops, or desk top computers.

N.J.S.A. 19:63-10 – Distribution of list; public access to information
The County Clerk shall update vote by mail lists each business day and they shall be made available to the public.


Candidate-nominating petitions for all county offices as well as unaffiliated and other party candidates seeking local and county office are available for distribution from the Clerk’s Office. Petitions for local offices are available from your Municipal Clerk as well as the County Clerk.  Click below for number of signatures required.

Election Information

As a service to the public, the County Clerk’s Office maintains voter registration lists for 25 cents per district. By law these lists must be used for election purposes only. Campaign Expenditure Reports are on file also.

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School Election Information

Attention Voters & Candidates:
On May 30th, Governor Murphy signed into law a bill permitting two or more candidates for school board to circulate petitions jointly and bracket together on the ballot. A description of the bill may be found at the link below. More details to follow.

Senate Bill, No. 868

Attention School Board Candidates:
Petitions must be filled out and notarized before filing petition with County Clerk. The County Clerk does not notarize petitions.

School Board Nominating Petition

Petition Filing Deadline for School Board Candidates for the General Election is July 27, 2020.

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