Election Services

Since the COVID-19 emergency and its impact are likely to extend for an as-yet-undetermined period of time it is recommended that candidates/constituents contact the County Clerk’s Election Division for updates regarding the filing of petitions and other important election information.

(856) 384-4530

Location

County Clerk's Election Division
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 a Vote-by-Mail Ballot.  If you are a qualified and registered voter, you may apply for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot by completing a Vote-by-Mail 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). Voters may also apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office up until 3:00 p.m. on the day before the election. The Gloucester County Clerk’s Election Division is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Vote-by-Mail Application

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.

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
ccelections@co.gloucester.nj.us

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

Current Election Information

July 27 - Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for School & Fire District Election Candidates for General Election (last Monday in July) N.J.S.A. 19:60-7

July 30 - Deadline for Amendments to Defective Petitions for School & Fire District Election Candidates (3 days after filing deadline) N.J.S.A. 19:13-13

July 31 - Filing Deadline for Objections to Nomination Petitions for School & Fire District Election Candidates (no later than 4 days after filing deadline) N.J.S.A. 19:13-10

August 6 - Deadline for Determination of Petition Challenge for School & Fire District Election Candidates for General Election (10 days after the last day for filing nomination petitions) N.J.S.A. 19:60-7

August 10- 3 p.m.
Drawing of Ballot Position for General Election Candidates by the County Clerks
(85 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:14-12

August 31 - Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for New Nomination Petition to fill a Vacancy for Independent Candidates and School Election & Fire District Candidates for the General Election (before 4:00 p.m. on or before 64th day prior to election) N.J.S.A. 19:13-19

September 8 - Last Day Vacancy Can Occur for Primary Election Nominees for the General Election (56 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:13-20

September 10 - Deadline for Filling Primary Nominee Vacancy for General Election
(54 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:13-20

October 13 - Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
(21 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:31-6

October 27 - Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election
(not less than 7 days prior to election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

November 2 – by 3:00 p.m.
Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election
(up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

November 3 - General Election
(Tuesday after first Monday in November) N.J.S.A. 19:2-3, N.J.S.A. 19:15-2

November 3 - Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots from the General Election

November 3 - Deadline for in Person Submission of General Election Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election (by 8:00 p.m. on the day of election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-16

November 5 - Deadline for Receipt of Timely Mailed Postmarked Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election (no later than 48 hours after the time of the closing of the polls for the election)
N.J.S.A. 19:63-16


VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT REPORTS ARE POSTED ON THE COUNTY CLERK’S WEBSITE

The County Clerk’s office commences the mailing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots 45 days before the election. Once mailing has begun, Vote-by-Mail lists are updated daily and may be viewed / downloaded by clicking here.

Up-to-date information may be accessed using any device that has internet access such as smart phones, iPads, laptops, or desk top computers.

Reports are posted in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:63-10

Petitions

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.

2020-2021 Countywide & Local Signature Chart

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.

Forms to View/Print

School Election Information

Pursuant to P.L. 2018, c.20, two or more candidates for school board may circulate petitions jointly and bracket together on the ballot.

Petitions must be filled out and notarized before filing with the 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.

Fire District Election Information

The following municipalities have Boards of Fire District Commissioners whose elections are held each February:

Deptford
Franklin
Washington Twp


To run as a candidate for the Board of Fire Commissioners in districts whose elections are held in February, please file petitions with the respective Secretary of the Board of Fire District Commissioners.

The following municipalities have Boards of Fire District Commissioners that opted to move their elections to the November General Election:

Mantua - Petition Filing Deadline is before 4:00 p.m. on July 27, 2020

Westville
(2021)

To run as a candidate for the Board of Fire Commissioners in the November General Election:

Petitions must be filed with the County Clerk’s Office, Election Division, 550 Grove Rd., West Deptford, NJ 08066, before 4:00 p.m. on or before the last Monday of July proceeding the November General Election.

Petitions must be completed and notarized before filing with the County Clerk. The County Clerk does not notarize petitions.

Nomination Petitions are available at the County Clerk’s Office, Election Division, during normal business hours or can be downloaded below.


Nomination Petition for November Fire Board of Commissioners Candidates

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