Election Division

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 pm on the day before the election. The Gloucester County Clerk's Election Division is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm (excluding holidays).

View the Vote by Mail Application (PDF)

Mailing Address

Please send applications to:
Honorable James “Jim” Hogan
Gloucester County Clerk
P.O. 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 Reports

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 from the Vote by Mail List page.

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

Military Voting

Active-duty military members and their family members may register to vote and apply for a Vote By Mail ballot by using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Military members include those of:

  • Armed Forces
  • Merchant Marine
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Public Health Service

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:

  1. Gloucester County Clerk
    Honorable James “Jim” Hogan
    PO Box 129
    Woodbury, NJ 08096
  2. Fax: 856-251-1646
  3. Email the Elections Division

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


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. View the signature charts below for the number of signatures required.

2020-2021 Countywide & Local Signature Chart (PDF)
2020-2021 County Committee Signature Chart (PDF)

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.

2021 April Fire District Election Timeline
2021 April Special School Board Election Timeline 

NOTICE: When you click on these links you will leave the County Clerk’s webpage and will be redirected to the NJ Division of Election’s website. The information presented on their website is maintained by the NJDOE.

Forms to View / Print

School Election Information

School Board Nominating Petitions

View the School Board Petition (PDF)

Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for School and Fire District Election Candidates for General Election (last Monday in July) N.J.S.A. 19:60-7 Petitions must be filled out and notarized before filing with the County Clerk. The County Clerk does not notarize petitions.

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


Appointments to file a petition are encouraged. Appointments are secure and follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines - Schedule an appointment

Submit by Mailing

Petitions may be mailed to the following address:
Honorable James “Jim” Hogan
Gloucester County Clerk
P.O. Box 129
Woodbury, NJ 08096


It is highly recommended that petitions be filed in-person; however, if you choose to mail the petition, it must be received prior to the deadline. Postmarks are not acceptable.

With the enactment of P.L. 2020, c.55, school board candidates may submit their petitions electronically.

Filing Electronically

If filing electronically, candidates need to complete all of the required documents. All of the statutory requirements remain the same.


For further guidance regarding electronic submission, please contact the County Clerk’s Election Division 856-384-4530.

Fire District Election Information

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

  • Deptford
  • Franklin
  • Harrison
  • Washington Township

File Petitions

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.

Election Dates

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

  • Mantua - 2020
  • Westville - 2021


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

  • Nomination Petitions are available at the County Clerk’s Office, Election Division, during normal business hours or can be downloaded below.
  • Petitions must be completed and notarized before filing with the County Clerk. The County Clerk does not notarize petitions.
  • Petitions must be filed with the County Clerk's Office, Election Division before 4 pm on or before the last Monday of July proceeding the November General Election. The Election Division is located at:
    550 Grove Road
    West Deptford, NJ 08066


Nomination Petition for November Fire Board of Commissioners Candidates (PDF)