LETTER: Send mail-in ballot early to make your vote count

EDITOR: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 will be the most important election of our lifetime. We encourage all Madisonians to participate and not to wait until Election Day to vote.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the election will be primarily Vote By Mail. To return your ballot in the most direct way, voters are encouraged to use the secure Madison ballot drop box, located at the police parking lot at 62 Kings Road to submit your ballot.

Here’s how it will work:

The last day to register to vote in the November election is Tuesday, Oct. 13. All active registered voters will automatically receive their mail-in — Vote By Mail — ballots no later than Monday, Oct. 5. Active voters do not need to request a ballot. Fill it out as soon as it arrives and drop it in the secure ballot drop box. This is the best way to ensure your ballot arrives in time to be counted. If you decide to mail your ballot through the post office, the United States Postal Service recommends mailing it by Tuesday, Oct. 27 to ensure it arrives in a timely manner. No additional postage is necessary.

Voting in-person on election day is also an option, but it will be by provisional ballot. If you plan to vote in-person, it’s best to bring your completed Vote By Mail ballot and hand it directly to a poll worker. There will be one polling location for the entire town of Madison which will be located in the courtroom at the Hartley Dodge Memorial municipal building at 50 Kings Road. Completed ballots can also be delivered to your county Board of Elections at 10 Court St., Morristown by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

You can create a free voter account through the N.J. Department of State to confirm that you are an active voter, see your voting history, and to track your ballot. Visit https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/auth/sign-up. If you have any problems creating your account, want to confirm your mailing address, or have other voting-related questions, call the clerk’s office today and they can help you: (973) 285-6120.

Remember to vote early and be sure to vote for candidates all the way down the ballot. Our democracy is counting on you.


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