Primary Election 2020

Governor Murphy issued an important Executive Order regarding the upcoming July 7th Primary. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey has been working closely with our coalition partners, election officials, and the Governor's office since March to provide guidelines to ensure a safe and robust primary during the coronavirus pandemic.

Important details about the July 7th Primary
  • All active registered Republican and Democratic voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot. A pre-paid postage return envelope will be included. All unaffiliated voters and inactive Republican and Democratic voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail application. 
  • To the extent possible, there will be at least 5 readily accessible secure ballot drop box locations per county for voters to return their vote-by-mail ballots. 
  • Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked by July 7 (Election Day) and must be received by the County Board of Elections by July 14. 
  • In-person voting options will also be available. A minimum of 1 polling location per municipality will be available and each county will open a minimum of 50% of its polling places (provided that sufficient poll workers are available). CDC guidelines for polling place safety and sanitation will be followed. 
  • Voters who vote at polling places will vote using a provisional ballot. Voters with disabilities may vote on ADA-accessible voting machines. 
  • Voters will not receive sample ballots, but will receive notification of their polling locations. 
  • Voters cannot return completed vote-by-mail ballots to polling places.