the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, this afternoon, Governor Murphy issued an Executive Order regarding New Jersey elections scheduled through May 12, 2020. Please note that March and April elections have been postponed until May 12, 2020 and all elections now scheduled for May 12 will be conducted solely via vote-by-mail ballot. This means all registered voters will be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot and there will be no in-person voting at polling places for these elections. These changes do not impact the June Primary Election.
Here are a few key changes that directly impact voters, but please view Executive Order No. 105 for full details:
The special election scheduled for March 21, 2020, in the Fire District 1 for the Township of Old Bridge in the County of Middlesex, the special election scheduled for March 31, 2020, in the Township of West Amwell in the County of Hunterdon, and the special election scheduled for March 31, 2020, in the City of Atlantic City in the County of Atlantic shall be postponed until May 12, 2020, to be held concurrently with the elections currently scheduled for that date.
The elections that are scheduled for April 21, 2020, shall be postponed until May 12, 2020, also to be held concurrently with the elections currently scheduled for that date.
Any election scheduled for a date between March 19, 2020 and May 12, 2020 shall be postponed until May 12, 2020. Further, no other elections may be held or proceed prior to May 12, 2020.
All elections that take place on May 12, 2020, including those previously scheduled for that date and those rescheduled as a result of this Order, shall be conducted solely via vote-by-mail ballots, which will automatically be sent to all registered voters without the need for an application to receive a vote-by-mail ballot.
All vote-by-mail return envelopes shall have prepaid postage in order to guarantee the proper delivery of all cast vote-by-mail ballots.