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Board of Elections

Election Dates for 2018:

  • April 17, 2018 Annual School Election (Where Applicable)
  • May 8, 2018 Municipal Election (City of Paterson)
  • June 5, 2018 Primary
  • November 6, 2018 General

Special Notice for anyone transporting a voted Mail-In Ballot:

1) What is a Bearer? A Bearer is a person who is transporting a voted Mail-in Ballot for someone other than themselves. This includes both hand-delivered and mailed ballots.

2) What does a Bearer do? A Bearer mails or transports a voted Mail-In Ballot on behalf of another voter. The Bearer MUST SIGN the Bearer Portion of the Outer Envelope in the presence of the voter when taking custody of the ballot. If the Bearer is hand-delivering the ballot, then he/she MUST ALSO SIGN the Bearer Book.

3) Bearers are limited to THREE (3) ballots per Election. The Board of Elections must REJECT Bearer Ballots that exceed the limit of three (3). Per NJSA—19:63-16

4) Whenever a person delivers a ballot to the county board, that person shall provide proof of the person's identity in the form of a New Jersey driver's license, or another form of identification issued or recognized as official by the federal government, the state, or ant of its subdivisions, providing the identification carries the full address and signature of the person.  The person shall sign a record maintained by the county of all mail in ballots personally delivered to it.

5) Bearers and Voters Hand-Delivering Ballots who DO NOT PRESENT A VALID ID at the time of delivery have until the Close of Polls on Election Day to return to the Board of Elections Office and present a VALID ID.  Otherwise the ballot must be rejected.


    Contact Us
    Administration Building
    401 Grand St. Suite 123
    Paterson, NJ 07505 

    Ken Hirmann 
    Office Administrator
    Phone: 973-881-4780
    Fax: 973-523-9121

    Election Day Only
    Phone: 973-569-2181

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