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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
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Superintendent of Elections

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The duties and responsibilities of the Passaic County Superintendent of Elections and Commissioner of Elections are extensive and wide ranging. They include responsibility for the supervision of all elections in Passaic County, the custody and maintenance of voter records, voter registration, and the custody and maintenance of voting machines. This office is also responsible for enforcement of all election laws and ensuring compliance with the National Voting Rights Act. The Superintendent of Elections for each county is appointed by the Governor. 
 
 
July 7, 2020 
Primary Election
 
Pursuant to Executive Order 144 issued by Governor Philip D. Murphy on May 15, 2020, all elections that take place in the state of New Jersey on July 7, 202 "shall be conducted primarily via vote-by-mail ballots."  Accordingly:
 
  • All active registered Democratic and Republican voters will automatically be sent a vote-by-mail ballot by the Passaic County Clerk.
  • All inactive voters and active voters who are registered as Unaffiliated will receive a vote-by-mail application from the Passaic County Clerk.
  • There will be 5 secure election ballot drop boxes located throughout the county for your convenience.  Place your completed, sealed ballot (no stamp required--postmark has been provided) in the mail or in the secure drop box by 8 p.m. on July 7, 2020.
  • You can also deliver your ballot to the office of the Board of Elections, 401 Grand Street, Paterson, NJ, by 8 PM on July 7, 2020.  You MUST have valid ID when you present completed, sealed ballot at the Board of Elections office.
  • There will be a minimum of at least 1 polling location in each municipality throughout the county which will serve to assist our ADA voters.  Only voters who have a disability are permitted to use the in-person voting device.
  • No voter who has been issued a vote-by-mail ballot is permitted to vote on the machine in any election.
  • Poll workers are not allowed to collect voted vote-by-mail ballots at the polling place during any election pursuant to statute.