MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair residents who are concerned about the security of their mail-in ballots may find some solace via a local “drop box” that has been put up for the 2020 general election.
Recently, the Essex County Clerk’s Office released a list of secure ballot box locations for the upcoming election in November. In Montclair, a drop box will be located at the Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue. (See the full list below)
While limited polling places will be open on Nov. 3, the election is taking place mostly via mail in New Jersey due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the county clerk’s office:
“As an Essex County resident, you may apply for a mail-in ballot if you are a qualified and registered voter by written application to the county clerk’s office. The deadline for such requests are seven days prior to any and all elections (primary, general, municipal, school, etc.). The voter may also apply in person to the clerk’s office, or by authorized messenger, on any day up to 3 p.m. the day before an election. The county clerk cannot accept faxed or e-mailed copies of the vote by mail application (unless you are an overseas voter), since an original signature is required.”
Learn more about mail-in ballots in Essex County here. See sample ballots in Essex County here.
The full list of drop boxes in Essex County follows below.
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