The 2021 Primary Election will be Conducted in Person!
Tuesday, June 8th, 6 AM - 8 PM
SAMPLE BALLOT Am I Registered to Vote? Where do I Vote ?
As of May 17th:
~ Vote-By-Mail (VBM) ballots have been mailed out to those registered to receive a VBM Ballot.
~ If you wish to vote by mail for this election you may request a VBM be mailed to you up until June 1st.
~ RETURNING YOUR VBM BALLOT – Ballot Drop box at Borough Hall or ANY ballot drop-box in Passaic County, there is one at every municipal building (16 locations) in the County, or you can use regular postal service or deliver in-person to County Clerk in Paterson. THEY CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT A POLLING LOCATION.
After June 1st you may visit her satellite office in Wanaque, 1237 Ringwood Ave, 07465, between 8:30 AM – 4 PM to apply and receive the ballot.
ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING VBM, please contact the County Clerk's Election Division at 973-881.4127.
Washington Elementary – Gym Ward 1 District 1
76 Mohawk Avenue
Louis Bay 2nd Library Ward 1 District 2
345 Lafayette Avenue Ward 2 District 1
Lincoln Middle School - Cafeteria Ward 2 District 2, 3
230 Hawthorne Avenue
Hawthorne High School – Cafeteria Ward 1 District 3
160 Parmelee Avenue Ward 3 District 1
Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corps Ward 3 District 2, 3
970 Goffle Road
Roosevelt Elementary - Gym Ward 3 District 4
50 Roosevelt Avenue Ward 4 District 1, 2, 3
(Hutchinson Ave entrance)
To qualify to register to vote, one must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be at least 17 years old and understand that you may not vote until reaching 18 years old
- Have resided in the State and county for 30 days by the day of the next election
- Are not on parole nor convicted of an indictable offense under any federal or state laws
**Any false or fraudulent registration may subject you to a fine up to $15,000, imprisonment up to 5 years or both pursuant to R.S. 19:34-1
When and How to Register
2021 Primary Election Deadline - Tuesday, May 18th
2021 General Election Deadline - Tuesday, October 12th
ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!
Registration deadline is 21 days before an election. Registration is permanent in New Jersey but one must
re-register for the following reasons:
- Change in name due to marriage, divorce or by judgment of a court
- Change in residence
The exception to the re-registration rule is a move within the county.
- If the voter has moved within the county and has not notified the commission of registration, they may go to their new polling site and vote by Provisional Ballot
- When a voter changes his / her name, they may vote by signing both names at the time of voting
How to Register
Voter Registration Application - print and complete form, must contain original signature, mail to address on back-side or drop at the municipal building (drop-box in the parking lot), the borough clerk will forward to the county for processing.
Absentee Voting or Vote by Mail
You must be a registered voter to apply for a Mail-in Ballot. Please follow instructions on the backside of this application. Print, complete and sign application; mail or hand-deliver to address on back-side of the application, or you may hand-deliver to the Borough Clerk at 445 Lafayette Ave, Suite 102, Hawthorne, keeping in mind the deadlines!
Applications being mailed must be received in the County Clerk’s office no later than 7 days before the election, or you may apply in person until 3pm the day before the election.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you apply for a Mail-in Ballot, you will not be permitted to vote by machine at your polling place for the same election.
To Run for Office
Petitions to run for a political party’s nomination in the primary election for a local office must be filed no later than 57 days before the primary election by 4 p.m. in the Borough Clerk’s office. A petition to run as an unaffiliated candidate must be filed by 4 p.m. on primary election day at the County Clerk’s office. For more information on running for office, contact the Borough Clerk at 973-427-5555, ext. 246. For information on running for the school board, contact the Board of Education at 973-427-1300.