Voting by Mail

Voting by Mail

New Jersey is a no-excuse vote-by-mail state, meaning anyone, for any or no reason, can request a vote-by-mail ballot. This is helpful for anyone who travels frequently, is at an out-of-town college, has childcare or work schedule challenges, lacks transportation, or otherwise has difficulty voting in person.

Apply for a vote-by-mail ballot no later than November 1st by following instructions found at VOTE.NJ.GOV or by contacting the Burlington County Clerk’s office, Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM at 609-265-5122 or

Or apply for a ballot in-person at the Burlington County Clerk’s office, 50 Rancocas Road, Mt. Holly, no later than 3 PM on November 7th.

  • How to return your vote-by-mail ballot
    • Mail it (no postage necessary, must be postmarked by November 8th)
    • Place it in the Burlington County Board of Elections Secure Drop-Box by the main entrance of the Evesham Township Municipal Building at 984 Tuckerton Road by 8 PM on November 8th
    • Deliver it in person to the Burlington County Board of Elections office, 50 Rancocas Road, Mt. Holly, no later than 8 PM on November 8th.

Provisional Ballots/Voting Difficulties

  • If you applied to vote by mail but then decide to vote in person for any reason, you will be asked to cast a provisional ballot. This allows the Board of Elections to ensure that you did not vote twice.
  • Provisional ballots are legitimate forms of voting used when the voter’s eligibility or credibility is in question. Once cleared by the Board of Elections, all provisional ballots are counted the same as casting a vote any other way.
  • If there are any issues with casting a vote at your polling place on or before Election Day, do not leave your polling place without asking for a provisional ballot. The Board of Elections worker will provide you with a paper ballot, envelope, and private place to vote and will collect your ballot after you seal the envelope and sign and complete the Affirmation Statement. If you spoil (make an error) on your ballot, you have the right to ask for another ballot.

Voting Questions? Call the New Jersey Division of Elections at 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837) or go to VOTE.NJ.GOV

Information for Burlington County residents receiving Overseas & Military Ballots

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