Election Information

9/15/20 - Bergen County Freeholders have created a Video to Assist Residents with Vote By Mail for the November General Election.

CONTACT: Patricia DiCostanzo
Superintendent of Elections
Tel.: 201-336-6101
Fax: 201-336-6111
Email: soe@co.bergen.nj.us
Website: http://www.co.bergen.us


Hackensack, NJ, August 27, 2020 - Bergen County Superintendent of Elections Patricia DiCostanzo issued a notice that Tuesday, October 13, 2020 is the last day for residents to register to vote for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election in the State of New Jersey. In order to be eligible to vote, a person must be an American Citizen, be 18 years old on or before November 3, 2020, and be a resident of New Jersey and Bergen County.

Bergen County residents may register to vote at the Office of the Superintendent of Elections, located at One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380, in Hackensack.  In order to meet the needs of residents, this office will be open from 9:00AM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  People may also register at their local municipal clerk’s office, hours vary.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order No. 177, ALL REGISTERED VOTERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT for the November 3, 2020 General Election. You may return your postage paid ballot via USPS or bring to one of 18 secured Vote by Mail Drop Boxes located throughout the County. You may contact the Board of Elections at 201-336-6230 or the Board of Elections website to locate a Drop Box near you.

If you have a disability and need an accessible ballot, please contact (201) 336-7020 or you may go to your assigned polling place, which will provide access to an in-person accessible voting device on General Election Day. Should you choose not to vote on a Mail-In Ballot and show up to one of the limited number of Polling Places on Election Day in your town, only Provisional Paper Ballots will be available to cast your vote. The ADA compliant Voting Machine is only for voters who have a disability.

Superintendent DiCostanzo would like voters, already registered in Bergen County, to be aware of the procedures regarding late address changes within county.  If a voter has moved from one election district to another in the SAME town or has moved to another town in Bergen before November 3, 2020, please notify this office as soon as possible so that a Mail-In Ballot can be sent to you at your current address.  If you have any questions, please call 201-336-6110 for assistance.

The Bergen County Superintendent of Elections’ office is responsible for Voter Registration and all associated concerns, Issuing Voter Acknowledgement Cards, Maintaining Custody of Voting Machines and Poll Books, as well as other duties relating to the enforcement of elections laws as per NJSA Title 19.

On Tuesday, November 3rd, voters will cast ballots for President of the United States, US Senate, Congress, Freeholders, and local candidates. It is up to each and every American Citizen to exercise their right to vote.  

 Superintendent DiCostanzo and Deputy Theresa M. O’Connor are available to answer any question that you might have @ 201-336-6109.

Voting Documents

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 2020

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Last Day to Register to Vote:  Tuesday, October 13th
The November General Election shall be conducted primarily via vote-by-mail ballots, which will be sent to all “Active” registered voters without the need for an application to receive a vote-by-mail ballot.

Voters can register for public access at njelections.org to track a ballot once mailed or dropped off.

Ballot Drop Boxes can be found outside in the following locations:

Bergenfield - 198 North Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ (Borough Hall in Rear)

Demarest - 118 Serpentine Road, Demarest, NJ (Borough Hall)

Englewood - 2-10 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ (City Hall)

Fair Lawn - 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ (behind Borough Hall)

Fort Lee - 1355 Inwood Terrace/Anderson Avenue Circular Driveway (Fort Lee Community Center)

Hackensack - One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ (County Administration Building)

Hasbrouck Heights - 320 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ (behind Borough Hall)

Hillsdale - 380 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale, NJ (Borough Hall parking lot)

North Arlington - 214 Ridge Rd, North Arlington, NJ (Borough Hall)

Oakland - One Municipal Plaza, Oakland, NJ (Borough Hall, across from Library)

Old Tappan - 227 Old Tappan Rd, Old Tappan, NJ (Borough Hall)

Paramus - 1 Jockish Square, Paramus NJ (Borough Hall, outside main entrance)

Ramsey - 30 Wyckoff Avenue, Ramsey, NJ (behind Library)

Ridgewood - 131 North Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ (Village Hall)

Ridgefield - 725 Slocum Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ (Ridgefield Community Center)

Rutherford - 176 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ (Borough Hall)

Teaneck - 818 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ (Municipal Building, North Entrance)

Wyckoff - 340 Franklin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ (Municipal Building)

Ballot Drop Boxes are available 24-hours.  Ballots must be in the Drop Box by 8PM on election night.  Ballots left after 8PM on election night will be considered late and not counted.