Primary Election Update

Primary Election Update:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Primary Election on July 7, 2020 is being conducted primarily by mail as per Executive Order #144 signed by Governor Murphy on May 15, 2020.

Voters who have received a Vote-by-Mail ballot are encouraged to vote that ballot and return it as soon as possible by mailing it or delivering it to one of the five secure ballot drop boxes before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. A list of these locations can be found at

A limited number of polling places are available to voters on Election Day where only provisional paper ballots will be available to cast your vote. Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Active voters, who have not returned a ballot, have been sent a post card with the location of their polling place.  Due to the circumstances there are limited polling locations serving many districts combined.  If you go, please wear a mask and follow the health/safety precautions in place. The polling places can be found at

County Offices are closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 for the Independence Day holiday.  We will be open on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m.  On Election Day – the County Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; the Board of Elections will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Voters with spoiled ballots may bring their ballots in person to the County Clerk’s Office for a replacement.

Voters who have not received a ballot may appear in person (or by authorized messenger with a completed application and ID) to the County Clerk’s Office on Monday or Tuesday to receive a ballot.

If you have questions call the Cape May County Clerk’s Office at (609) 465-1013 or the Cape May County Board of Elections (609) 465-1050.  We also suggest you visit or for continual updated information on the July 7th Primary Election.