On August 14, 2020 Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 177 which directs the County Clerk to send a Vote-by-Mail ballot to all active voters.
In summary –
Voters should expect to receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot at their mail-to address on file by October 10, 2020.
Ballots will be mailed to the voter’s mailing address on file with the Cape May County Board of Elections.
Voters may vote and return their Vote-by-Mail ballots in the postage paid envelope provided and submit by one of the following options:
- Via the United States Postal Service
- To one of the secure ballot drop boxes in locations throughout the county. The list can be viewed at https://www.capemaycountyvotes.com/voter-information/drop-box-locations/
- In person or by bearer (ID required) weekdays at the Cape May County Board of Elections
A bearer for another voter’s ballot must sign the outside of the voter’s ballot in the voter’s presence and return the voter’s ballot to the Board of Elections (and show ID).
- On election day at the voter’s designated polling location. Polling places can be viewed at https://www.capemaycountyvotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Polling-Places-General-9.1.2020.pdf
Polling locations will be open on Election Day where voters may deliver their completed and sealed Vote-by-Mail ballot. Voters who haven’t yet returned a Vote-by-Mail Ballot two weeks before the election will receive a postcard in the mail with important voting information, including their polling location.
Have your circumstances changed?
To update your Voter Registration status, including a new address you can download the application at https://nj.gov/state/elections/assets/pdf/forms-voter-registration/68-voter-registration-english-capemay.pdf
Are you away from Home?
Voters who have a Vote-by-Mail Application on file and need to change the mail-to address (i.e. students no longer away at school etc.) are advised to complete and submit a new Vote-by-Mail Application https://www.capemaycountyvotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/vote-mail-ballot-cape-may-english-08-2018.pdf
Voters who are or will be away from their residence from mid-September to Election day are advised to complete and submit a Vote-by-May Application.
The best way to reach the County Clerk’s Office:
By email to rita.fulginiti@CAPEMAYCOUNTYNJ.GOV
By phone 609-465-1010
Rita Marie Fulginiti
Cape May County Clerk, Adjuster and County Historian
7 N. Main Street DN 109
PO Box 5000
Cape May Court House NJ 08210-5000
609 465 1018