COVID-19 Election Information
September 17, 2020 - Please see "November 3, 2020 General Election Info" under Additional Links for the most up to date information on the 2020 General Election
August 24, 2020 - Please be advised that beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020 until Thursday, December 31, 2020 the Mercer County Board of Election will move temporarily to our satellite location at 1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing, New Jersey 08638 for the duration of the upcoming General Election.
The Board of Elections will suspend in-person receipt of mail-in-ballots during this time to limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
We anticipate that a secured drop box will be available at the new location to ensure all voters will have increased access to drop off their mail-in-ballots without wait times beginning October 2020 and ending on Election night, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm.
All registered voters may utilize any of the five (5) drop boxes at the following locations:
- East Windsor Municipal Court Building, 80 One Mile Road, East Windsor, NJ
- Hamilton Golf Center, 5 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way, Hamilton NJ
- Hopewell Township Administration Building, 201 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ (at the intersection of Scotch Road)
- Princeton Municipal Building, 400 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ
- Trenton Courthouse Annex, 209 S. Broad Street (in front), Trenton, NJ
For more information please visit http://www.mercercounty.org/boards-commissions/board-of-elections/2020-primary-election-covid-19-polling-locations
March 20, 2020 - In conformance with Governor Murphy's Executive Order No. 105, candidate petitions and instructions for using the single signature electronic candidate petitions can be found on the New Jersey Division of Elections website under the caption Popular Downloads & Important Dates (nj.gov/state/elections). Candidate petition filing deadline of March 30, 2020 before 4:00 PM remains unchanged. If you choose to drop a petition in the municipal red drop box located on the side entrance of the Municipal Building, please call the Clerk's Office at (609) 890-3622 to make us aware that you have placed petitions in the box in order to have them properly date stamped. Petitions may also be submitted using the USPS or through electronic submission to EGore@Hamiltonnj.com before the above date and time.
Hamilton citizens not only have rights, but also have the responsibility to participate in the system that, in turn, protects their rights, formulates their laws and administers programs for the public good. All Hamilton residents are encouraged to take part in this important process.
You may register to vote if you are a native born or naturalized citizen who is:
- 18 years of age by election day
- a resident of Mercer County at least 30 days before an election
- not serving a sentence or are on parole or probation for an indictable offense under state or federal law
- not denied the right to vote due to court adjudication of mental incompetence
When should I register?
You may register to vote at any time, however the registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.
How Do I Register?
You can register to vote by completing a registration application. This form is available from the Hamilton Township Clerk's Office.
For your convenience, we have made the voter registration application available online. Please note that this cannot be filed electronically - after entering the information, you must print the completed form. Instructions for completing the form are provided on the first page of the application.
If you choose to register by mail, the application must be returned to the Mercer County Superintendent of Elections, 640 S. Broad Street, P.O. Box 8068, Trenton, New Jersey 08650-9828. Please note that if you are a first-time registrant and have never voted in a federal election in Mercer County, you MUST provide either your driver's license number, the last four digits of your Social Security number or a copy of a listed document (see application for instructions) that shows your name and address.
What if I have changed my address or name?
Any voter who moves from one county to another, must register in his/her new county. Any person who changes his/her name by marriage, divorce or judgement of a court must notify the Mercer County Board of Elections via the below form.
What if I want to change my party affiliation?
Any voter wishing to change his/her party affiliation should complete the Application to Register to make this change.
Still Have Questions?
Please contact our office at (609) 890-3622.