In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Governor Chris Christie has made it easier for my fellow New Jerseyans to vote for the Presidential, Senate and local elections this upcoming Tuesday, November 6.
In Morris County there are multiple ways to vote:
Your local polls - Polls are open this Tuesday from 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Due to the hurricane, many voting location have changed within the county to view the latest updated information about voting location per town, view the Morris County’s Election Center “Where to Vote in Your Town”
If you are unsure of your original location, please refer to your mock ballot that was mailed out approximately two weeks ago or check out Google’s handy voting location tool. In addition, you can text WHERE to 877877 to find out your voting site (Once you text "WHERE", you will receive a return message requesting your home address. From there, you will receive a second text with your polling site).
Morris County Board of Elections – The Morris County Board of Elections also allowed early voting for residents. Although this option is no longer available, if you are having difficulty voting at your local voting site, you can also visit the Morris County Board of Elections location at 10 Court Street, Morristown, NJ. The office is located on the first floor of the Administration & Courts Building. Hours to vote are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Directions to the Morris County Board of Elections
Because of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the state has implemented two new and very special ways for displaced Morris County citizens and first responders to vote. If you have been relocated to the hurricane and would like to vote, you may do so by fax or e-mail.
- The first step is to contact the county clerk for Morris County, Joan Bramhall. You should email your application request to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax with your email address to 973-285-5233
- A ballot will be sent to your email address
- Return the ballot to email@example.com or fax at 973-984-8412
All ballots MUST be in by 8 PM on November 6. The service is ONLY for displaced voters as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
In addition, first responders to Hurricane Sandy have been given the same rights/process and military and oversees voters. More information about first responders provisional ballot.