Voters throughout the state can now vote in any election by mail-in ballot. The convenient change is similar to the process for an absentee ballot, but no reason is required. Elections officials hope the move will increase voter participation by eliminating the couldn't-get-to-the-polls excuse.
A voter may apply for an absentee ballot by completing a mail-in ballot application and mailing it to the Burlington County Clerk's Office up to seven days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3 p.m. the day before an election--the Clerk cannot accept faxed copies of the application because an original signature is required.
Keep in mind you must already be registered to vote to receive your ballot, which will arrive by mail with instructions for submission. A mail-in ballot must be received by the Burlington County Board of Elections before close of polls on Election Day. For more information, or to find out how to get a mail-in ballot application, call the Delanco Township Clerk's Office at 856-461-0561 or visit www.NJelections.org/absentee