Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County Clerk's Office.
On Thursday (Oct. 25), Mercer County Clerk, Paula Sollami Covello, Mercer County Board of Elections Chair Joanne Palmucci, and Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Catherine DiCostanzo, at a joint press conference, advised voters on upcoming vote-by-mail deadlines, expanded service hours and polling location changes.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 is the last day to apply for a Vote-by-Mail ballot through the mail. After the mail-in deadline, a voter may apply for a ballot, in person, up until 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, the day before the election.
For public convenience, the Office of the Mercer County Clerk, the Mercer County Superintendent of Elections and the Mercer County Board of Elections have extended their hours for Vote-by-Mail processing and have added a second location for registered voters to receive and drop off their ballots for the upcoming election, as they did in the 2008 Presidential Election.
Voters can now pick up ballots and drop them off in the same location, essentially offering one-stop early voting.
The Mercer County Superintendent of Elections and Board of Elections are located on the first floor of 612 S. Broad St., Trenton. The County Clerk's special satellite office is located in the basement of 640 S. Broad St., Trenton. These buildings are attached so that everything can be done in one visit. Sheriff’s officers will be on-site to provide security for all locations.
Extended Hours For Vote By Mail / Two Locations:
Old Court House, 209 S. Broad St., Second Floor, Trenton, and the Joyce McDade Administration Building, Room B-08, 640 S. Broad St., Trenton
Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 (Tuesday through Friday):
- 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Nov. 3 (Saturday):
- 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Nov. 5 (Monday):
- 8:30 am - 3:00 pm / the State deadline
- Board of Elections office will be open one half hour later for ballot drop off.
New Polling Locations:
The County Clerk, Superintendent of Elections and Chair of the Board of Elections also noted there will be some new polling locations and new local voting districts for Trenton, Princeton, Hamilton and Ewing.
Earlier in the year, the Mercer County Board of Elections completed the process of election redistricting in Trenton, Princeton, Hamilton and Ewing, due to population shifts based on the latest U.S. Census. Not every polling location has changed. Some voters may see no change at all in their election district.
In the coming week, all registered voters will receive their sample election ballot - voters should check their sample ballot very carefully which clearly indicates their voting district and the actual address of their polling location.