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Atlantic County Government
Board of Elections



Board of Elections Office
Historic Court House Complex
5903 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-1701
609.645.5875 FAX
ATTENTION: Military & Overseas Voters
State of New Jersey Voting Information*
Upcoming Elections External site link.
Board Meeting Dates
File is in PDF format - will open in a new window.Primary & General Election Polling Locations
Poll Worker Program
Poll Worker Application
Poll Worker Schedule of Classes
Challenger Application
File is in PDF format - will open in a new window.Election Worker Training
Party Declaration Form External Link
Vote by Mail Ballot Application External site link.
Opra Request Form File is in PDF format - will open in a new window.
*This document is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat (pdf) reader. For a free copy of the reader Click Here.

State of NJ Self-Serve Pages

Am I Registered? Link to external website.

Where to Vote? Link to external website.

The Board of Elections is the only bipartisan entity involved in the oversight and ballot processing of Atlantic County elections.  It works in conjunction with the other two election offices - the Superintendent of Elections and the County Clerk.  The board is a quasi state agency funded by the county.  It is comprised of 4 commissioners appointed by the Governor who serve staggering two-year terms.  There are two Republican Commissioners and two Democrat Commissioners, as mandated by Title 19. 

The Atlantic County Board of Elections works in conjunction with a variety of local, county, state and federal offices and agencies to carry out its statutory, election responsibilities.  The Board of Elections acts to uphold and protect the integrity of every election and every vote in order to help ensure smooth, efficient and accurate elections.

The Board members include:CLICK HERE to send an email to the board.

Evelynn “Lynn” Caterson, Chairperson (R)
John W. Mooney, Secretary (D)
Mary Jo Couts, Commissioner (R)
Ernest A. Aponte, Commissioner (D)


The administrative staff consists of:

Susan Sandman, Clerk of the Board (R)
Bill Sacchinelli, Clerk of the Board (D)
Hope Bertino, Data Control Clerk (R)
Henrietta McKenzie, Data Control Clerk (D)


The responsibilities of the Board of Elections include:

  • Canvassing and counting all paper ballots including Mail In Ballots, Provisional Ballots and Military or Overseas Ballots.
  • Acting as the appointing authority responsible for the hiring of all staff to run the day-to-day operations of the office of the Board of Elections.
  • Redistricting Election Districts, when appropriate, and filing maps & the legal boundary descriptions of the election districts with the Secretary of State.
  • Certifying polling places and inspecting polling places for accessibility and compliance with the American Disabilities Act.
  • Recruiting, training, and appointing sufficient number of poll workers to each polling district and supervising them on Election Day.
  • Verifying the eligibility of submitted names to serve as Challengers and issuing valid challenger permits and badges.
  • Holding regularly scheduled public meetings, sitting in session for elections and holding special meetings, as needed.
  • Certifying election results as the Board of Canvassers with the County Clerk  

County Political Party Constitution and Bylaws

Democratic Party File is in PDF format - will open in a new window.

Republican Party File is in PDF format - will open in a new window.