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SUPERINTENDENT OF ELECTIONS
Facts About Elections
All General Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
All Primary elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June.
Municipal Elections are held at the same time as the General Election in November, except for municipalities with a nonpartisan form of government. Nonpartisan elections are held on the second Tuesday in May. In Atlantic County, the following municipalities have nonpartisan elections: Ventnor, Margate and Longport.
Polls are open from 6:00 A.M. To 8:00 P.M. in all elections with the exception of School Board elections.
School Board Elections are held during the month of April. Polling hours for School Elections vary with each municipality. Contact the local School Board Secretary for the hours of operation.
A person may register to vote who is:
A qualified person may register to vote at any time prior to the twenty-first day before any election. All registration forms postmarked on the twenty-first day preceding the election will be accepted. Voters whose registrations are received after the filing deadline, will be eligible to vote in the next election.
A citizen may register in person at the Atlantic County Commissioner of Registration or the Municipal Clerk any day during office hours or on selected evenings prior to the close of registration. A citizen may also register to vote at Motor Vehicle Agency and all Social Service Agencies. A citizen may register to vote by mail. Mail registration forms, available in Spanish as well as English, may be obtained by writing or telephoning the Commissioner of Registration at 343-2246 or 645-5882.
If an eligible voter is unable to write his/her name, he/she must make an "x" which is followed by the words "his or her mark", as the case may be, written in by the person receiving the application.
A Provisional Ballot is a registered voter who has moved within the county and his/her voter registration records do not reflect the change.
It is important to note that the former '29 Day Rule" is no longer in effect. Now, a voter who moves from one election district to another in the SAME town or moved from one town to another in Atlantic County, before election day, and has not notified the Superintendent's Office in writing of this change before the deadline date, must go to your new polling location, on election day, in the municipality of your new residence in order to vote. You can call you local municipal clerk or one of the Offices of the Superintendent of Elections at 343-2246 or 645-5882.
Provisional Ballot voters may contact the Municipal Clerk in their new municipality to locate their new polling place.
A voter who moves outside of Atlantic County is governed under the following regulations:
The voter may appeal this decision to the office of the Commissioner of Registration for an appearance before a Superior Court Judge.
The Superintendent of Elections is available to answer any questions that any voter may have.
It is up to each and every American Citizen to exercise their right to vote. Each and every election is equally important.
Elections in Atlantic County come under the supervision of three divisions. The following represents the responsibilities of the Superintendent of Elections Office, the office to the County Clerk, and the Board of Elections.
Maureen Bugdon, (609) 343-2246
Edward P. McGettigan, (609) 625-4011
Board of Elections, (609) 645-5867