The Vote-by-Mail Process
First you’ll receive a special election mail envelope from your mail carrier. Keep an eye out for these in the first few weeks of October and do not mistake it for junk mail! Vote-by-Mail Ballots will begin to be mailed out the end of September. You will have at least three important things in that envelope. First, your mail-in ballot. Second, your certification envelope and third your outer return envelope.
So the first step is to make sure you have these three things ready and a black or blue pen to fill out your ballot.
Step two is to fill out your ballot and make sure to vote for Bob Jackson. Make sure to mark your ballot clearly with the candidates of your choice by fully filling the bubble next to the candidate’s name with your blue or black pen.
Your next step is to complete the certification on the envelope flap. You must print your name and address, and then sign your signature on the flap. This is a critical step and required in order for your vote to be counted.
The final step is to mail your ballot. First, insert your completed ballot inside the ballot certification envelope. Make sure that the flap on the certification envelope is filled out completely and signed, and then seal this envelope. Make sure you do not rip off the flap. Then insert your ballot certification envelope inside of the outer envelope to be mailed back. Seal the outer envelope and complete the return address portion. Then, you can return your ballot by leaving it in your mailbox or bring it to your local post office. You may also drop off your ballot to the Board of Elections or in any of the five Secure Ballot Drop Boxes located around the county. (Scroll down to view Secure Ballot Drop Box Locations). You do not need a stamp, as postage is included. Your ballot must be dropped off or post marked by November 3rd.
5 Steps to Vote by Mail
Open official ballot enveloper from your County Clerk
Find Bob on the ballot
Vote Bob Jackson by filling in the bubble next to his name with a blue or black pen
Fold your ballot and put it into the certification envelope. Complete your name, address and town on the flap in print. Sign on the signature line using your signature.
Put your ballot in the mail, no postage needed, or drop off your ballot at the Board of Elections or in one of the Secure Ballot Drop Boxes located around the county by November 3rd. The earlier your mail or drop off your ballot, the better.
Learn About Your Ballot
Secure Ballot Drop Box Locations
Drop Box Locations
Active Republicans and Democrats have received Vote-by-Mail ballots in the mail. There are three ways to return your Vote-By-Mail ballot:
1. Mail it in the postage paid envelope using the United States Postal Service at a mailbox near you or at your local post office before 8:00 PM November 3rd.
2. Drop it into one of the five secure ballot drop boxes.
Lower Township Public Safety Building (court entrance) in the Cape May County Airport Complex
Cape May County Clerk’s Office 7 North Main Street (Route 9 South side)
Cape May County Public Works Building 536 Woodbine-Oceanview Road
Sea Isle City Branch Cape May County Library 4800 Central Avenue
Stone Harbor Branch Cape May County Library 9516 2nd Avenue
3. Deliver it to the Cape May County Board of Elections at 10 Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House Weekdays between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM. Please have identification.
All Vote-by-Mail ballots must be mailed, dropped in a box or delivered to the Board of Elections before 8:00 PM on November 3rd.
Cape May County Election Board
10 W. Mechanic St. Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
P. O. Box 5000 Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-5000
Phone: (609) 465-1050
Fax: (609) 465-1639
REGISTER to Vote
To be eligible to register to vote you must be:
• A citizen of the United States
• 18 years of age by the next election
• A resident of the county 30 days before the election
If you meet all three requirements, you may download the Voter Registration Form and mail or hand deliver to:
The Board of Elections Office
10 W. Mechanic St.
PO Box 5000
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-5000
You are not eligible to register to vote if:
You are serving a sentence or on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law.
Once you have finished any sentence and have completed any parole or probation, you will need to re-register.
DOWNLOAD VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS