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(609) 883-2900 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Elections and Voting

General Election and Voting Information

The Municipal Clerk is the Chief Administrative Officer of all elections held in the municipality and Chief Registrar of Voters in the Township. Please check the NJ Division of Elections for frequently asked questions or call the Clerk's office at (609)538-7609.

New Voting Tools for New Jerseyans 

  • In-person early voting available for 9 days prior to Election Day.
  • Mercer County Voter Hotline at 609-278-2719 or eamail MercerVotes@mercercounty.org
  • Voter-marked ballot system for a verifiable paper trail.

Election Information

The registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.  For the 2021 General Election that deadline is October 12th. 

Primary Election

The Primary Election in NJ is the Tuesday after first Monday in June. In 2021 the date is Tuesday, June 8th.

General Election

The General Election is the Tuesday after first Monday in November.  In 2021 the date is Tuesday, November 2nd

Register to Vote

Eligibility

To register in New Jersey you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 17 years old, with the understanding that you may not vote until reaching the age of 18.
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election.
  • You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction.
Registration is permanent, and re-registration is only required for a change of name or residence.

Note about your signature* If your signature has changed since your original voter registration, it is recommended that you re-register to vote so your signature is current and can be matched to the one on your registration when voting.  If you are disabled and can no longer sign your signature when voting, please reach out to the Mercer County Superintendent of Elections Office at (609)989-6750 for further information.

The deadline to register to vote is 21 days before Election Day.  

Polling Locations

Polling locations are available in list and map format. Please note you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software to view and / or print these documents.

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Ballot Drop Box at the
MUNICIPAL BUILDING

2 Jake Garzio Drive

By Mail

All active registered voters in New Jersey who are currently not on the Vote by Mail list will automatically receive a Vote by Mail application in the mail this year.  If you did not receive one, please verify that you are registered to vote, and fill out the application here and return it to the Mercer County Clerk.  This does not apply if you wish to vote at the polls.  Mail In Ballots will be mailed out to requesting applicants beginning September 18, 2021.  

Instructions for completing the Mail in Ballot

  1. Look inside the envelope you receive in the mail for these items:
  • The ballot
  • An inner envelope with an attached certificate
  • A mailing envelope
  1. Completely fill in the oval next to each of your selections in blue or black ink.
  2. Fill in and sign the certificate, keeping it attached to the inner envelope.
  3. Place the ballot into the certificate envelope.
  4. Then, place the certificate envelope into the mailing envelope.
  5. Return your ballot. How you return it is up to you.
    Select one of the following three ways:
  • Mail: It must be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. November 2 and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before November 8.
  • Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place it in one of your county’s secure Ballot drop boxes by 8:00 p.m. on November 2. The County Board of Elections will be picking up these ballots. In Ewing Township there is a Ballot box in front of the Municipal Building at 2 Jake Garzio Drive, at the Mercer County Board of Elections at 930 Spruce St., Lawrence Township in front of the building entrances along the curb, and at the TCNJ Administrative Services Building at 1872 Pennington Rd. in front of the campus side.   (Full list of Mercer County Secure Ballot Box locations)  Ballot boxes will open for you to deposit your ballots on Wednesday, September 22nd.
  • Board of Elections Office: Deliver it in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on November 2. (Note: Board of Elections has moved to 930 Spruce Street, Lawrence Township, NJ)

*Note* If you are a current Vote-by-Mail voter and have not opted out, you may still vote in person by Provisional Ballot at Early Voting site or on Election Day instead of voting your mail in ballot.

Early Voting – Saturday, October 23 through Sunday October 31

Open Hours: Monday- Saturday – 10 am – 8 pm and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm.

All registered voters can now cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Election Day. You can choose to vote when it's most convenient for your schedule.

No matter where you live in your county, you can vote your specific ballot at any of our county's designated in-person early voting locations, from Saturday, October 23 through Sunday October 31.

There are eight early voting sites located throughout the County.  The locations are as follows:

  1. TRENTON - Cure Arena – 81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton. Gate C 
  2. HAMILTON - Courtyard Marriott – 530 Route 130, Hamilton 
  3. EAST WINDSOR - Mercer County Library – 138 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor 
  4. EWING - Element Hotel - 1000 Sam Weinroth Rd East, Ewing  
  5. LAWRENCE - Mercer County Library – 2751 Brunswick Pike at Darrah Lane, Lawrence 
  6. PENNINGTON - Pennington Fire Department - 120 Broemel Pl, Pennington 
  7. PRINCETON - Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton 
  8. WEST WINDSOR - Mercer County Community College – 1200 Old Trenton Rd, Conference Center, West Windsor 

Early Voting Process

Step 1 – Check in with election staff via the new ePoll book.

Step 2 – Receive a voting authority slip, as well as a card to record your vote. 

Step 3 - Proceed to the Privacy Voting Booth.  Insert the card into the voting machine.  Make your choices.  Review and verify your choices before submitting.  Press Vote button to receive a paper copy of your choices.

Step 3 - Proceed to the ADA compliant Ballot Scanning Device and give your voting authority slip to the poll worker near the Ballot Scanner.  Your ballot can be entered in any orientation for scanning.  Scan the ballot.  The scanner will read the ballot and deposit it into a secure internal compartment within the device.  After you enter your ballot into the scanner, please wait until the device indicates the ballot has been accepted by displaying a “Ballot Successfully Cast” message before leaving the polling place.

In Person on Election Day

Polls are open on Election Day, November 2, 2021, from 6 am – 8 pm.  Your sample ballot will indicate your polling place. See above for a list of Ewing designated polling places.   

*Note* Your Vote by Mail ballot CANNOT be returned to your In-Person Early Voting Poll Location or your Election Day Poll Location.

Voting has now moved electronic, and Mercer County has moved to a marked paper balloting system with a verifiable paper trail. 

Election Day Process

Step 1 – Check in with election day staff via the new ePoll book.

Step 2 – Receive a voting authority slip, permanent marker, and pre-printed paper ballot.

Step 3 – Take materials to the Privacy Voting Booth and make your selections on your ballot using the marker.  Then review and verify your choices. 

Step 4 – Proceed to the ADA compliant Ballot Scanning Device and give your voting authority slip to the poll worker near the Ballot Scanner.  Insert your ballot in any orientation for scanning.  Scan the ballot.  The scanner will read the ballot and deposit it into a secure internal compartment within the device.  After you enter your ballot into the scanner, please wait until the device indicates the ballot has been accepted by displaying a “Ballot Successfully Cast” message before leaving the polling place.

Hints for Ease of Voting on Election Day

  • If you come in person, be sure to remember your District Number as recorded on your sample ballot. This will help ensure that social distancing requirements are met and a quicker voting process.
  • It is always a good idea to bring identification and proof of address with you when you go to vote, especially if you are voting for the first time. If you registered by mail, you may need to bring a photo ID, utility bill, paycheck, or other document showing your name and address.
  • The process will be slightly different if you use Early Voting from voting on Election Day. Please note in the descriptions above.
Track you Ballot

Track
YOUR BALLOT

Track your vote by mail ballot through the Track My Ballot Portal.  First time users need to create an account and will need either a Driver’s License Number, last 4 digits of SSN, or Voter ID Number to validate voter registration status.  Your Voter ID number is on the ballot that you receive in the mail.

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Ballot Drop Box

Secure
BALLOT DROP BOX

Ballot Drop Boxes open Sept 22nd.  Ballots are due by end of day, Election Day (8 pm). 
Ewing locations: 

  • In front of municipal building - 2 Jake Garzio Drive.
  • TCNJ Administrative Services Building at 1872 Pennington Rd. in front of the campus side.  
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NJ Division of Elections

Contact the
NJ DIVISION OF ELECTIONS

For the authoritative information that you need to know about voting in New Jersey, check the NJ Division of Elections website.
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 Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Senior & Community Center 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

 

 

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk Items: Fri & Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm*
Electronic Items: Mon – Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm*

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
Mon – Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm*
*closed from 11:30 - 12:30 for lunch*

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
(609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
(609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline
(609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

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