Please find below a message from BRMC on how to Vote By Mail or request a paper ballot:
If you voted by mail or paper ballot in 2016, you should have received a postcard from the Somerset County Clerk’s office which you will need to return should you want to opt out of the new Vote By Mail law (VBM) . I would like to take this opportunity to clarify some facts on the new law which was signed on August 10th regarding VBM or paper ballots.
Every voter who requested and received a paper ballot (VBM) in 2016 will receive one this year. In addition, a voter is then placed on “All Future” ballot status for all elections unless they choose to opt out. The law only allows for two choices:
1) a specific election
2) all future elections
If you do not wish to vote by mail, please notify the clerk’s office (908-231-7013) before September 14th. If a ballot is issued, you will not be able to vote on the machine on Election Day, November 6th, 2018 but will be provided with a Provisional Ballot at the polling place. If you notify the clerk’s office you do not wish to receive ballots for all future elections, you still will have the ability to apply for a specific single election in the future.
If you had an application on file from 2016 where you are currently receiving a November General ballot every November without having to reapply, you will be receiving a ballot and no further action is required from you at this time.
We believe this new “system”, devised by the Democrats in Trenton, will lead to voter confusion at the polls in November. Unfortunately, it is now the law and must be complied with. We are here to provide a resource for you and our GOP candidates. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions if you need assistance.