Tuesday, July 7th is Primary Election Day in New Jersey. In light of the coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order No. 144, all democratic and republican registered voters should have automatically received a Vote by Mail ballot. Unaffiliated and inactive voters should have received a Vote by Mail application, in the event they want to participate in this election. If you have any questions pertaining to the Vote By Mail ballot, please call 201-336-7020.
RETURN OF BALLOTS - Deadline - 8:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020
In order to cast your vote in the Primary Election, please use the Vote by Mail Ballot that was issued to you in the mail. Ballots can be mailed, delivered in person, or placed in a secured mail in ballot drop box.
1. Mail-in ballot envelopes include a postage stamp and must be postmarked no later than 8:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020. Ballots received up to seven days after the election will be counted, but must be postmarked by the deadline.
2. Ballots can be delivered in-person to the Bergen County Board of Elections office located at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack by 8:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020. Ballots cannot be delivered to the Borough Clerk's office or a polling location.
3. Ballots can be placed in a secured box for mail-in ballots by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Ballot Drop Boxes Locations
Ballot Drop Boxes are available 24-hours. Ballots must be in the Drop Box by 8:00 p.m. on election night. Ballot Drop Boxes can be found outside in the following locations:
- Demarest - 118 Serpentine Road (Borough Hall)
- Fort Lee - 1355 Inwood Terrace/Anderson Avenue Circular Driveway (Fort Lee Community Center)
- Hackensack - One Bergen County Plaza (County Administration Building)
- Ramsey - 30 Wyckoff Avenue (Library - in rear of building)
- Ridgewood - 131 North Maple Avenue (Village Hall)
- Rutherford - 176 Park Avenue (Borough Hall)
Three polling locations will be open in Bergenfield on Primary Election day. Each polling location will have one (1) voting machine. Please note, the voting machine is only for voters with disabilities who need the accessible voting device. Should you choose not to vote on the Mail-in Ballot and visit a polling place on Primary Election day, you will only be able to cast your vote using a Provisional Paper Ballot. The following polling locations will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 7th for the designated districts:
- Borough Hall - Council Chamber (Districts 1,2,3,4,16 & 17)
- Roy W. Brown Middle School - Room 45 (Districts 5,6,7,8,9)
- Lincoln School - Room 117 (Districts 10,11,12,13,14,15)
For more information, please visit the Borough Clerk’s “Voting Information” page on the Borough website at www.bergenfield.com. If you have questions pertaining to the Vote by Mail ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s office directly at 201-336-7020. For questions pertaining to the Primary Election, please contact the Borough Clerk’s office at 201-387-4055 ext. 6.