Elections

VOTE-BY-MAIL APPLICATION/MAIL-IN BALLOT

The County Clerk's office handles Mail-In Ballots (formerly known as Absentee Ballots) for Bergen County residents during all local, state and national elections.

The Vote-By-Mail Process involves two separate steps:

Vote-By-Mail Application

First you must complete and submit a Vote-By-Mail Application (Directions on the application):

APPLICATION FOR VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT

To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the County Clerk 7 days prior to the election.

A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk prior to 8pm the day of the election.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of a Application for Vote-By-Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter, since an original signature is required.

Note: If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas either temporarily or indefinitely, you can still vote. You will need to fill out and send us a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) which you can obtain from the website: FVAP.gov or by clicking on the link below. In Section 1 of this form, you must indicate if you are residing outside of the U.S. temporarily or indefinitely. This application must be renewed every year, in January.

FEDERAL POST CARD APPLICATION

Mail-In Ballot

You'll receive a Mail-in Ballot to complete and submit. This ballot represents your vote in the election.

Should anyone require assistance and or have questions, please call the Borough Clerk’s Office at 201-592-3500 extension 1505.

Registering to Vote

Who can Register

To register to vote you must be:

  • a US citizen;
  • at least 18 years old on or before the next election; and
  • residing at your present address for at least 30 days.

Note: You are not eligible to register or vote if you are on parole or probation, or if you are serving a prison sentence for violating State or Federal law.

Where to Register

Applications for registration can be obtained from the Borough Clerk, from the Commissioner of Registration office in Bergen County (see address below) or download here. Registration forms are also available in various State agencies and at Division of Motor Vehicle offices and can be obtained while transacting agency business. You can also print out a registration form below and after entering the required data, mail it to the Bergen County Commissioner of Registration. All forms can also be found on the Bergen County Clerk's site.

Deliver your Completed Voter Registration Form to:

BERGEN COUNTY COMMISSIONER OF REGISTRATION
1 Bergen County Plaza, Room 380
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Where to Vote in Fort Lee

To help prevent the community spread of COVID-19, all registered voters who chooses to cast their vote in-person will do so on a provisional ballot. All individuals with disabilities will have access to an ADA-conforming voting machine. All eligible voters in New Jersey may vote by absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election. The polls are open for General Elections and Primary Elections 6am-8pm. You are required to wear a mask/face covering and maintain 6 feet of distance when entering any Election facility.

Polling locations for the election districts in Fort Lee are as follows. 

If your original polling place is at one of these following locations, you will vote at: COMMUNITY CENTER (1355 Inwood Terrace)

District 1 - Firehouse #4 (4 Brinkerhoff Avenue)
District 2 - Firehouse #4 (4 Brinkerhoff Avenue)
District 3 - Horizon Towers South (5 Horizon Road)
District 4 - Horizon Towers South (5 Horizon Road)
District 5 - Fort Lee Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace, Multi Purpose Room)
District 6 - Fort Lee Community Center (1355 Inwood Terrace)

If your original polling place is at one of these following locations, you will vote at: RECREATION CENTER (1501 8th Street/Stillwell Avenue)      

District 7 - Recreation Center (Stillwell Avenue)
District 8 - Senior Citizens' Activities Ctr (319 Main Street)
District 9 - School #1 (250 Hoym Street)
District 10 - Fort Lee Museum (1589 Parker Avenue, Palisade Ave Entrance)
District 11 - School #2 (2047 Jones Road)
District 12 - School #3 (2405 Second Street, Myrtle Avenue)

If your original polling place is at one of these following locations, you will vote at: YOUTH CENTER (2265 Lemoine Avenue)

District 13 - Fort Lee Youth Center (2265 Lemoine Avenue)
District 14 - Fort Lee Youth Center (2265 Lemoine Avenue)
District 15 - Fire Co. #2 (2481 Lemoine Avenue)
District 16 - School #3 (2405 Second Street, Myrtle Avenue)
District 17 - Horizon Towers South (5 Horizon Road)
District 18 - Fort Lee Youth Center (2265 Lemoine Avenue)
District 19 - Ambulance Corps. (Corner of Main St. & Anderson Avenue)

Schedule of Elections

Primary Elections

Primary Elections are ordinarily held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. The primary is held to nominate party candidates for the General Election and to elect party members of the State and County Committees and Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the National Conventions in Presidential Election years. Polls for Primary Elections are open 6am-8pm.

General/School Elections

General Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect various National, State, County and Municipal officials to office. Polls for General Elections are open 6am-8pm .

Special Elections

Special Elections may be held at various times throughout the year but generally on a Tuesday. Notification of such elections is advertised in your local newspaper.