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Election Day 2021 In Atlanta: When, Where To Vote ...

01-11-2021 · The City of Atlanta will hold elections on Nov. 2 for Mayor, City Council, municipal judges, and School Board seats.


ATLANTA — Nov. 2 is here for Atlanta voters, and residents who haven't already gone to early voting locations or submitted their absentee ballots via mail, can still go to the polls or deliver absentee ballots to drop boxes or at voting polls.

Up for grabs are nine Atlanta School Board seats, 10 Municipal judgeships, 15 City Council seats, the City Council President chair, and the job of Atlanta Mayor for which the sitting head of City Hall, Keisha Lance Bottoms, won't be seeking re-election.

While the Atlanta mayoral race includes 14 candidates, the latest and final poll conducted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and University of Georgia's School of Public & International Affairs and released late last week shows current City Council President Felicia Moore and former mayor Kasim Reed in a statistical tie with City Councilmember Andre Dickens in second place more than 14 percentage points behind.

If no candidate in any race reaches 50 percent plus one vote, a general run-off election will be held on Nov. 30 between the top two candidates in each race moved to the run-off.

Here's some information to help you prepare for Election Day in Atlanta.


  • November 2, 2021: November General Municipal and Special Election
  • November 19, 2021: Last day to submit absentee ballot application for the November General Municipal and Special Election Runoff

Election Day

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day in Atlanta, Nov. 2. If you are in line by 8 p.m., you are allowed to cast your ballot.

On Election Day, you must vote at your designated polling place. You can find your assigned polling location on your voter registration card, by logging into the Secretary of State's My Voter Page, or by contacting your County Board of Registrar's Office.

When you get to your polling place, show your photo ID to the poll worker. A poll worker will check your photo ID, verify that you are registered and at the correct polling location, issue you a voter access card or ballot, whichever is applicable, and allow you to vote. Learn how to vote at polling places in Georgia.

On Election Day, voters must vote at their designated precinct. Because Atlanta comprises Fulton and DeKalb counties there are two lists for polling 2021 polling places:

Absentee Ballots

All absentee ballots for City of Atlanta voting must be received by the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Residents can return their absentee ballot by mail or in one of the Fulton County Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes. Absentee ballots are no longer available as the last day to request them was Oct. 22.

Absentee voting will be different this year with Georgia's new voting law. Last year, the State Election Board allowed local election offices to set up secure absentee drop boxes as long as there was around-the-clock video surveillance. But starting this year, drop boxes must be located inside the county's election office or early voting locations.

To vote in person or apply for an absentee ballot, you will need to show ID. There are six acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • Georgia Driver's License, even if expired
  • Valid ID issued by any state or the Federal Government
  • Valid employee ID issued by the Federal Government, the State of Georgia, or a county, city, or other government entity of Georgia
  • Valid US passport
  • Valid US military ID
  • Valid tribal ID

If you are applying for an absentee ballot or you are a first-time registrant by mail who has not already provided a photo ID, there are five more forms of ID you can use:

  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document

If you do not have an acceptable photo ID, you can get one free of charge from the Department of Driver Services or 4380 Memorial Drive. You must provide:

A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes your full legal nameDocumentation showing your date of birthEvidence that you are a registered voterDocumentation showing your name and residential address

For more information about Georgia's ID requirements, visit the Secretary of State's page.

Election Day 2021: Ballots, Polling Places, Ballot Proposals

01-11-2021 · Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2 and 18 News is Your Local Elections Headquarters bringing every ballot, polling place, and ballot proposal to one place.


by: George Stockburger

Posted: / Updated:

(WETM) – Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2 and 18 News is Your Local Elections Headquarters bringing every ballot, polling place, and ballot proposal to one place.

Below you can find voter guides with all of the information you need to know for each race in this year’s election.

Northern Tier Voter Guides

Southern Tier Election Voter Guides

Local Races We’re Watching

  • City of Elmira Court Judge
  • Town of Southport Council
  • Town of Elmira Council
  • Corning City Mayor
  • Corning City Council Wards 1 & 3
  • Hornell City Mayor
  • Schuyler County Sheriff
  • Schuyler County Legislature District 1
  • Lawrenceville Borough Mayor
  • Athens Borough Council
  • Canton Borough Council
  • Sayre Area School District School Director

Uncontested races this year include Bradford County District Attorney and Coroner, Schuyler County District Attorney, and Steuben County Legislature.

New York Ballot Proposals

New York has five ballot proposals for voters to potentially amend the state constitution.

  • Proposal One: Amending the Apportionment and Redistricting Process
  • Proposal Two: Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthful Environment
  • Proposal Three: Eliminating Ten-Day-Advance Voter Registration Requirement
  • Proposal Four: Authorizing No-Excuse Absentee Ballot Voting
  • Proposal Five: Increasing the Jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court

Results of the election can be found on the WETM Your Local Election Headquarters results page.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors on Thursday convicted a suburban Minneapolis police officer of two manslaughter charges in the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she shot during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.

The mostly white jury deliberated for about four days before finding former Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter guilty of first-degree and second-degree manslaughter. Potter, 49, faces about seven years in prison on the most serious count under the state’s sentencing guidelines, but prosecutors said they would seek a longer term.


Your guide to today's election: These are the major races ...

02-11-2021 · Voters across the country are heading to the polls Tuesday to decide a series of races that will test the national political landscape and the direction of the Democratic Party a year into Biden's ...


Our live coverage of Tuesday's election has moved here.

4:52 p.m. ET, November 2, 2021

From CNN's Eric Bradner, Gregory Krieg, Dan Merica and Maeve Reston

Voters across the country are heading to the polls Tuesday to decide a series of races that will test the national political landscape and the direction of the Democratic Party a year into Biden's presidency.

Here are the key races to watch today:

  • Virginia governor's race: Virginia's gubernatorial contest between Democratic former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin will be the most closely watched race of the night, serving as a key bellwether for national sentiment headed into the 2022 midterms and beyond. Virginia has tilted toward Democrats over the last decade, but McAuliffe and Youngkin are locked in what polls show to be a neck-and-neck race with more than 1.1 million ballots already cast during early voting. A win for McAuliffe would be a validation for President Biden and his agenda, while a win for Youngkin, who has tried to walk a fine line on handling support from former President Donald Trump, would provide a jolt of momentum for Republicans and could provide Republicans running in competitive states with a roadmap for handling Trump.
  • New Jersey governor's race: Gov. Phil Murphy appears to have a comfortable lead in his bid to become the first Democratic governor of New Jersey to be re-elected since 1977. Barring a remarkable upset by GOP challenger Jack Ciattarelli, the streak will be broken and Democrats will have some evidence that an executive who has championed mask and vaccine mandates will be rewarded for it by voters. Victory for Murphy will also underscore the difficulty even moderate Republicans have distancing themselves from former President Trump, especially in blue states. Trump has steered clear of Ciattarelli, and Ciattarelli has kept his distance from the former President. But Murphy has hammered Ciattarelli, whose main message is on taxes, which voters have called the state's most pressing issue, on his appearance at a "Stop the Steal" rally last year. (Ciattarelli said he was not fully aware of the event's theme.)
  • New York mayoral race: Eric Adams won the narrowest of contests to become the New York City Democrats' mayoral nominee. His race on Tuesday will be less dramatic – the Brooklyn borough president is a lock to be elected the next Big Apple mayor. His ascent, though, is about more than the city, as Adams and his campaign have been touted by top Democrats as a case study in how the party should go forward. Adams, a former police captain, has sought to portray himself as a working class candidate. While he has been dismissive, and sometimes confrontational, with the party's left-wing activists, Adams has also — on issues like public safety, the centerpiece of his campaign — adopted some progressive ideas about prevention and early intervention.
  • Minnesota police referendum: Voters in Minneapolis, nearly a year-and-a-half after the murder of George Floyd, will go to the ballot box with a chance to either approve or reject a referendum that would significantly overhaul policing in the city. The referendum is being watched nationally as a test of the "defund the police" movement, a controversial slogan that gained traction among progressives in the wake of Floyd's killing and has since been used against Democrats across the country. If the measure passes, the city would create a Department of Public Safety, eliminate a requirement on the number of officers the city must have and split control of the new department between the city council and the mayor.

Read about other key races here.

4:07 p.m. ET, November 2, 2021
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the COP26 summit on Tuesday.
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the COP26 summit on Tuesday. (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Biden said he thinks Democrats will win in Virginia and New Jersey's gubernatorial races tonight when asked about the impact his agenda could have on the states' elections.

"I think that this is going to be what we all knew from the beginning; it's going to be a tight race, and it is tight. And it's going to get down to turnout," Biden said about the Virginia race after making remarks at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Biden was asked if the close race in Virgina between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glen Youngkin is a rebuke of his presidency.

"I don't believe — and I've not seen any evidence that — whether or not I am doing well or poorly, whether or not I've got my agenda passed or not, is going to have any real impact on winning and losing. Even if we had passed my agenda, I wouldn't claim we won because Biden's agenda passed," he said.

He added that he hopes every eligible voter in Virginia and New Jersey shows up to cast their ballots today.

3:07 p.m. ET, November 2, 2021

From CNN's Joe Johns and Ellie Kaufman

Antoinette Person, right, told CNN's Joe Johns that said she decided to vote for Terry McAuliffe because of his past support of education.
Antoinette Person, right, told CNN's Joe Johns that said she decided to vote for Terry McAuliffe because of his past support of education.

Voters in Chesapeake, Virginia, said they were voting in the state's gubernatorial election based on their concern about issues such as education, increasing taxes on gas and veterans’ health care.

In the 2020 presidential election, 52% of voters in Chesapeake voted for Biden, while 46% cast ballots for Trump. 

One in 11 Virginia residents is a veteran. Vicky Harley-Mapp, a retired health care worker who now takes care of her veteran husband, said she voted for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe because of his focus on military community issues.

“I've always been a believer in helping people,” Harley-Mapp told CNN. “I’m in the medical field, and I see a lot of the stuff that he’s done for the community, and I know more about him than the other.” 

Another voter, William Halley, said he chose to vote for McAuliffe because of his support for unions. Unions have publicly endorsed and contributed to his campaign. McAuliffe has also pledged to repeal the state’s right to work law, which prohibits unions from forcing workers to pay union dues.

Antoinette Person, a teacher, said she decided to vote for McAuliffe because he supports educators. Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin has made education his top issue, promising to increase the number of charter schools in the state. But Person said she was motivated by McAuliffe’s past support of education in the state.

“I’m an educator, so I know that in the past he’s supported education, and times just the way that they are now, we’re doing so much more; we really need raises, we need more resources in our schools to do the best that we can,” Person said. “I know that McAuliffe has supported educators in the past."

Joseph and Patricia Beach said they chose to vote for Youngkin because they traditionally vote Republican, and they believe Republicans “have got a better way” of getting the US “out of the slump we’re in,” citing high gas prices. 

“Unfortunately, Trump weakened our country the way he did, but we still vote Republican,” Joseph Beach said. “You can’t be right all the time, you can’t be wrong all the time, so we think that Republicans have got a better way of getting us out of the slump we’re in.”

Youngkin has proposed eliminating Virginia’s grocery tax. The couple also expressed support for Youngkin’s opposition to increasing gas prices. 

2:05 p.m. ET, November 2, 2021

From CNN's Manu Raju

When asked by CNN about the lack of final action on an infrastructure bill and what that means for his state's gubernatorial race, Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine said:

"Look and see how close the race is. I think it would have been — [Virginia Sen.] Mark Warner and I were certainly saying to our colleagues beginning in late September, early October — this would be a good thing in Virginia to have both of these bills going to President Biden," Kaine said.
Kaine added: "I think both of these bills are gonna pass. I think the difference between passing them in October and passing them in November is going to have an effect. How much? We will see."

Republicans, meanwhile, say they hope even a close race will put pressure on House and Senate Democratic moderates to defect and help sink Biden's agenda. 

"I think it's going to get harder to get their agenda right now," said Senate GOP Whip John Thune. "If [McAullife] wins, he's going to win narrowly. It's still going to represent a huge collapse from the margin of last time."

2:14 p.m. ET, November 2, 2021

From CNN’s Mirna Alsharif

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio talks to reporters on Tuesday.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio talks to reporters on Tuesday. (NYC Media)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio voted for his successor at the Park Slope Library in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon.

De Blasio greeted poll workers before putting in his ballot.

"It feels great to vote; I want to urge all New Yorkers get out and vote until 9 o'clock," de Blasio told reporters after voting. "I predict Eric Adams is going to be our next mayor." 

Polls close at 9 p.m. ET in New York.

"Please vote on the five ballot items on the back of the ballot, really important. I'm urging a yes vote on all of them," he said.

When asked if and when he'll announce his potential run for governor, de Blasio said, "I want to continue public service."

"Everyone's got to make their own decisions in their own time," he said.

1:59 p.m. ET, November 2, 2021

From CNN's Maeve Reston

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed steps out of a fire truck after a news conference on October 7.
Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed steps out of a fire truck after a news conference on October 7. (Brynn Anderson/AP)

Fourteen candidates are vying to replace Democratic Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who's not running for reelection. The contest is happening amid alarm about the spike in violent crime, as well as controversy over an effort by the residents of the wealthy community of Buckhead to break off from the capital and create their own city.

Bottoms announced in May that she would not seek another term after a trying year dealing with vandalism that followed demonstrations over George Floyd's death, the GOP-controlled legislature restricting voting rights and the rise in violent crime, which she framed — to criticism — as a "Covid crime wave." Tuesday's election will be the first since the changes to the state's election laws, which may offer a window into how those restrictions could impact turnout in 2022 and 2024.

Polls suggest that a large swath of the electorate is still undecided, but the leading candidates — including former Mayor Kasim Reed, City Council President Felicia Moore and Councilman Andre Dickens — have put Atlanta's crime rate at the forefront of their campaigns. Shooting incidents have increased dramatically from 406 at this point in 2019 to 629 this year, according to Atlanta Police Department's Oct. 23 report.

Crime is motivating some of the Buckhead leaders who are championing the split from Atlanta. Foes say the proposal to break off the wealthy, 25-square-mile area in northern Atlanta would be a devastating blow to the city's revenues, while proponents say crime has simply become unmanageable and that they are not seeing a high enough return for their tax dollars.

There are also concerns about low morale at the Atlanta Police Department and the number of officers who have departed the force. Tensions were high after Bottoms called for the firing of the officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a Wendy's in June of 2020. (The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Brooks scuffled with officers and ran away with one of their stun guns). In June, CNN reported that more than 200 officers had resigned or left the force over the previous year, and only about 60 were hired during that period, according to the department.

Dickens' public safety plan calls for increasing the police force by 250 officers during his first year in office while requiring new training for every police department employee on de-escalation techniques and racial sensitivity. Moore has proposed police reform measures like requiring the release of body camera footage within 72 hours of every police shooting and requiring officers to intervene when they see excessive force. But she has also spoken at length about the need to address low morale in the department — by promising incentives for retired police officers if they return to their jobs for one to two years, for example.

Reed, who served two terms as mayor from 2010 to 2018, has pointed to the lower crime rates during his tenure. His public safety plan includes hiring and training 750 new police officers, ramping up implicit bias and de-escalation training and tripling the city's network of traffic cameras and license plate readers.

Moore and some community activists have raised concerns about the federal corruption investigation that led to indictments of some of Reed's former aides, which has been exhaustively chronicled by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. In a statement provided to CNN by Reed's campaign, his attorneys said that during an Aug. 2021 call, two assistant US Attorneys informed the candidate's lawyers that the federal inquiry was completed and had been closed. The US Attorney's office did not respond to CNN's request to confirm those details.

The controversy drew fresh scrutiny recently when Richard Rose, president of the NAACP's Atlanta branch, issued a public rebuke of Reed on the group's letterhead — stating that voters deserved better. Reed responded by posting a statement on Instagram that said his campaign was "being attacked because we sought and received the support of the women and men of the Atlanta Police Department at a time when crime and violence is devastating our city." The general counsel of the NAACP subsequently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Rose noting that the bylaws for units of the NAACP prohibit officers from endorsing candidates for office.

A key note about this race: If no candidate receives at least 50% plus one, Atlanta will hold a run-off election on Nov. 30 to decide the winner.

1:44 p.m. ET, November 2, 2021

From CNN's Rachel Janfaza

Americans are heading to the polls today to decide a series of races that could hold clues of what is to come in the 2022 midterms.

Voters are casting ballots for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, lieutenant governor in Virginia, and mayor in several major American cities, including New York, Boston, Atlanta, Buffalo and Minneapolis, among other races. And while the balance of power isn't expected to shift in Congress, there are also two special elections for the US House in Ohio, plus a special election primary for a House seat in Florida, happening on Tuesday.

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch CNN's special coverage.

What time does CNN's coverage start?

"Election Night in America" will stream live for subscribers via CNNgo ( and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. "Election Night in America" will be available on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

Special TV coverage on CNN begins at 6 p.m. ET.

Jake Tapper will anchor coverage in Washington from 6 p.m.-12 a.m. ET with analysis from Dana Bash and Nia-Malika Henderson. John King will also be live in the Election Center from the CNN Magic Wall, as well as David Chalian, who will cover exit polls, and Pamela Brown at the Voting Desk. Anderson Cooper, Van Jones, David Axelrod, Gloria Borger and Scott Jennings will provide additional coverage from New York City and Don Lemon will anchor the network's late-night coverage from 12 a.m.-2 a.m. ET.

Election resources

Before the polls close, CNN Politics has several Election Day resources available to readers:

What time do polls close?

  • 7 p.m. ET in Virginia and Florida
  • 7:30 p.m. ET in Ohio
  • 8 p.m. ET in New Jersey, Atlanta and Boston
  • 9 p.m. ET in New York City, Buffalo and Minneapolis
12:38 p.m. ET, November 2, 2021

From CNN's Chandelis Duster

Winsome Sears and Hala Ayala
Winsome Sears and Hala Ayala (Cliff Owen/AP)

Virginia is primed to elect a woman of color as its next lieutenant governor at a time when the commonwealth is facing a series of challenges that directly affect its Black and brown communities.

Regardless of whether it will be Democrat Hala Ayala or Republican Winsome Sears, they'll draw from their personal experiences as the next administration tackles challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic, crime, education and racial justice, even if they don't agree on the political remedies.

She will also face the aftermath of a racial reckoning that has brought the commonwealth into a national spotlight. The killing of George Floyd last year ignited emotional debates about policing and the lingering presence of Confederate imagery. The pandemic has hit Black and brown communities especially hard, and a contentious debate over the teaching of race in the state's public schools has emerged as a major issue in the gubernatorial campaign's final weeks.

Politically, Virginia has gone from a slave trading mecca that once held the capital of the Confederacy to a state that has trended blue in recent elections.

Two women of color are now running for its second-highest office, nearly two years after the state's General Assembly elected its first female speaker of the House in its 400-year legislative history.

All of this makes Ayala and Sears' candidacies "critical" for this moment in the commonwealth's history, Kimberly Peeler-Allen, a co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization that seeks to help Black women get elected to political office, told CNN.

"It shows that people of color, women of color are not a monolith by any stretch, but it also speaks to the evolution of Virginia," said Peeler-Allen, who is also a visiting practitioner with the Center for American Women and Politics. "There's a lot of promise in advancing women of color in leadership in the commonwealth and the country by looking at this race."

Read more about Virginia's lieutenant governor's race here.

12:03 p.m. ET, November 2, 2021

From CNN's Adrienne Vogt

Voters cast their ballots in Fairfax, Virginia, on Tuesday, November 2.
Voters cast their ballots in Fairfax, Virginia, on Tuesday, November 2. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

More than a million voters have already cast their ballots as of this morning, according to Christopher Piper, commissioner for the Virginia Department of Elections.

There are more than 5.9 million voters registered for this election, Piper said in a briefing, and more than 1 million have already voted.
Of those, about 862,000 voted early and in person, while 306,000 voted absentee by mail. Nearly 20% have already cast their ballots, he said.

"The Virginia General Assembly and the governor have worked together to expand access to the ballot, with early voting no-excuse, and other initiatives that have made voting easier here in Virginia," he said.

Piper said it's been a "pretty quiet" Election Day so far, with very minor issues at some polling locations, including a delayed 10-minute start at a middle school in Henrico County due to a medical situation. There were also reports of some scanner machines being jammed in the county, and "election officials are following the proper protocols" while waiting for technicians.

A power outage was reported at a polling location in Chesterfield County, and Piper said crews are on the scene. In Loudoun County, government office phones were offline this morning but now are back up, he added.

He encouraged voters to get out and cast their ballots today.

Polls close at 7 p.m. ET, and then registrar offices across the commonwealth will begin tabulating results, he said. If voters are in line at 7 p.m. when polls close, he reassured them that they can stay in line and will not be turned away.

Results will become official on Nov. 15 when they are certified by the state board of elections.

Election Day Pa.: Here's what you need to know to vote ...

01-11-2021 · It's election day in Pennsylvania. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters with a mail-in or absentee ballot can drop it off at the local elections office or a secure drop box if ...


It's election day in Pennsylvania.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters with a mail-in or absentee ballot can drop it off at the local elections office or a secure drop box if available. Another option is to head to the polls.

Signs surround voters as they turn out at the North York polling place where there is a contentious race for Central York School board in Tuesday's election. The outcome will be decided in the borough and in polling places in Manchester and Springettsbury townships.

York County voters guide 2021:Get to know the candidates on your ballot

Election Day in Pa.: Know these rights when you head to the polls, and tips to follow

Franklin County voters guide 2021:Get to know the candidates on your ballot in Franklin County

Today is the deadline to cast your ballot.

Here's what you need to know:

Bring a mask to the polls

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, voters are asked to wear a mask to the polls, said Wanda Murren, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of State.

"We strongly encourage voters to wear masks for their own safety and out of respect for other voters and for the dedicated poll workers staffing the polling places," she said in an email. "Voters who are not wearing a mask will not be denied their right to vote."

Voters also can bring their own blue- or black-ink pen to mark their ballot and hand sanitizer to use after touching surfaces.

Voters turn out early as polling opens in Manchester Township.

For voters who haven't cast a ballot in a few years, the touch screen machines are gone.

Voters will receive a pre-printed ballot and use a pen to shade in the circle of the candidate they are voting for. The ballot will be run through a scanner to cast the vote.

Want to see a demonstration on how it works? Visit

Where's my poll?

Some polling places have moved since the primary.

To find out where you vote, visit 

For voters casting mail ballots:What to know about mail-in voting, register deadlines

Mail-in ballot arrived late or not at all? 

If you requested an absentee or no-excuse mail-in ballot and it arrived late or not at all, you have a few options.

  • Drop it off in-person at the local county elections office before 8 p.m. Nov. 2.
  • Place it in a secure drop box — if the county has one — before 8 p.m. Nov. 2.
  • Go to the polls to vote.

York County, for example, will be offering a drive-up ballot box return on election day at the York County Administrative Center, 28 E. Market St. It will be available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters can only return their own ballots.

Postmarks do not count for mail ballots.

If you go to the polls, take the entire mail ballot packet with you — the unmarked ballot, the secrecy envelope and the outer envelope with the voter declaration — to have them voided. Voters do need to sign a declaration. 

Voters who do not have a mail-in ballot packet will receive a provisional ballot. 

Election officials will be checking to see if the mail ballot was returned. If the mail ballot is confirmed, that is the one that will count. 

I mailed my ballot; did it arrive?

Voters who filled out a mail ballot and sent it back can check online to see if the local elections office received it. The York County elections office has been getting some inquiries about it, deputy director Steve Ulrich said.

To check, go to and provide your information.

Voters can go to the polls if the elections office hasn't received the mail ballot. They will be able to cast a provisional ballot in case the mail one does not arrive before the 8 p.m. deadline.

Election officials will check to make sure that only one ballot counts.

What's on the ballot?

Voters will be selecting candidates for a variety of statewide and local races.

These include judges for Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Superior Court, Commonwealth Court, county Court of Common Pleas and magisterial district offices.

On the local level, candidates are running for countywide seats, municipal offices and school boards.

A number of positions are uncontested.

Intimidated? Here's what to do.

Voter intimidation is illegal under state and federal law.

Anyone who experiences intimidation, harassment or discriminatory conduct should report it one of the following ways, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State:

  • Contact their local election office.
  • Call their county district attorney.
  • Call 1-877-VOTESPA.

How to check on results

To see the unofficial results on election night, go to the following sites:

Adams County: and

Franklin County: and _results

Lebanon County: and

York County: and


Polling place changes in York County

Here's a list of ones that have changed in York County:

Hanover borough Ward 5

From: York Street Medical Center, 400 York St.

To: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 127 York St.

Newberry Township District 3

From: Newberry Township building, 1915 Old Trail Road

To: Yocumtown Church of God, 160 Red Mill Road

Shrewsbury Township District 1

From: Shrewsbury Township building, 11505 Susquehanna Trail South

To: New Hope Fissels United Church of Christ, 3426 Fissels Church Road 

Springettsbury Township District 6

From: Springetts Apartments, 50 Eisenhower Drive

To: Holiday Inn, 18 Cinema Drive

South Carolina elections: Who's running, how to vote, what ...

28-10-2021 · Voting will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m., with anyone in line at 7 p.m. allowed to vote. Who's running for office? Specific ballots for local voters are determined by where voters live.


Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the address of the Canebrake Fire District polling place. An improper address was originally posted on Greenville County's official website.

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City Council, commission seats and other elected offices across the Upstate are up for grabs as South Carolina holds its general election on Nov. 2.

Absentee voting is already underway. To see if you qualify for absentee voting, visit To vote absentee you can vote in person at your county elections office up until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2. You can also do so by mail by application at

On Election Day, any registered voter can show up to their polling place, show identification and vote. Voting will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m., with anyone in line at 7 p.m. allowed to vote.

Who's running for office?

Specific ballots for local voters are determined by where voters live.

Greenville City Council

District 2

District 4


Learn more about candidates:Who's running for Greenville City Council

Greenville Commissioner of Public Works

  • Jim Bannister
  • Matthew Praytor

City of Travelers Rest


City Council, four candidates with most votes earn at-large seats

  • Rick Floyd
  • Matt Gilstrap
  • Jeff George
  • Lisa Lane
  • Wayne McCall
  • Brantly Vest

Learn more about candidates:Who's running for Travelers Rest City Council

Greer City Council

District 2

  • Karuiam Booker
  • Wayne Griffin

District 4

District 6

Learn more about candidates:Who's running for Greer City Council

Greer CPW Board of Commissioners

Mauldin City Council

Seat 1

Seat 3

  • Jason Kraeling
  • Rachel Putman

Seat 5

  • Frank Allgood 
  • Dale Black
  • Travis Reeder 

Learn more about the candidates:Who's running for Mauldin City Council

Simpsonville City Council

Ward 2

  • Mike Giordano
  • Aaron Rupe
  • Brian Lee Sanders

Ward 4

Ward 6

Learn more about the candidates:Who's running for Simpsonville City Council

Fountain Inn City Council

Ward 1

  • Jason B. Sanders
  • Flora Smith

Ward 3

Ward 5

  • John Don
  • Anthony Cunningham

Learn more about the candidates:Who's running for Fountain Inn City Council

Belmont Fire and Sanitation District 

2 seats to fill

  • Robert Lenny Cass
  • Kenneth B. Clark

Berea Public Service District 

1 seat to fill

  • Tillman Travis Satterfield Sr.

Brookfield Special Tax District 

3 seats to fill

  • Jay C. Sinnett
  • Pamela B. Sinnett
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Canebrake Fire District 

2 seats to fill

  • Wendell F. Curry
  • J. Kyle Gilley
  • Curtis J. Kappenman Sr.
  • Randall D. McRae

Duncan Chapel Fire District 

1 seat to fill

  • Timothy S. Bagwell
  • Randall S. Jackson (unexpired term)

Foothills Fire Service Area 

3 seats to fill

  • Richard M. Locke
  • Dave C. Gunter
  • Carol F. Whaley

Gantt Fire, Sewer and Police District 

2 seats to fill

  • Betty Melton Green
  • Harry J. McCall Jr.

Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area 

4 seats to fill

  • Robert M. Coseo
  • Andrea L. Martin
  • Shawn M. McDonald
  • Stuart J. Safft

Gowensville Public Service District 

3 seats to fill

  • Alan Essey
  • Robert Frost (withdrew)
  • Donald B. Kontowsky Sr.
  • Virgil L. Potter

Lake Cunningham Fire District 

2 seats to fill

  • Raymond D. Cannon
  • Farrah S. Lister
  • Sherri W. Stokes

Landrum Fire and Rescue District 3 

1 seat to fill

Marietta Water, Fire, Sanitation and Sewer District 

1 seat to fill

North Greenville Fire District 

3 seats to fill

  • Samuel B. Clark
  • Thomas M. Isbell
  • Jeffrey N. Smith

Parker Sewer and Fire Sub District 

2 seats to fill

  • Randall A. Jones
  • Wayne H. Moore
  • Wesley S. Mullinax
  • Joseph B. Thompson

Piedmont Park Fire District 

1 seat to fill

Stephen C. Brockway

Slater Marietta Fire District 

1 seat to fill

  • James H. Cleveland III
  • Ann Fletcher Diamond

South Greenville Fire District 

1 seat to fill

  • Larry Van Bagwell Jr.
  • John Robert Jennings

Taylors Fire and Sewer District 

1 seat to fill

  • DA Burdette (withdrew)
  • Kenneth G. Carter
  • Mark Anthony Rea Jr.

Tigerville Fire District 

3 seats to fill

  • Travis D. Collins
  • Morris E. Fisher Jr.
  • John W. Wheeler III

Wade Hampton Fire and Sewer District 

1 seat to fill

Spartanburg County School Trustee District 1

5 seats to fill

  • Deborah S. Baker
  • Ronald L. Blackwell
  • April Nelson Fowler
  • Henry Gramling
  • Mark Holden
  • Dickie Mason
  • Joel Pack
  • Mark Rollins
  • Steve A. Skinner

Where to vote 

Greenville County will have only 61 open voting precincts on Tuesday in comparison to 151 precincts in the 2020 election. Visit for a full list of polling places. To find your individual polling place using your name and birthdate, visit

Races for local public service districts appear on ballots according to where residents live.

Greenville County voters who live in Spartanburg County School District One territory will vote at the Gowensville Community Center.

Greenville County polling places for special elections

  • Belmont Fire District at Belmont Fire Station Hdgt. 701 Fork Shoals Rd.
  • Berea Fire District  at Berea Fire Station 7401 White Horse Rd.
  • Brookfield Public Service District at Dove Tree Clubhouse 2 Sugarberry Dr.
  • Canebrake Fire District at Canebrake Fire Department 1810 Fairview Rd.
  • Duncan Chapel Fire District at Duncan Chapel Fire Station Hdqt 5111 Old Buncombe Rd.
  • Gantt Fire District at Gantt Fire Station 1201 White Horse Rd.
  • Glassy Mt. Fire District at Glassy Mt. Fire Station Hdqt. 2015 Hwy 11
  • Gowensville Fire District at Gowensville Community Center 14186 Highway 11
  • Lake Cunningham Fire District at Lake Cunningham Fire Station Hdqt. 2802 N. McElhaney Rd.
  • North Greenville Fire District 2 at North Greenville Fire Station #2 596 Hodgens Dr.
  • North Greenville Fire District Hdqt. at North Greenville Fire Station 923 Tigerville Rd.
  • Parker Fire District 2 at Parker Fire Station #2 104 S. Washington Ave.
  • Parker Fire District 3 at Parker Fire Station #3 700 State Park Rd.
  • Piedmont Park Fire District at Piedmont Park Fire Department 2119 State Park Rd.
  • Slater Marietta Fire District at Slater Marietta Fire Station Hdqt 3001 Geer Hwy
  • South Greenville Fire District at S. Greenville Fire Station Hdqt 8305 Augusta Rd.
  • Taylors Fire District Hdqt. at Taylors Fire Station Hdqt 3335 Wade Hampton Blvd.
  • Taylors Fire District 2 at Taylors Fire Station #2 405 Brushy Creek Rd.
  • Tigerville Fire District at Tigerville Fire Station 2605 Hwy 414
  • Wade Hampton Fire District 2 at Wade Hampton Fire Station #2 1112 Pelham Rd.
  • Wade Hampton Fire District 3 at Wade Hampton Fire Station #3 4211 E. North St.
  • Wade Hampton Fire District Hdqt. at Wade Hampton Fire Station Hdqt 2400 Wade Hampton Blvd.

City of Greenville for municipal elections

  • Greenville 01, Greenville 03 at Northgate Baptist 633 Summit Dr.
  • Greenville 04 at Earle St. Baptist Church 225 W. Earle St.
  • Greenville 05 at Sears Shelter 100 E. Park Ave.
  • Greenville 06, Greenville 07 and Monaview at Bethel Bible Missionary Church 28 Bob St.
  • Greenville 08 at West End Community Dev. Center 404 Vardry St.
  • Greenville 14 at Phillis Wheatley 40 John McCarrol Way
  • Greenville 16, Greenville 18 and Greenville 21 at Augusta Road Baptist Church 1823 Augusta St.
  • Greenville 17, Greenville 10 at First Baptist Greenville 847 Cleveland St.
  • Greenville 19, Greenville 20 and Southside at Pleasant Valley Connection 510 Old Augusta Rd. 
  • Greenville 22, Greenville 23 at Sanctuary Church 302 Parkins Mill Rd.
  • Greenville 24, Greenville 29, Mauldin 1 and Mauldin 2 at Embassy Suites 670 Verdae Blvd.
  • Greenville 25 at McCarter Presbyterian Church 2 Pelham Rd. 
  • Greenville 27, Greenville 26 and Greenville 28 at Overbrook Baptist Church 1705 E. North St. 
  • Mission, Rock Hill, Rocky Creek, Dove Tree at Morningside Baptist Church 1115 Pelham Rd. 
  • Springs Forrest at Greenville Nazarene Church 1201 Haywood Rd.

City of Greer formunicipal elections

  • Suber Mill at Praise Cathedral 3390 Brushy Creek Rd.
  • Riverside at Riverside Baptist Church 1249 S. Suber Rd.
  • Fox Chase, Castle Rock, Frohawk, Locust Hill, Tyger River at Northwood Baptist Church 888 Ansel School Rd. 
  • Granite Creek at Hope Chapel 1106 SC-14
  • Maple Creek at Southside Baptist Church 410 S. Main St.
  • Oneal, Sandy Flat at Eastside Apostolic Lutheran Church 2200 Mays Bridge Rd.
  • Trade at Tryon Recreation Center 226 Oakland Ave.

City of Fountain Inn for municipal elections

  • Fountain Inn 1, Simpsonville 5, Sycamore, Walnut Springs at Younts Center for Performing Arts 315 N. Main St.
  • Fountain Inn 2, Pineview at Fountain Inn Activities Center 610 Fairview St.
  • Jones&Cooks (Lauren County) at Pine Grove Baptist Church 808 Gulliver St.

City of Mauldin for municipal elections

  • Greenbriar at Messiah Lutheran Church 1100 Log Shoals Rd.
  • Mauldin 1, Greenville 29 at Mauldin Cultural Center 101 E. Butler Rd.
  • Mauldin 2 at Forrester Woods Club House 424 Piney Grove Rd.
  • Mauldin 3, Conestee, Ranch Creek at Mauldin First Baptist 150 S. Main St 
  • Mauldin 4, Bridge Fork at Mauldin United Methodist 100 E. Butler Rd.
  • Mauldin 5, Mauldin 6 at Ray Hopkins Senior Center 203 Corn Rd.
  • Mauldin 7 at Holland Park Church of Christ 1131 Holland Rd.

 City of Simpsonville for municipal elections

  • Simpsonville 1, Sycamore at Simpsonville City Park Center 405 E. Curtis St. 
  • Simpsonville 3, Bridge Fork, Graze Branch, Hillcrest at Simpsonville United Methodist Church 215 SE Main St. 
  • Simpsonville 4, Simpsonville 2, Moore Creek, Standing Springs at Renovation Church 611 Richardson St.
  • Simpsonville 5 at Center for Community Services 1102 Howard Dr.
  • Simpsonville 6, Neely Farms, Raintree at Calvary Baptist Church 3810 Grandview Dr.

City of Travelers Rest for municipal elections

  • Travelers Rest 1, Enoree, Furman at City Hall 125 Trailblazer Dr.
  • Travelers Rest 2 at Renfrew Baptist Church 951 Geer Hwy.

Tamia Boyd is a Michigan native who covers breaking news in Greenville. Email her at [email protected], and follow her on Twitter @tamiamb. 

Election Day 2021: When will we know who won the governor ...

02-11-2021 · The voting setup has changed radically from last year. Instead of pretty-much all mail-in ballots, people can vote by mail, have voted early in person, and can show up at the polls on Tuesday.


Last year, it took four days before America knew who their next president would be in the middle of a pandemic with many states, including New Jersey, relying heavily on mail-in voting.

So when do we expect to learn the results of the New Jersey governor’s race? Will it be called on Election Day 2021?

Both the campaigns of Phil Murphy and Jack Ciattarelli say they think the results will be known on Election Night.

But of course, a very close race could change all that.

The voting setup has changed radically from last year. Instead of pretty-much all mail-in ballots, people can vote by mail, have voted early in person, and can show up at the polls on Tuesday.

Election officials disclosed Monday that about 700,000 of New Jersey’s 6.57 million registered voters had cast their ballots by mail or early voting as of Sunday.

The early voting ballots were by machine and county clerks can relay the results to the state at any time during the night. The big question is how quickly mail in ballots – nearly 500,000 of them – will be scanned and counted. In addition, mail-in ballots will count if they are postmarked by 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 and can be tabulated up until Nov. 8.

The remainder are from Election Day voting and are counted and reported as they always have. Absent glitches, most results have been tabulated before midnight on Election nights. But all clerks do not process and report voting totals in the same time frame.

It’s not clear how many will head to the polls Tuesday on Election Day. In last year’s all-mail ballot during the presidential election, about 72% of eligible voters cast ballots. The last governor’s race in 2017, however, saw only a 39% turnout. The early voting results show 5.8 million have yet to vote.

The Associated Press uses the results — and whether or not a trailing candidate can capture enough votes in strongholds for his or her party to make up the difference — to project winners. The AP did call all of the New Jersey congressional races on Election Night in last year’s mail-only election.

But a race that’s too close to call on Election Night could take days or perhaps weeks to sort out. That has happened in very close races for Congress and the state Legislature, even in days prior to big mail-in votes. So it won’t be surprise if a few of them pop up on Election night.

It’s happened in New Jersey governor races too. The modern-day record was the razor-thin contest between Republican Tom Kean and Democrat Jim Florio in 1981. That one was decided by fewer than a half a percent, and it took 26 days for Kean to be declared the winner.

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2021 Pa. election: A last-minute guide to everything you ...

29-10-2021 · Confirm you’re registered to vote here. If you haven’t already registered, it’s too late. Learn about your mail ballot return options here. If you’re mailing your ballot, don’t delay, and check the postage before sending it off. The ballot must arrive at a county election office by 8 p.m. Election Day. Consider hand-delivering it instead. It is too late to request a mail ballot. Find ...


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The 2021 election in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, Nov. 2 — and there’s a lot on the ballot.

Races for mayor in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, district attorney in Philadelphia, county council in Delco, and borough council in State College are just a few of the local contests that voters will decide.

There also are noteworthy school board races with culture war and labor strife implications, and high-stakes statewide contests for key judiciary posts higher up the ballot. More on both in a moment.

First, the basics:

  • Confirm you’re registered to vote here. If you haven’t already registered, it’s too late.

  • Learn about your mail ballot return options here. If you’re mailing your ballot, don’t delay, and check the postage before sending it off. The ballot must arrive at a county election office by 8 p.m. Election Day. Consider hand-delivering it instead. It is too late to request a mail ballot.

  • Find your polling place here. Polls are open for in-person voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Take a photo ID to vote in person only if you’re at a polling place for the first time.

  • Read Spotlight PA’s handy guide to polling places, voting by mail, and more here.

Before voting, pull up your sample ballot to get a preview of the candidates and questions you’ll be asked to weigh in on.

Spotlight PA compiled a guide for vetting candidates — and their donors — that focuses on the school board contests that are drawing inordinate amounts of attention and money amid fights over school mask rules and teachings on ethnicity and race.

In short, a good deal of candidate research can be performed via the internet. Donor research for local races, however, might require physically traveling to your local seat of government.

Thanks to state-level campaign finance rules, the legwork is easier — relatively speaking — for vetting statewide candidates, such as those vying for an opening on Pennsylvania’s incredibly influential Supreme Court.

The two-way race between Democrat Maria McLaughlin and Republican Kevin Brobson has attracted millions of dollars in donations. Read Spotlight PA’s list of the candidates’ top donors.

The outcome of that race won’t change the high court’s balance of power, but the new justice will have a say in what cases the court accepts. They’ll also cast their vote in closely watched proceedings — some potentially overlapping with donor interests.

Voters statewide — regardless of party affiliation — will also be naming judges to two other powerful appellate courts: Commonwealth and Superior.

Spotlight PA took a look at the candidates for all three judiciary contests. Deborah Gross, president of the advocacy organization Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, calls the races some of the most important imaginable.

Gross said decisions handed down by these courts affect everyday Pennsylvanians “probably more so than a legislator,” adding, “The judges in these positions really rule on every aspect of a person’s or business’ life.”

Not convinced? Watch Spotlight PA’s panel on why these elections matter.

Happy voting.

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Where, How To Vote In Bergen County For 2021 Elections ...

20-10-2021 · Where, How To Vote In Bergen County For 2021 Elections - Wyckoff, NJ - Early voting begins Oct. 23. Here's where, and how, you can vote during that period and beyond.


BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — The early voting period for this year's November elections begins on Saturday, and there are a number of ways to cast a ballot in Bergen County this year.

With early ballots being cast this week, and sample ballots being sent on Wednesday, Patch has compiled this list of ways to vote, and where you can do it. But first, here are a few key details and resources to know:

The Rundown

  • Election date: Nov. 2
  • Check your voter registration status here.
  • See where to drop off your mail-in ballot here.
  • Track your mail-in ballot here.
  • See where to vote in person here.

Where And How To Vote

In-person early voting: Early voting locations in Bergen County will be open from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. Hours for the eight locations are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The locations are:

  • Jack Alter Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee
  • Administration Building 5th Floor Public Meeting Room, 1 Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack
  • Mahwah Senior Center, 475 Corporate Dr., Mahwah
  • Bergen Community College IT Building, 400 Paramus Rd., Paramus
  • River Vale Community Center, 628 River Vale Rd., River Vale
  • The Williams Center, 15 Sylvan St., Rutherford
  • Tice Senior Center, 411 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Woodcliff Lake

In-person on election day: Voting will be available at regular polling locations in 2021. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Specific polling locations will be listed on sample ballots, but can also be found here.

Mail-in ballot: Voters can submit a vote-by-mail application until Oct. 26. The Bergen County Clerk released these ways to cast a ballot by mail:

  • "Mailing it in as soon as possible. Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day."
  • "Deposit in a Secure Ballot Drop Box no later than 8pm on Election Day."
  • "Deliver your Vote by Mail ballot in person to the Board of Elections located at 1 Bergen County Plaza - Room 310 by 8pm on Election Day."

There are a number of ballot drop boxes across the county. They can be found at:

  • Bergenfield — Behind Borough Hall, 198 N. Washington Ave.
  • Carlstadt — Borough Hall, 500 Madison St.
  • Demarest — Borough Hall, 118 Serpentine Rd.
  • Dumont — Right Side of Library, 180 Washington Ave.
  • Englewood — City Hall, 2-10 Van Brunt St.
  • Emerson — Borough Hall, 1 Municipal Pl.
  • Fair Lawn — Behind Borough Hall, 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave.
  • Fairview — Library, 213 Anderson Ave.
  • Fort Lee — Jack Alter Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terr
  • Franklin Lakes — Borough Hall, 480 Dekorte Dr.
  • Garfield — Behind City Hall, 111 Outwater Lane
  • Hackensack — County Administration Building Parking Lot, 1 Bergen County Plaza
  • Hasbrouck Heights — Behind Borough Hall, 320 Boulevard
  • Hillsdale — Borough Hall Parking Lot, 380 Hillsdale Ave.
  • Lodi — Library, 1 Memorial Dr.
  • Mahwah — Library, 100 Ridge Rd.
  • North Arlington — Borough Hall, 214 Ridge Rd.
  • Norwood — Borough Hall, 455 Broadway
  • Oakland — Borough Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza
  • Old Tappan — Borough Hall, 227 Old Tappan Rd.
  • Paramus — Borough Hall, 1 Jockish Sq.
  • Ramsey — Behind Library, 30 Wyckoff Ave.
  • Ridgewood — Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Ave.
  • Ridgefield — Community Center, 725 Slocum Ave.
  • River Vale — Borough Hall, 406 River Vale Rd.
  • Rutherford — Borough Hall, 176 Park Ave.
  • Saddle Brook — Library, Congress St. Parking Lot, 340 Mayhill Rd.
  • Teaneck — Municipal Building, 818 Teaneck Rd.
  • Waldwick — Behind Municipal Building, 15 E. Prospect St.
  • Westwood — Community Center, 55 Jefferson Ave.
  • Wyckoff — Municipal Building, 340 Franklin Ave.
How to Vote in New Jersey’s 2022 Elections

24-11-2021 · Most voters won’t need identification to vote in person, but some first-time voters may be asked to provide a copy of their ID to vote by mail. You’ll receive a notice with your vote-by-mail ballot if you need to provide a copy of your driver’s license or other acceptable form of ID.


En español | New Jersey’s June 7 primaries will determine which candidates appear on November’s general election ballot for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • All registered voters can request a no-excuse vote-by-mail ballot and vote from home in June’s primaries and November’s general election.
  • Early in-person voting was introduced in New Jersey in 2021. You can vote early and in person at an early voting site starting June 3 for the primary and Oct. 29 for the general election.
  • The state’s primary election is Tuesday, June 7; the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

How do I register to vote?

  • Online: Use the state’s voter information portal once it's been updated with 2022 election information. You’ll need to provide your date of birth and either a driver’s license or ID issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission or your Social Security number. The deadline to register is May 17 for the primary and Oct. 18 for the general election.

You can check if you are registered to vote through the online New Jersey Division of Elections voter search tool.

Election Ballot Drop Box in Hoboken, New Jersey
A voter walks up to a ballot drop box in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Does my party affiliation matter when I vote?

It does in the primary, when you can only vote for the party with which you’re affiliated. If you’re a registered voter who isn’t affiliated with a political party, you can decide which primary to vote in.If you’d like to change your affiliation and vote in another primary, you’ll need to do so by April 13, 55 days before the election.

How can I get a vote-by-mail ballot? Are there important deadlines?

Any registered voter can request a no-excuse vote-by-mail ballot and vote from home in the June primaries and in November’s general election.You can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by mail or in person. 

  • By mail: Download, print and complete your county’s vote-by-mail application and mail it to your county election clerk, or contact your clerk and ask that an application be mailed to you. Applications sent through the mail must be received by May 31 to count in the primary and by Nov. 1 for the general election.
  • In person: Pick up and complete an application at your county election clerk’s office, or drop off a completed application that you printed from the division of election’s website. The deadline to return a ballot request in person is June 6 at 3 p.m. for the primary and Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. for the general election.

You can return your mail-in ballot by mail or in person:

  • By mail: Mail your ballot to your county board of elections office. Your primary ballot must be postmarked by June 7 at 8 p.m. and received by June 13. Your general election ballot must be postmarked by Nov. 8 and received by Nov. 14.

Note that a vote-by-mail ballot cannot be returned to your polling place — you must submit it to your county board of elections office. You can track the status of your ballot through the track my ballot portal once it's been updated with 2022 election information.

Can I vote in person before Election Day?

Yes, you can vote at early voting locations starting on June 3 for the primary and Oct. 29 for the general election. Hours may vary, so use the state's voter information portal once it's been updated for the 2022 elections to find your county's early voting sites.

When is Election Day? When are polls open?

The primary election is Tuesday, June 7. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m, and you’ll be able to vote as long as you’re in line before polls close. Use the state's voter information portal once it's been updated with 2022 election information to find a polling place near you.The general election is Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Do I need identification to vote?

Most voters won’t need identification to vote in person, but some first-time voters may be asked to provide a copy of their ID to vote by mail. You’ll receive a notice with your vote-by-mail ballot if you need to provide a copy of your driver’s license or other acceptable form of ID.In some cases, you may need to show ID if you didn’t provide certain personal information when you registered to vote, but you may still be able to cast a provisional paper ballot.

What races are on the ballot?

  • U.S. House
  • The state held its big statewide election in 2021, though several local offices are on the ballot

Editor’s note: This guide, originally published on Aug. 14, was updated on Nov. 24 with information about how to vote in 2022. Voting rules, procedures and candidates may change before Election Day. We’ll keep this guide updated, so bookmark this page and check back.

Also of Interest

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  • May 17: Voter registration deadline
  • May 31: Last day for election officials to receive vote-by-mail requests through the mail
  • June 3: Early, in-person voting begins
  • June 6: Last day to submit vote-by-mail requests in person
How many Social Security benefits payments remain from ...

27-10-2021 · That means there will be two remaining payments to recipients based on the 2021 rates this year in November and December according to the Social Security Administration’s schedule for …


How many Social Security benefits payments remain from 2021? when are they coming?
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The Social Security Administration announced the highest increase to payment in forty years. The annual increase to benefits has been in effect for over four decades to keep the purchasing power of monthly payments in line with inflation.

However, recipients will have to wait a couple more months before their monthly checks catch up with the past year’s inflation. So how many payments will there be until the new 2022 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) takes effect?

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The last payments due to beneficiaries for October were made Wednesday on the 27th. That means there will be two remaining payments to recipients based on the 2021 rates this year in November and December according to the Social Security Administration’s schedule for benefits payments.

The first payments based on the 2022 COLA will be made to those receiving Supplemental Security Income, their payments go out on the first of each month. Being that the first of the January is a holiday, every year the first payments for the new year are moved forward to December. The first payments for 2022 will be made on Thursday 30 December. The rest of the increased payments will begin in January following the Social Security Administration’s schedule for benefits payments for 2022.

When are Social Security benefits paid each month?

The Social Security Administration spreads out payments for beneficiaries over four weeks each month depending on the type of payment, when a beneficiary began to claim their entitlement or the day of the month they were born.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments go out the first of each month, or when that day is a holiday or a Sunday, the last workday of the prior month.

Social Security beneficiaries who started receiving their monthly Social Security payments prior to May 1997 can expect their entitlement the third of each month. Those who receive both SSI and Social Security also receive their payments on the third of each month. Likewise, if that day is a holiday or falls on a Sunday the payment will be moved forward to the previous business day.

For the rest of recipients, the Social Security Administration spreads them over the three following weeks based on their date of birth. Payments go out on Wednesdays each week for Social Security beneficiaries that signed up after May 1997.

The order is fairly logical, those that were born during the first ten days of a month receive their payments in the second week of each month. Birthdays that fall on the next ten calendar days of a month receive their payment in the third week. And the fourth week payments are made to all recipients with birthdays that fall within the final eleven days of a month.

For all recipients, the Social Security Administration cautions not to contact the agency immediately if a payment isn’t received but to allow three additional mailing days.

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