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Posted on: September 16, 2020

November 3rd Election is Mainly a Vote-By-Mail Election

NJ Votes by Mail on November 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order 177 stating that voting in New Jersey will be done primarily by mail.

All active registered voters in New Jersey will automatically receive a Vote-By-Mail Ballot (formerly called an "Absentee Ballot") for the November 3rd election.

NJ Votes logo, Track My Ballot with points along line

If you never received a ballot, accidentally discarded it, or have made an error that would cause the ballot not to be counted, you must complete the Second Ballot Request Form (PDF) and return it to the Essex County Clerk's Office to receive a new ballot.

Download and print the form, complete and sign it, and then either email the completed form to or fax it to 973-621-5178. 

The deadline to submit a Second Ballot Request is Friday, October 23, 2020.

Polling Places

Livingston will have 2 polling places open on November 3:

  • Livingston Senior/Community Center – 204 Hillside Avenue, Lower Level, Tahaney Room 2  
  • Livingston Town Hall  357 S. Livingston Avenue, First Floor

These two polling places will only provide:

  1. ADA-compliant visually impaired audio voting
  2.  Provisional Paper Ballots

Please note that the Provisional Paper Ballot is similar to a VBM Ballot.

All are urged to use their VBM Ballot. Provisional Ballots are counted last and must be checked against the VBM Ballots that have already been cast before they are accepted and canvassed. 

Returning Your VBM Ballot

VBM Ballots can be mailed at the Post Office, placed in a standard mailbox, brought to the polling place on Election Day, delivered to the Essex County Board of Elections Office, or placed in an Essex County Mail-In Ballot Drop-Off Box. Find deadlines and more information here.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Only you, the voter, can bring your ballot to your polling place on Election Day.

The Ballot Box in Livingston is located at Livingston Town Hall, 357 S. Livingston Avenue.

Specifically, the Ballot Box is located at the northeast corner at the rear of the building, closest to the YMCA and the electric vehicle charging station, next to the Tax and Water payment box.

Drop-Off Box Locations

Essex County Mail-In Ballot Box locations are as follows:

  • BELLEVILLE: Police Department/Town Hall, 152 Washington Ave. Parking Lot Entrance, Belleville, NJ 07109
  • BLOOMFIELD: Firehouse #3 124 East Passaic Ave., Bloomfield, NJ 07003
  • CALDWELL: Town Hall 1 Provost Square, Caldwell, NJ 07006
  • CEDAR GROVE: Essex County Department of Public Works, 100 West Bradford Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009       
  • EAST ORANGE: City Hall 44 City Hall Plaza, East Orange, NJ 07018 
  • ESSEX FELLS: Municipal Bldg (rear), 255 Roseland Ave., Essex Fells, NJ 07021
  • FAIRFIELD: Police Department (front), 230 Fairfield Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07004
  • GLEN RIDGE: Municipal Bldg, 825 Bloomfield Ave., Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
  • IRVINGTON: Town Hall/Police Department, 1 Civic Square, Irvington, NJ 07111
  • LIVINGSTON: Town Hall, 357 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039
  • MAPLEWOOD: Police & Court Bldg, 1618 Springfield Ave., Maplewood, NJ 07040
  • MILLBURN: Town Hall, 375 Millburn Ave., Millburn, NJ 07041
  • MONTCLAIR: Municipal Bldg, 205 Claremont Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
  • NORTH CALDWELL: Borough Hall, 141 Gould Ave., North Caldwell, NJ 07006
  • NEWARK: City Hall, 44 City Hall Plaza (Green Street side), Newark, NJ 07102    
  • NUTLEY: Town Hall, 1 Kennedy Dr., Nutley, NJ 07110 
  • ORANGE: Freddie Polhill Law & Justice Complex, 29 Park St., Orange, NJ 07050
  • ROSELAND: Police Station, 15 Harrison Ave., Roseland, NJ 07068
  • SOUTH ORANGE: Firehouse, 56 Sloan Street (Gazebo), South Orange, NJ 07079 
  • VERONA: Civic Center, 600 Bloomfield Ave., Verona, NJ 07044
  • WEST CALDWELL: Municipal Bldg., 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell, NJ 07006
  • WEST ORANGE:  Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex (Located by Parking Deck), 560 Northfield Ave. West Orange, NJ 07052 & Town Hall 66 Main Street, West Orange NJ 07052

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