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Posted on: October 16, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Mercer County Clerk Encourages Voters to Confirm Their Polling Place on Their Sample Ballot

TRENTON - Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello recommends that registered voters carefully examine their sample ballot for the location of their polling place prior to voting in the General Election scheduled for Nov. 6, 2018, for potential location changes. Sample ballots will be mailed to registered voters during the last week of October and will list the location of each voter’s specific polling place on the front of the ballot. There are some voters that may have new polling locations following a State-driven, County Board of Elections audit.

“We recommend that voters review the sample ballot that arrives in the mail and take a second look at their polling location,” said Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello. “My office and the two other Mercer County Election Offices want to see everyone fully participate in voting without unnecessary confusion.”

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. If a voter arrives at his designated polling location and does not find himself in the poll book, the voter may ask poll workers to vote via a provisional ballot. This is a voter’s right. Extra provisional ballots will be on site to ensure that no voter is disenfranchised from voting based on a polling change.

Sample ballots are also posted on the Mercer County Clerk’s website at However, they do not list your polling location online. For further information on your polling location, please call the Mercer Board of Elections at (609) 989-6522.

The Mercer County Clerk’s Office will be open late this evening, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, until 8 p.m., to accept voter registration applications in time for the Nov. 6 General Election. 

Today is the deadline for voter registration in NJ to vote in the November General Election. 

If you are mailing in your registration, please make sure it bears a postmark with today’s date, in order for you to be registered for the upcoming election.

About the Mercer County Clerk’s Office

The County Clerk's Office offers many services that Mercer residents and businesses use every day. The Clerk's Office files and records all documents concerning real estate ownership and transfer, registers small business trade names, processes U.S. passport applications, and swears in notary public applicants.

The office offers photos for people seeking passports and County and Veteran ID cards, and Gold-Star Parent ID cards as well. The County Clerk also has certain election responsibilities – including the printing of ballots, counting of votes cast by electronic machines and the issuance of vote-by-mail ballots. Elections information can be found on our website at

We also offer passport services with extended hours at our Trenton office and at the County's satellite office, the Mercer County Connection, located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center, Route 33 and Paxson Avenue, Hamilton Township.

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