The City of Summit is announcing election-related deadlines and voting information for the November 7 General Election.
The deadline to register to vote in the November 7 General Election is Tuesday, October 17. Residents can register to vote at the Summit City Clerk’s Office, located on the second floor of City Hall, at 512 Springfield Avenue. To accommodate last minute registrants, there will be evening voter registration hours on October 17 from 4:30 to 9PM. Regular voter registration hours are 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday.
The deadline to apply by mail for a mail-in ballot for the General Election is Tuesday, October 31. The deadline to apply in person for a mail-in ballot is Monday, November 6 at 3PM at the Union County Clerk’s Annex Office in Westfield, 300 North Avenue East, or the County Clerk’s Office in Elizabeth at the Administration Building, 2 Broad Street. Applications for voting by mail are available at the City Clerk’s Office or online.
Summit residents can find information on their ward and district on the city website. A list of Summit polling locations based on ward and district can also be found on the city website. Residents that usually vote at the Summit Community Center will now vote at Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 77 Morris Avenue. The address for the temporary polling location will be provided on sample ballots mailed to residents.
Citizens of the United States that are 18 years of age on or before the date of the election and a resident of NJ and Union County for no less than 30 days are eligible to vote. Voter registration applications may be obtained from the Union County website. Residents must be registered to vote no less than 21 days in advance of an election to be eligible to vote.
For other election-related information, please call the Summit City Clerk’s Office at 908-273-6400 or visit cityofsummit.org/elections.