Voting & Election Information

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The Borough Clerk is available on all Election days to answer questions and assist Essex County Officials in ensuring that each election runs as smoothly as possible.

You Can Register to Vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen
  • You will be 18 years of age by the next election
  • You will be a resident of the State and county 30 days before the election
  • You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction

Board of Elections Information

Visit The Essex County Board Of Elections Page

Am I Registered to Vote? 

To find out if you are already registered to vote please call either the Essex County Board of Elections at (973) 621-5070 or the Borough Clerk’s Office at (973)-403-8080

Polling Location Information

Notice to roseland voters: Change of polling location for district #3 and district #6

  • Effective immediately, Noecker School will no longer be used as a polling location for primary or general elections. Beginning with the june 7, 2016 primary election, the polling location for District #3 will be the Roseland First Aid Squad Building located at 300 Eagle Rock Avenue, behind the Public Works Building. The polling location for district #6 will be the Roseland Public Library located at 20 Roseland Avenue. 
  • District #1 will continue to vote at the all purpose room at 19 Harrison Avenue
  • District #2 will continue to vote at the Roseland First Aid Squad Building
  • District #4 will continue to vote at the all purpose room at 19 Harrison Avenue
  • District #5 will continue to vote at the Roseland Public Library.
DistrictPolling LocationAddress
1 & 4New Borough Hall19 Harrison Avenue
2 & 3Roseland First Aid Squad Building300 Eagle Rock Avenue
5 & 6Roseland Public Library20 Roseland Avenue

Where do I vote? 

Click Here to find out where to vote in your District, or call the Clerk’s Office at (973)-403-8080.

How and Where to Register to Vote? 

Applications for registration can be obtained from the following:

NJ Division of Elections
P.O. Box 304
Trenton, NJ 08625-0304

Essex County Commissioner of Registration
Hall of Records Room 429
465 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102

Municipal Clerk's Office 
140 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068

You may also print a registration application and after entering required data, mail it to the Commissioner of Registration Office address shown below. In addition, this form can be used for name and address changes. The Commissioner of Registration cannot accept faxed copies or an electronic transmission of a voter registration form since an original signature is required. The registrant must download the form and send the hard copy to the Commissioner of Registration. The registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.

The Voter Registration Applications can be either dropped off at the Borough Clerk’s Office or mailed to:

Essex County Commissioner of Registration
Hall of Records Room 429
465 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102

How, When, and Where Can I Change My Party Affiliation? 

A registered voter desiring to affiliate with a party or change their party affiliation must file a new registration application, marking the appropriate box at the top of the form indicating that they are making a party affiliation change. These forms are also available at the Borough Clerk’s Office or at your local Commissioner of Registration Office. Once completed the form must be mailed or delivered to:

Essex County Commissioner of Registration
Hall of Records Room 429
465 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Newark, NJ 07102

If you have not previously declared your party affiliation you may do so at the polls when you go to vote in your first Primary Election. After that, you may change your party affiliation or change to unaffiliated by filing out the change form no later than 55 days before a primary election.

If you are a registered member of the Green Party, Libertarian Party, Natural Law Party, Reform Party, U.S. Constitution Party or the Conservative Party, you can participate in the convention of that party, according to its bylaws, but you cannot vote in either the Democratic or Republican Primary.

If you are a previously affiliated voter who becomes unaffiliated, you must file the declaration form no later than 55 days before the primary in order vote in either primary.

A newly registered voter, an unaffiliated voter or a voter who has never voted in a primary election, can affiliate with the Democratic or Republican Party on the day of the primary.

How Do I Obtain a Vote-by-Mail Application? 

The State of New Jersey has updated the law for absentee voting to now be “Vote By Mail.” This change in the law now makes it easier for you, the voter, to cast your ballot. You now have the option to receive mail-in ballots for all elections in a calendar year, or a mail-in ballot for all future November General Elections. A voter may apply for the Vote By Mail ballot by completing an Application and mailing the application to:

Christopher J. Durkin 
Essex County Clerk 
P.O Box 690
Newark, NJ 07102

Applications are also available at the County Clerk’s Office and the Borough Municipal Clerk’s Office

Your application must be received seven (7) days prior to the election if sent via mail. You can also apply in person the Essex County Clerk’s Office up until 3:00 pm the day before the election. Only active duty military and voters residing overseas may apply by fax or e-mail. All other voters must apply in writing, with original signature. If you applied for a Vote By Mail Ballot and did not receive or return the ballot, you may vote by provisional ballot at the polls.

I have recently moved and did not change my address with the Essex County Board of Elections, where do I vote? 

The voter is to go to the polling place of the voting district to which the voter has moved to get permission to vote through the provisional voting procedure. The District Board worker shall receive verification from the Board of Elections or the Superintendent of Elections to confirm that the voter is indeed a registered voter in the county.

If the voter’s registration is confirmed, the voter makes a written affirmation regarding the change of address. The District Board worker provides provisional ballot and affirmation statement to the voter for completion. The affirmation statement constitutes a transfer to the registrant’s new residence for any subsequent election and no further action for change of address is required.

If the voter’s registration in NOT confirmed, the voter will not be permitted to vote. The voter has the right to go to Superior Court and obtain a Court Order to permit them to vote.