Resources

Below are resources to get you started on your journey as a well informed and enabled voter in the Pompton Lakes community.  Note, Pompton Lakes is the 11th Congressional District in New Jersey.

Dates to keep handy for the 2020 General Election

2020 Voter Information Resources

There are some really useful state and county level resources to help get information on the voting process, dates and resources for the upcoming general election on November 3, 2020. For questions, how-to videos and other valuable resources, here are some of your best bets:

2020 NJ Voter Information Portal – Voter registration details, check your voting status and a great FAQ to answer most of your questions for this November’s election.

Passaic County 2020 Voter Information Portal – Information on the upcoming election specific to Passaic County, FAQs and videos, as well as contact information for questions and voter ballot needs.

Vote411.org – The League of Women Voter’s hub of information on local candidates. Compare and contrast information supplied by the candidates themselves in the LWV’s online database. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Visit  https://www.vote411.org/
  2. Click on Find What’s On Your Ballot
  3. Enter Your Address & Click Submit
  4. Under Additional Settings Choose Pompton Lakes Borough & Click Go to My Races
  5. Choose School Board & Click Go to My Races
  6. Choose Language (everything has been translated into Spanish) & Click Go to My Races

2020 Election – Secure Ballot Drop Location

Pompton Lakes has a secure ballot drop location available for voters to use for this upcoming general election. The box is found behind the Pompton Lakes Municipal building at 25 Lenox Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442.

Rest assured with placing your ballot in a secure drop box. It is a secure, locked structure operated by election officials where voters may deliver their ballots from the time they receive them in the mail up to the time polls close on at 8 pm on Election Day, November 3rd. They are available 24 hours a day, and will be under surveillance by security cameras and collected daily by county election officials.

Passaic County Secure Ballot Box Drop Locations

2020 Election FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
League of Women Voters

General Election – Tuesday November 3 Important Dates (Subject to Change) 

  • September 19 Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for General Election (45 days before election)
  • October 13 Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
  • October 27 Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election (not less than 7 days prior to election)
  • October 28 Mailing of Sample Ballots for General Election (on or before 12 noon on Wednesday preceding the election)
  • November 2 – by 3:00 p.m. Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election(up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election)
  • November 3 Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots from the General Election
  • November 3 Deadline for in Person Submission of General Election Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election (by 8:00 p.m. on the day of election)

CDC Election Day Recommendations

  • The CDC encourages voters to use voting methods that minimize direct contact with other people and reduce crowd size at polling stations.
  • Use mail-in methods of voting, if allowed, in the jurisdiction.
  • Early voting is ideal, when voter crowds may be smaller throughout the day. This minimizes the number of individuals a voter may come in contact with.
  • Encouraging voters planning to vote in-person on election day to arrive at off-peak times. For example, if voter crowds are lighter mid-morning, advertise that in advance to the community.
  • Encouraging relocating polling places from nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and senior living residences, to minimize COVID-19 exposure among older individuals and those with chronic medical conditions.
  • Consider additional social distancing and other measures to protect these individuals during voting.


Register to Vote in New Jersey

To register in New Jersey, you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 17 years old, though you may not vote until you have reached the age of 18
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
  • A person NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction

Registrants must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.

2019 NJ Citizen’s Guide to Government 

A comprehensive guide to help understand voting and elections in the state of New Jersey.  Look to this resource for everything you need to know regarding voter registration, the structure of our state, as well as national government.  This guide will help to answer many of your questions regarding the organization of our government and the election system.

Listings of Federal and NJ State Elected Officials 

Provided by the Passaic County Clerk’s Office.

Listings of Passaic County Municipal Elected Officials

This list of Municipal Elected Officials has been prepared as a courtesy of the Passaic County Clerk’s Office. Since information has been provided and certified by the (16) municipal clerks throughout
Passaic County, the County Clerk does not assume responsibility for its accuracy.

Pompton Lakes Borough Council

The six member Borough Council is elected at large and the members serve three-year terms. Council members do not keep regular office hours at Borough Hall; however, each member has their own email address where they can be reached.

VOTE411.org 

Find more information on your upcoming election using VOTE411.org.

Vote by Mail (Absentee Ballot)

A voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot (listed below) and returning the application to their County Clerk.  Click on the mailbox icon above to get more information on voting by mail in NJ.