The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area wants to remind all registered voters that in 2021 there are three ways to cast your ballot.

  1. Vote in-person — Go to your usual local polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
  2. Vote by mail — If you want to vote by mail, Oct 26. is the deadline for the county clerk to receive your mail-in ballot application. Applications for a vote-by-mail ballot can be found online at essexboardofelections.com/forms-resources or you may apply in person at the county clerk’s office until 3 p.m. on Nov. 1 
  3. Early voting — Voters will now have the opportunity to vote from Oct. 23 through 31 at a select list of polling locations in Essex County. A list is at essexboardofelections.com/early-voting-sites

Voters can check their registration status, find the location and hours of their polling locations, review the rules for registration and voting by mail and link to other important election events by going to nj.gov/state/elections/vote.shtml

The League of Women Voters urges all registered voters to exercise their right to vote and have a say in America’s future. Every vote counts, and our votes make a difference.

Voting brings us together as Americans. This election is about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. Take control and commit to vote on or by Nov. 2

Elizabeth “Liz” Milner
President, League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area


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