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Primary Election, June 6, 2023  Cape May County
May 16 Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election (21 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:31-6
May 16 Mandated Evening Voter Registration Available for Primary Election in Offices of County Commissioners of Registration (optional for Municipal Clerk) (21 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:31-2
May 23 Deadline for Filing of Challenger Appointments for Primary Election (second Tuesday preceding election) N.J.S.A. 19:7-3
May 28 – June 3 Publication of Notice of Primary Election by County Boards of Election (once during the calendar week prior to election) N.J.S.A. 19:12-7
May 30 Publication of Challenge and Complaint Procedures for Primary Election by County Boards of Election (7 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:12
May 30 Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election (not less than 7 days prior to election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-3
May 31 Mailing of Sample Ballots for Primary Election (on or before 12 noon on Wednesday preceding the start of the early voting period for the primary election) N.J.S.A. 19:23-34 June
June 2 – June 4 Early Voting Period (start on the 4th calendar day before a non-presidential primary election and end on the second calendar day before that non-presidential primary election) N.J.S.A. 19:15A-1
June 2 Deadline for Application to Receive Primary Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters (4th day before election) N.J.S.A. 19:59-4
June 5 – by 3:00 p.m. Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for Primary Election (up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-3
June 5 Publication of Challenge and Complaint Procedures for Primary Election by County Boards of Election (1 day before election) N.J.S.A. 19:12-9
June 6 Primary Election Day (Tuesday after first Monday in June) N.J.S.A. 19:2-1, N.J.S.A. 19:23-40

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Polls will be open in Ocean City 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2022. See Municipal Election Polling Places 2022. Polling places will include new touch-screen voting equipment. See preview of what to expect at the polls.

Any registered Ocean City voter can request a vote-by-mail ballot by completing an application for a vote-by-mail ballot. Once they receive and complete them, voters can return ballots by mail (they must be postmarked no later than Nov. 8 and received by the county no later than 6 days after the election).

Voters can return ballots by using the secure dropbox outside City Hall (861 Asbury Avenue).

Voters can deliver mail-in ballots in-person to the County Board of Elections (10 W. Mechanic St., Cape May Court House) before the close of the polls on election day.

Voters requesting a vote-by-mail ballot will be asked if they would like to receive mail-in ballots for “all future elections” or for “only one” election. Anybody who was issued a vote-by-mail ballot for this election will be given a provisional ballot if they show up at the polls.

This allows the election board to make sure only one vote is counted for each voter. Voters can check to see if they are on an active and continuing vote-by-mail list by visiting under “Track My Ballot.” Anybody who no longer wants to receive vote-by-mail ballots, must complete the opt-out form available at

Polls will be open at three locations outside of Ocean City for early in-person voting from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6. See locations and more information.


Polling Places for the Nov. 8, 2022 Municipal Election
Map of Ocean City Voting Districts and Polling Places (scroll down within PDF to see individual ward detail)

If a voter does not meet the application deadline (7 days prior to an election) for a mail-in ballot to be sent by mail, the voter may appear in person to the Cape May County Clerk’s Office until 3 p.m. the day prior to the election.

This is known as “emergency time.” Approved applicants will receive their ballots on the spot. If the voter cannot appear in person, he/she may complete an application designating a messenger, who must be either a family member or a registered voter in Cape May County.

The messenger must appear at the County Clerk’s Office with the application and photo identification.

If the application is approved, the ballot will be issued to the messenger for delivery to the voter. The messenger may not be a candidate. No person shall serve as an authorized messenger for more than three qualified voters in an election.