DUE TO COVID-19, THE NOVEMBER 3RD GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED PRIMARILY VIA VOTE-BY-MAIL.
DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.
The following information addresses the most important aspects of voter registration and elections in Tenafly:
Primary Elections are held on the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in June; polls are open from 6am to 8pm.
General Elections are held on the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in November; polls are open from 6am to 8pm.
Registering to Vote:
To verify if you are registered to vote, click here.
Any U.S. citizen who will be 18 years old at the time of the next ensuing election, residing in the State of New Jersey and the County of Bergen for at least 30 days prior to the next election, may register to vote.
You can register to vote, change your name, or change your address anytime throughout the year. However, to be eligible to vote in a school, primary, general, or special election, you must register at least 21 days before that election.
Mail-in registration forms are available at the Office of Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registration in Hackensack. You may also pick up an application at the Borough Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Late night voter registration is held in the Borough Clerk’s Office 21 days before an election in which the Office will be accepting registration forms until 9pm.
If a registered voter, who is declared in a specific political party wishes to change his/her party affiliation, he/she must complete a Party Affiliation Declaration Form, 55 days before the Primary Election. These forms are available at the Office of Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registration in Hackensack and in the Borough Clerk’s Office. Upon completion, these forms are to be mailed or delivered in person to the Office of Superintendent of Elections/Commissioner of Registration in Hackensack
A registered voter, who is unaffiliated with any political party, can declare a party affiliation at the polls in order to vote in the Primary Election.
A registered voter may vote by Provisional Ballot or Fail-Safe Ballot under the following conditions:
A voter who has moved within Tenafly, but currently resides in a different election district, he/she may vote at the new polling place by a Provisional Ballot.
A voter who is currently registered in Bergen County, but moves to another municipality in Bergen County.
A voter whose voter registration information is missing from the poll book.
First time voters for a Federal Election who are registered, but fail to submit required identification when registering.
Vote by Mail:
Formerly known as Absentee Ballots, any registered voter can choose to vote in any election by using a mail-in ballot. Applications for a mail-in ballot are available in the County Clerk’s Office in Hackensack and in the Borough Clerk’s Office.
The application to Vote by Mail must be received by the County Clerk:
At least 7 days before the date of the election, if it is mailed.
By 3:00pm the day before the election, if the voter appears in person at the COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE.
A voter has the option of indicating on the mail-in ballot application if he/she would prefer to receive mail-in ballots for each election that takes place during the remainder of the calendar year.
For any questions regarding voter registration or elections, please feel free to contact the Borough Clerk, Lissette Aportela, at 201-568-6100.
Also, information and forms are available in the NJ Division of Elections website.
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