Let’s Vote: Instructions for Vote-By-Mail ballots

Ballots are starting to arrive this week.
Here’s what you need to know to ensure your vote counts to
keep #MovingTeaneck Forward!

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What’s going on with voting this year?

This year, due to social distancing requirements, the Governor has made the May 12 Municipal election, Vote-By-Mail for everyone.1

When do ballots arrive?

Starting on April 23rd, ballots will arrive in mailboxes.

So… I’ve never voted by mail. How do you vote once you get the ballot in the mail?

You’re not alone and we are here to help!

Got questions?  Call us: (201) 474-5719 or email: info@movingteaneckforward.com

These are actual ballots, not the samples you may be used to seeing.

They will look like this:

The official instructions can be found here: Official Vote By Mail Instructions

  • Step 1: Mark the circle for each of the three candidates

  • Step 2: Insert your completed ballot in the Certificate of Mail-In Voter envelope and seal the envelope.

  • Step 3: Complete the Certificate of Mail-In Voter envelope.
    You MUST sign and seal where indicated.

  • Step 4: Insert the Certificate of Mail-In Voter envelope in the return envelope

  • Step 5: Seal the Return Envelope

  • Step 6: Complete the Return Envelope (no postage required)

Remember to place the ballot in the mail as soon as possible.  Ballots received late, may not count.


  1. On March 19, 2020 Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 105 which stated the following: “The time restrictions of N.J.S.A. 19:63-9 shall be suspended, and vote-by-mail ballots shall be mailed in compliance with a schedule to be prepared by the Secretary of State in a manner to ensure the timely receipt and return of ballots for counting in the May 12, 2020 elections.”