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Hudson County Clerk’s Office Creates a Website for Voters to Locate Polling Locations

by Victoria Marie Moyeno
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If you are discouraged or know someone who is discouraged to vote-by-mail because you’ve heard that it may be an unreliable way of voting, the Hudson County Clerk’s Office has created a tool for New Jersey voters to educate and assist in every step of the voting-by-mail process. By visiting vote2020.hcnj.us, voters can easily discover what their {possibly new} polling location and ballot drop-off location is, as well as directions to the location. Read on to learn more about this valuable voting tool.

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About The Website

The Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado, County Executive Thomas DeGise, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with the Office of Digital Information, is announced that Hudson County is leading the way by being the first County in the State of New Jersey to offer residents the ability to locate their polling place by simply entering their registered voting address into the 2020 General Election Voting website that they have created. It can be found at vote2020.hcnj.us.

While the bulk of voters will be choosing to vote-by-mail because of social distancing protocols induced by COVID, there will still be several polling locations that will still be accessible for in-person voting. The polling places, generally located in public facilities, will be used for provisional ballot voting, ADA compliant machine voting, and as vote-by-mail drop-off locations on Election Day for those voters assigned to that polling location.

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There will be fewer polling places operating for this election, so voters’ polling locations may not be at the same locations as they were in the past, which is why the Hudson County Clerk’s Office has created the website to
easily locate your polling place.

How It Works

When visiting the 2020 General Election Website at vote2020.hcnj.us, scroll down to the “Voting at a Polling Place” section, where users can enter an address or facility in the search bar or click a location directly on the map to locate their polling site location and hours of operation. Driving directions are also available by selecting “Directions”.

In addition to this feature, unique to Hudson County’s election website, constituents will also have the ability to digitally preview their sample ballot associated with that polling site and access critical election information and directions, such as the location of the closest vote-by-mail official dropbox.

What Officials Are Saying About It

County Executive Tom DeGise noted in the official press release, “The investments Hudson County has made into our digital infrastructure has paid great dividends. We are proud to be the first County in the State to offer such a service. We had great success with the creation of Hudson County’s Covid-19 Dashboard and are thrilled to capitalize on our information network with the launch of the 2020 General Election voting website.”

Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado added that he hopes “the website and its unique features will serve as a model for others to follow. In a climate of confusion and misinformation, it is important that Hudson County residents have the ability to access reliable, accurate material regarding the upcoming General Election.”

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