Election 2020

November 18, 2020

Curing of ballots

Curing of ballots

By the close of business on Nov. 18, voters whose ballots were set aside for problems with their signatures can fix, or “cure,” their ballots by mail, by email, by fax or in person. Voters whose ballots need curing will be notified by their County Board of Elections. Signature cures are specifically for voters who signature does not match what is in their voter profile and for voters who do not sign their certificate.

November 20, 2020



Between Nov. 10 and Nov. 23, counties will release vote tallies. The final vote canvass — the official name for counting — will be on Nov. 20, when New Jersey’s 21 County Boards of Elections will meet.

December 8, 2020



Election 2020 is complete as New Jersey certifies the results and sends them to Washington, D.C.

December 14, 2020

Electoral College

Electoral College

The Electoral College meets in Washington, D.C., to elect the next president and vice president.

December 15, 2020

Perth Amboy runoff election

Perth Amboy runoff election

Labor Candidates Helmin J. Caba, an AFT brother, and Rose B. Morales, and AFSCME sister, are running for Mayor and City Council, respectively.


Election Victories

Labor 2020

Labor 2020 Toolkit

This is the most important election in recent memory.

This is our chance to launch a major labor offensive, our chance to expand working family representation in Congress and strengthen the voice of organized labor throughout New Jersey.
Our candidates are fighting for an economy that works for all of us, not just corporations and the wealthy. They are fighting to make healthcare more affordable and to ensure equal pay for equal work.

Every vote counts. There is strength in numbers, and when we vote and encourage our families to vote, we can make a difference. If you don’t stand up for what you believe in and elect candidates who will work for you, others will — and you may not like the outcome.

Labor Candidates Program

Labor Candidates Resolution

Labor Candidate Requirements

Proposed by the Labor Candidates Sub-Committee on January 31, 2006 and approved unanimously by the New Jersey AFL-CIO Executive Board on Monday, June 12, 2006

The President and Secretary/Treasurer agreed to memorialize the Board’s action describing the standards which must be met by a union member in order to be considered a New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidate. The standards are as follows:

1. Union members seeking candidacy to elected office must notify and secure the support of their local union President/Business Manager

2. As soon as the local union is advised of a union member’s intention to seek election to public office, the local union President/Business Manager shall notify the local Central Labor Council(s) and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO about their candidacy.

3. After obtaining the support of the local union leadership, the union member seeking candidacy for elected office must be considered and reviewed by their local Central Labor Council and finally by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO.

4. After a positive review by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, the union member seeking candidacy for elected office must attend and graduate from the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates School. However, a union member who is the incumbent office holder and is seeking re-election to said office does not, if he or she so determines, have to attend and graduate from the Labor Candidates School. This personal investment by the union member demonstrates a commitment to represent New Jersey’s working families. Additionally, the union member must commit to work on WORKER/VOTER, member education, and Get-Out-The-Vote activities.

Labor Candidates Pledge

Labor Candidates School

The Labor Candidates School and Non-Partisan Training Seminars are the cornerstones of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s political program. At the Labor Candidates School, which is held every summer, election experts instruct union members about fund-raising and election law, research, message development, public speaking, media relations, voter contact, volunteer recruitment, targeting and get-out-the-vote. Participants are awarded full scholarships by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO.

Details about the Candidates School for 2020 are subject to the reopening of New Jersey as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

More than 150 Labor Candidates School graduates currently hold public office. These include U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, State Senate President Steve Sweeney, State Sen. Troy Singleton, and Assemblymen Joe Egan, Wayne DeAngelo, Eric Houghtaling, Thomas Giblin, Anthony Verrelli and Paul Moriarty.

As officeholders, our graduates have championed policies that reflect the priorities of New Jersey’s working families, such as paid family leave and raising the minimum wage.

Become a Labor Candidate

Union members are Republicans and Democrats, that’s why we encourage and support union members to run through both major political parties. To learn more about the Labor Candidates Program or to enroll in the Labor Candidates School, please complete and submit the form below.

Take advantage of the many resources available to support your election campaign! When union members run, working families win!!!

No one can represent working families and their unions better than working people themselves. That’s why the New Jersey State AFL-CIO sponsors an ongoing program to recruit, train, mentor, and support union brothers and sisters running for elected office. Through the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates School, union members gain the skills they need to succeed in the political arena.

Candidate Sign Up


Door-to-door canvassing — “retail politics,” some people call it — is the most effective way to get the issues to the voters and the voters to the polls. The MiniVAN program is the future of canvassing that gets results.

All About MiniVAN

County Clerk’s Offices

Click street address for directions

Atlantic County Clerk

Clerk’s Building, 5901 Main St. Mays Landing, NJ 08330 | 609-625-4011; Fax 609-625-4738 |

Bergen County Clerk

1 Bergen County Plaza Hackensack, NJ 07601-7000 | 201-336-7000; Fax 201-336-7002 |

Burlington County Clerk

Court Complex, 1st Floor 49 Rancocas Road, Mount Holly, NJ 08060 | 609-265-5122; Fax 609-265-0696|

Camden County Clerk

520 Market St., Camden, NJ 08102-1375 | 856-225-5300; Fax 856-225-5316 |

Cape May County Clerk

7 N. Main St., P.O. Box 5000, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 | 609-465-1010; Fax 609-465-8625 |

Cumberland County Clerk

60 W. Broad St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302 | 856-453-4860; Fax 856-455-1410 |

Essex County Clerk

247 Hall of Records, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102 | 973-621-4921; Fax 973-621-2537 |

Gloucester County Clerk

1st Floor Courthouse, 1 N. Broad St., P.O. Box 129, Woodbury, NJ 08096-0129 | 856-853-3237; Fax 856-853-3327 |

Hudson County Clerk

257 Cornelison Ave. 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302 | 201-369-3470; Fax 201-369-3478 |

Hunterdon County Clerk

Hall of Records, 71 Main St., Flemington, NJ 08822 | 908-788-1214; Fax 908-782-4068 |

Mercer County Clerk

P.O. Box 8068, 209 S. Broad St., Trenton, NJ 08650-0068 | 609-989-6998; Fax 609-989-1111 |

Middlesex County Clerk

75 Bayard St., 4th Floor P.O. Box 1110 New Brunswick, NJ 08903-1110 | 732-745-3827; Fax 732-745-3642 |

Monmouth County Clerk

Market Yard, 33 Mechanic St., P.O. Box 1251, Freehold, NJ 07728-1251 | 732-431-7324; Fax 732-409-7566 |

Morris County Clerk

10 Court St., P.O. Box 315, Morristown, NJ 07963-0315 | 973-285-6120; Fax 973-285-5233 |

Ocean County Clerk

112 Courthouse, 118 Washington St., P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754 | 732-929-2018; Fax 732-349-4338 |

Passaic County Clerk

401 Grand St. Room 130, Paterson, NJ 07505 | 973-225-3690; Fax 973-754-1920 |

Salem County Clerk

110 Fifth St., Suite 200, P.O. Box 18, Salem, NJ 08079-9856 | 856-935-7510 ext. 8605 Fax 856-935-8882 |

Somerset County Clerk

20 Grove St., P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876-1262 | 908-231-7013; Fax 908-575-3930 |

Sussex County Clerk

Hall of Records, 83 Spring St. Suite 304, Newton, NJ 07860-1795 | 973-579-0900; Fax 973-383-7493 |

Union County Clerk

2 Broad St. P.O. Box 6099, Elizabeth, NJ 07207-6099 | 908-527-4787; Fax 908-558-2589 |

Warren County Clerk

413 2nd St., Belvidere, NJ 07823 | 908-475-6211; Fax 908-475-6208 |

Board of Election Offices

Click the street address for directions

Atlantic County:

Historic Court House Complex, 5903 Main St., Mays Landing, NJ 08330| 609-645-5867 |

Bergen County:

One Bergen County Plaza, Room 310, Hackensack, NJ 07601 | 201-336-6225 |

Burlington County:

50 Rancocas Road 1st Floor, P.O. Box 6000, Mount Holly, NJ 08060 | 609-265-5062 |

Camden County:

Elections and Archive Center, 100 University Court, Blackwood, NJ 08012 | 856-401-8683 |

Cape May County:

10 West Mechanic St., P.O. Box 5000, Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210-5000 | 609-465-1050 |

Cumberland County:

555 Shiloh Pike, Bridgeton, NJ 08302 | 856-453-5801 |

Essex County:

Hall of Records, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Room 411, Newark, NJ 07102 | 973-621-5071 |

Gloucester County:

550 Grove Road, Paulsboro, NJ 08066 | 856-384-4500 |

Hudson County:

Hudson County Plaza, 257 Cornelison Ave. 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302 | 201-369-3435 | no website

Hunterdon County:

Permanent Registration Office, 71 Main Street, Bldg. 3A, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822 | 908-788-1190 |

Mercer County:

640 S. Broad St., PO Box 8068, Trenton, NJ 08650 | 609-989-6522 |

Middlesex County:

11 Kennedy Blvd., East Brunswick, NJ 08816-1250 | 732-745-3471 |

Monmouth County:

300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728 | 732-431-7802 ext. 7150 |

Morris County:

Administration & Records Building, 10 Court St. 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 900, Morristown, NJ 07963-0900 | 973-285-6715 |

Ocean County:

129 Hooper Ave., P.O. Box 2006, Toms River, NJ 08754-2006 | 732-929-2167 |

Passaic County:

401 Grand St. Room 123, Paterson, NJ 07503 | 973-881-4527 |

Salem County:

110 Fifth St. Suite 1000, Salem, NJ 08079 | 856-935-7510 ext. 8329 |

Somerset County:

Administration Building, 20 Grove St., P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876-1262 | 908-231-7084 |

Sussex County:

83 Spring St. Suite 305, Newton, NJ 07860-2080 | 973-579-0950 |

Union County:

271 North Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ 07208 | 908-527-4123 |

Warren County:

202 Mansfield St., Belvidere, NJ 07823 | 908-475-6313 |

About COPE

Every year, the affiliated unions of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO vote on which election candidates to endorse based on their voting records and stances on working family issues. Our state federation has a proud history of endorsing both Democratic and Republican candidates who support working families and the core values of the Labor Movement.

Working in partnership with the AFL-CIO Political Department, New Jersey’s Central Labor Councils, Building Trades Councils and affiliated local unions, our COPE program coordinates a statewide effort to educate union members about our endorsements and the benefits of voting for candidates who will put working families first.

COPE also manages the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program. Launched in 1997, the Labor Candidates Program recruits, trains and mentors union members running for public office. To date, the program has guided 1,091 election victories for union members. Our Labor Candidates hold offices at nearly every level of state, county and local government — from state Senate and Assembly to County Freeholder and School Board.