All registered New Jersey voters were sent a mail-in ballot for this election, but if you have not turned it in, or simply want to vote in person, you can do so on Election Day. But it will be different.
Verona will hold in-person voting only in the gyms at Verona High School, so don’t go to your usual polling place in one of the other schools. You can park in the lot on Sampson Drive and access the gyms through the steps or the handicap ramp at the back of the building. You will need to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Remember that, under New Jersey law against electioneering, you cannot wear hats, badges or garments promoting a particular candidate into a polling place.
Only voters who have a disability that requires an accommodation will be voting on a voting machine. Everyone else will vote using a paper provisional ballot. These ballots will be counted only after the ballots that have been dropped off or mailed in, to make sure that people are only voting once.
The VHS polling location will be open between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day. You can also put your ballot in the drop box in front of the Verona Police Department at 600 Bloomfield Avenue until 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you still want to mail your ballot back, bring it to a Post Office and ask the clerks to postmark it so that election officials can see that you met the deadline. The Verona Post Office is located at 682 Bloomfield Avenue, just west of Grove Avenue. You can also use the Cedar Grove post office at 519 Pompton Avenue, next to the main fire house. There is a large parking lot there.
The Essex County Clerk has begun to count the ballots that have been submitted, but no results can be released before the polls close. Check the election results page then.