Voter Information

Registering to Vote
To register to vote you must be:

  •  a US citizen;
  •  at least 18 years old on or before the next election; and
  •  residing at your present address for at least 30 days.

 You are not eligible to register or vote if you are on parole or probation, or if you are serving a prison sentence for violating State or Federal law.

Applications for registration can be obtained from the Cliffside Park Borough Clerk or from the Superintendent of Election’s office in Bergen County (see address below). Registration forms are also available in various State agencies and at Division of Motor Vehicle offices and can be obtained while transacting agency business. You can also print out a registration form below and after entering the required data, mail it to the Superintendent of Election’s Office.

Bergen County Voter Registration Form in English

Bergen County Voter Registration form in Spanish

Bergen County Voter Registration form in Korean

Where do I Vote?

Completed Voter Registration forms must be mailed to:

Patricia DiCostanzo
Bergen County Superintendent of Elections
One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Vote by Mail Ballot Application in English

Vote by Mail Ballot Application in Spanish

Vote by Mail Ballot Application in Korean

Completed Mail In Ballot applications must be mailed to:

John Hogan
Bergen County Clerk
One Bergen County Plaza, Room 130
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Party declaration form in English

Party declaration form in Spanish

Completed Party Declaration forms must be mailed to:

Patricia DiCostanzo
Bergen County Superintendent of Elections
One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Active Uniformed Service Members and US Citizens Living Overseas – Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Application

Completed forms must be mailed to:

John Hogan
Bergen County Clerk
One Bergen County Plaza, Room 130
Hackensack, NJ 07601

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Electronically filed Miltary or Federal Ballots can be e-mailed to fedballots@co.bergen.nj.us or faxed to 201.336.6242.

NJ Voter’s Rights Handbook

Schedule of Elections

Primary Elections
Primary Elections are ordinarily held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. The primary is held to nominate party candidates for the General Election and to elect party members of the State and County Committees and Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the National Conventions in Presidential Election years. Polls for Primary Elections are open from 6:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M.
General Elections
General Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect various National, State, County and Municipal officials to office. Polls for General Elections are open from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
School Elections
School Elections are held annually on the third Tuesday in April. They are non-partisan elections to elect members to the Boards of Education and to approve the proposed school budgets. You must be a registered voter in order to participate in school board elections. Polling hours vary in each school district, but they must open between the hours of 5:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. Check with your local school board for the time, or check your sample ballot. (NOTE: Hours for the Cliffside Park School Board Election are 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.)
Special Elections
Special Elections may be held at various times throughout the year, but generally on a Tuesday. Notification of such elections is advertised in your local newspaper.

April 18, 2017 – Annual School Election

June 6, 2017 – Primary Election

November 7, 2017 – General Election

Locations to Vote:

District                                                 Location

1 & 2                                                   #5 School, 214 Day Ave. (Auditorium)

3 & 5                                                   #3 School, 397 Palisade Ave. (Gym)

6, 7, & 12                                            #6 School, 440 Oakdene Ave. (Gym)

4 & 9                                                   High School, Palisade & Riverview Ave. (Corridor)

10, 11 & 13                                         Early Learning Center – 263 Lafayette Ave. (Gym)

8                                                         Senior Citizen Building, 500 Gorge Rd. (Recreation Room)

14                                                        Winston Tower 200, 200 Winston Drive. (Recreation Room)

15                                                        Winston Tower 300, 300 Winston Drive (Recreation Room)