Borough of Westwood, New Jersey
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register to vote? What are the requirements?

A: The Borough Clerk's office has mail-in voter registration forms.  In order to register to vote, you must be at least 18 years old by the next regularly held election, and you must be a U.S. citizen or a naturalized citizen.   For further information on elections, click here.


Q: How do I obtain an absentee ballot?

A: The Borough Clerk’s Office has applications for Vote by Mail ballots. The Vote by Mail ballot application must be received (not just postmarked) by the County Clerk no later than 7 days prior to any election. If this deadline is missed, the voter may go in person to Hackensack and vote by mail ballot at the County Clerk’s office up until 3:00 P.M. the day before any election. If it is past that time, the voter will not be able to vote by mail. The vote by mail ballot itself must be received by the Bergen County Board of Elections by the close of polls on election day. Please keep in mind that if the voter applies for a vote by mail ballot, the voter must vote by mail, even if his/her plans change and he/she is able to vote at the regular polling location. A voter will not be allowed to vote at his/her regular polling location once he/she has applied for a vote by mail ballot.

Q: I have recently moved within Westwood, is my voter registration still valid?

A: No. You must register to vote again, with your new address. In addition, if you change your name due to marriage or divorce, you must register with your new name.

Q: How often must I vote to keep my registration valid?

A: You must vote at least once in either a Primary or General election every five years.

Q: Where do I vote?

A:  Search by address for your polling location - Polling Place Search