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Voter Registration

To register in New Jersey you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 17 years old, and understand that I may not vote until reaching the age of 18.
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
  • You are not serving a sentence of incarceration as a result of a conviction of any indictable offense under the laws of this or another state or of the United States.
  • Do not Fax or Email Voter Registration forms, we cannot accept electronic registration. Completed form with original signature is required. Please mail, or deliver in-person: Board of Election 110 Fifth Street, Suite 1000 Salem NJ 08079
    Registration Deadline is 21 days prior to election.
  • False or fraudulent registration may subject you to a fine of up to $5,000, imprisonment up to 5 years or both pursuant to R.S. 19:34-1
  • You may also register to vote in Salem County at the following locations: Social Services Office, Motor Vehicle Commission or Municipal Clerk’s Offices

Election Results

Please contact the Salem County Clerk for Certified Official Results: Dale Cross 856-935-7510 ext 8605 or visit the website at https://salemcountyclerk.org (link opens in new window).

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Notice to Mail-in Ballot Bearers

A person who transports a voted (completed) vote by mail ballot for someone else is considered a “Bearer”. Bearers are limited to three (3) non-household ballots per election, except that an authorized bearer may transport up to five (5) ballots in an election if those voters are immediate family members residing in the same household as the bearer.

  • Not to exceed (5) ballots in total for any election
  • The Bearer MUST SIGN the “Bearer Portion” of the outer envelope of the ballot in the presence of the voter when taking custody of the ballot.

Any Bearer Ballots that exceed the limit must be REJECTED. If the Bearer is hand-delivering the ballot to the Salem County Board of Elections, then he/she MUST SHOW ID AND SIGN the Bearer Book.

If the Bearer is hand-delivering the ballot to a Salem County Ballot Box, the Bearer portion of the outer envelope must still be completed.

It is against the law for anyone except you, the voter, to mail or transport your ballot unless the outer envelope is sealed and the “Bearer Portion” is completed.

Registration & Affiliation Statistics

Salem County Registration and Affiliation Statistics as of August 23 2022

Registered Voters – 48,457

Unaffiliated – 18,180
Democrat – 14,784
Republican – 14,672
Other – 821

Registration Summary by Municipality (pdf)

Descriptions of New Ward Boundaries - February 15, 2022

CITY OF SALEM (1713)
Descriptions of New Ward Boundaries
February 15, 2022

The following data resources were provided by the NJDEP Stream centerlines 2015; NJDOT Street centerlines 2015; TeleAtlas Street centerlines 2010. The parcels (2021) were provided and referenced as the interpretation made by the New Jersey Geographic Information Network (NJGIN). The municipal boundaries 2021, were provided and referenced as the interpretation made by the NJ Office of GIS. This source data was utilized for the preparation of the ward district word description as stipulated under N.J.S.A. 40:44-15 (L. 1981, c. 496, s. 7, eff. Jan. 12, 1982) for submission to the Office of the New Jersey Secretary of State (SOS).

The City of Salem in the County of Salem in the State of New Jersey is comprised of a total of Two (2) Wards. Due to population changes and other concerns documented during Census 2020, new boundaries for these wards are required to meet Title 40, 40A (Municipalities, Counties) guidelines and the City’s current needs. The new boundaries for these wards are described herein.

Ward East

The East Ward of the City of Salem shall include all of the territory and inhabitants thereof contained, in an area which is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point where the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657) is intersected by the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border;

Thence, Northwesterly, following along the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657), to a point where said boundary intersects the physical centerline of Ninth Street;

Thence, Southwest, following along the physical centerline of Ninth Street, to a point where said boundary is intersected by the physical centerline of East Broadway (N.J. State Route 49);

Thence, Northwest, following along the physical centerline of East Broadway (N.J. State Route 49), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Eakin Street;

Continue, Southwesterly, following along the physical centerline of physical centerline of Eakin Street, crossing over the physical centerline of Sinnickson Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Smith Street;

Thence, Northwest, following along the physical centerline of Smith Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Walnut Street (County Route 665);

Proceed, Southwest, following along the physical centerline of Walnut Street (County Route 665), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Grieves Parkway (Private);

Thence, Northwest, following along the physical centerline of Grieves Parkway (Private), crossing over the physical centerline of Chestnut Street (County Route 625), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Oak Street;

Ward East (cont’d)

Thence, Southwest, following along the physical centerline of Oak Street, which transitions into the physical centerline of Chestnut Street (County Route 625), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the City of Salem and Township of Elsinboro, Salem County shared border;

Thence, Southerly then Easterly, various courses, following along the City of Salem and Township of Elsinboro, Salem County shared border, crossing over the physical centerline of Walnut Street (County Route 665) then crossing over the physical centerline of Yorke Street (County Route 658), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the City of Salem, the Township of Lower Alloways Creek and the Township of Quinton, Salem County shared border;

Thence, Easterly, various courses, following along the City of Salem and Township of Quinton, Salem County shared border, to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also another point on the City of Salem and Township of Quinton, Salem County shared border;

Thence, Northerly, various courses, following along the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Quinton, Salem County shared border; crossing over the physical centerline of East Broadway (N.J. State Route 49), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the City of Salem and the Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border;

Thence, Northeasterly, various courses, following along the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border, to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657), which is also another point on the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border and also the point of beginning.

Ward West

The West Ward of the City of Salem shall include all of the territory and inhabitants thereof contained, in an area which is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point where the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657) is intersected by the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border;

Thence, Northwesterly, various courses, following along the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which transitions into the centerline of the Fenwick Creek (a waterway) and is also the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border, crossing over the physical centerline of Market Street (N.J. State Route 45), to a point where said boundary intersects with the centerline of the Salem River (a waterway), which is also a point on the City of Salem and Township of Pennsville, Salem County shared border;

Continue, Southwesterly then Northwesterly then Southwesterly, various courses, following along the centerline of the Salem River (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Pennsville, Salem County shared border, to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the City of Salem and Township of Elsinboro, Salem County shared border;

Ward West (cont’d)

Proceed, Southeasterly then Southerly, various courses, following along the City of Salem and Township of Elsinboro, Salem County shared border, crossing over the physical centerline of Tilbury Road (County Route 661), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Chestnut Street (County Route 625);

Thence, Northeast, following along the physical centerline of Chestnut Street (County Route 625), which transitions into the physical centerline of Oak Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Grieves Parkway (Private);

Thence, Southeast, following along the physical centerline of Grieves Parkway (Private), crossing over the physical centerline of Chestnut Street (County Route 625), to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Walnut Street (County Route 665);

Thence, Northeast, following along the physical centerline of Walnut Street (County Route 665), to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Smith Street;

Thence, Southeast, following along the physical centerline of Smith Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Eakin Street,

Thence, Northeasterly, following along the physical centerline of Eakin Street, crossing over the physical centerline of Sinnickson Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of East Broadway (N.J. State Route 49),

Thence, Southeast, following along the physical centerline of East Broadway (N.J. State Route 49), to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Ninth Street,

Thence, Northeast, following along the physical centerline of Ninth Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657),

Thence, Southeasterly, following along the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657), to a point where said boundary intersects with the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border, and is also the point of beginning.

The City of Salem is currently located in Legislative District Three and Congressional District Two.

Descriptions of Election Districts - March 16, 2022

CITY OF SALEM (1713)
Descriptions of Election Districts

March 16, 2022

The following Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data resources were provided by the NJDEP Stream centerlines 2015; NJDOT Street centerlines 2015; TeleAtlas Street centerlines 2010. The parcels (2021) were provided and referenced as the interpretation made by the New Jersey Geographic Information Network (NJGIN). The municipal boundaries 2021, were provided and referenced as the interpretation made by the NJ Office of GIS (NJOIT). This source data was utilized for the preparation of the election district word description as stipulated under N.J.S.A. 19:4-13 et seq., as required by Administrative Law 13:17-3.1 for submission to the Office of the New Jersey Secretary of State (SOS).

The City of Salem in the County of Salem in the State of New Jersey is comprised of a total of Two (2) Election Districts, which are, in turn, located within Two (2) Wards and are described herein. Due to population changes and other concerns documented during Census 2020, new boundaries for these Election Districts are required to meet New Jersey Statute Title 15 (NJAC: 15:10-3 Election District Maps) and Title 19 (NJSA: 19:4-13 Elections) guidelines and the City’s current needs.  The new boundaries for these Election Districts are described herein.

Ward East

Ward East/Election District One

The First Election District in the East Ward of the City of Salem shall include all of the territory and inhabitants thereof contained, in an area which is bounded and described as follows

Beginning at a point where the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657) is intersected by the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border;

Thence, Northwesterly, following along the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657), to a point where said boundary intersects the physical centerline of Ninth Street;

Thence, Southwest, following along the physical centerline of Ninth Street, to a point where said boundary is intersected by the physical centerline of East Broadway (N.J. State Route 49);

Thence, Northwest, following along the physical centerline of East Broadway (N.J. State Route 49), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Eakin Street;

Continue, Southwesterly, following along the physical centerline of physical centerline of Eakin Street, crossing over the physical centerline of Sinnickson Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Smith Street;

Thence, Northwest, following along the physical centerline of Smith Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Walnut Street (County Route 665);

Proceed, Southwest, following along the physical centerline of Walnut Street (County Route 665), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Grieves Parkway (Private);

Ward East/Election District One (cont’d)

Thence, Northwest, following along the physical centerline of Grieves Parkway (Private), crossing over the physical centerline of Chestnut Street (County Route 625), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Oak Street;

 Thence, Southwest, following along the physical centerline of Oak Street, which transitions into the physical centerline of Chestnut Street (County Route 625), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the City of Salem and Township of Elsinboro, Salem County shared border;

 Thence, Southerly then Easterly, various courses, following along the City of Salem and Township of Elsinboro, Salem County shared border, crossing over the physical centerline of Walnut Street (County Route 665) then crossing over the physical centerline of Yorke Street (County Route 658), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the City of Salem, the Township of Lower Alloways Creek and the Township of Quinton, Salem County shared border;

 Thence, Easterly, various courses, following along the City of Salem and Township of Quinton, Salem County shared border, to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also another point on the City of Salem and Township of Quinton, Salem County shared border;

Thence, Northerly, various courses, following along the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Quinton, Salem County shared border; crossing over the physical centerline of East Broadway (N.J. State Route 49), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the City of Salem and the Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border;

 Thence, Northeasterly, various courses, following along the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border, to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657), which is also another point on the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border and also the point of beginning.

Ward West

Ward West/Election District One

The First Election District in the West Ward of the City of Salem shall include all of the territory and inhabitants thereof contained, in an area which is bounded and described as follows

Beginning at a point where the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657) is intersected by the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border;

Thence, Northwesterly, various courses, following along the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which transitions into the centerline of the Fenwick Creek (a waterway) and is also the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border, crossing over the physical centerline of Market Street (N.J. State Route 45), to a point where said boundary intersects with the centerline of the Salem River (a waterway), which is also a point on the City of Salem and Township of Pennsville, Salem County shared border;

Ward West/Election District One (cont’d)

Continue, Southwesterly then Northwesterly then Southwesterly, various courses, following along the centerline of the Salem River (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Pennsville, Salem County shared border, to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the City of Salem and Township of Elsinboro, Salem County shared border;

Proceed, Southeasterly then Southerly, various courses, following along the City of Salem and Township of Elsinboro, Salem County shared border, crossing over the physical centerline of Tilbury Road (County Route 661), to a point where said boundary intersects with a point on the physical centerline of Chestnut Street (County Route 625);

Thence, Northeast, following along the physical centerline of Chestnut Street (County Route 625), which transitions into the physical centerline of Oak Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Grieves Parkway (Private);

Thence, Southeast, following along the physical centerline of Grieves Parkway (Private), crossing over the physical centerline of Chestnut Street (County Route 625), to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Walnut Street (County Route 665);

Thence, Northeast, following along the physical centerline of Walnut Street (County Route 665), to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Smith Street;

Thence, Southeast, following along the physical centerline of Smith Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Eakin Street,

Thence, Northeasterly, following along the physical centerline of Eakin Street, crossing over the physical centerline of Sinnickson Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of East Broadway (N.J. State Route 49),

Thence, Southeast, following along the physical centerline of East Broadway (N.J. State Route 49), to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Ninth Street,

Thence, Northeast, following along the physical centerline of Ninth Street, to a point where said boundary intersects with the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657),

Thence, Southeasterly, following along the physical centerline of Grant Street (County Route 657), to a point where said boundary intersects with the centerline of Keasbey’s Creek (a waterway), which is also the City of Salem and Township of Mannington, Salem County shared border, and is also the point of beginning.

The City of Salem is currently located in Legislative District Three and Congressional District Two.

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