By: Madison Starr, Writer / Follow South Jersey Bridgeton City Intern
BRIDGETON, N.J. — Voting in the middle of the pandemic just got easier for residents of Cumberland County. Back on June 22, it was announced that voters have the option of dropping their ballots for the July 7 primary in drop boxes across the county.
The five secure drop boxes were born from one part of an executive order signed by Governor Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 which made the upcoming primary a vote-by-mail election. While this is an unorthodox way of voting, County Clerk Celeste Riley reassured voters of the security of these drop boxes.
“The boxes are under 24-hour surveillance, and ballots will be picked up daily by a team of Board of Elections staff members and an officer from the Sherriff’s Department,” Riley said.
If voters decide to forego sending the ballots in, they can place them into one of the specially-designed drop boxes installed in the following locations:
Cumberland County Library
800 E. Commerce Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey
Commercial Township Municipal Building
1768 Main Street, Port Norris, New Jersey
Millville City Hall
12 S. High Street, Millville, New Jersey
3400 College Drive, Vineland, New Jersey
Social Services Building
275 N. Delsea Drive, Vineland, New Jersey
(You can use the Delsea Drive entrance or Park Avenue entrance — they both meet and the box is in the middle.)
For more information on the drop boxes, contact Deputy Clerk John McCormick at (856) 453-4852.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.