As Election Day on Nov. 3 approaches, Bayonne officials want to remind residents of closures throughout the city and the locations of places to vote in-person.
Bayonne City Hall remains closed to the general public. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, is a holiday for most city employees but the City Clerk’s office staff will report to work on election administration.
Most New Jerseyans will not be voting in person at polling places this year as the election is being held primarily via vote-by-mail. However, residents may return vote-by-mail ballots at special polling places on Election Day.
The Hudson County Clerk has announced special in-person polling locations for Election Day. The addresses listed may not include usual voting locations, due to special arrangements made for the election.
If a resident reports to a polling place and does not have a ballot, they will be provided with a provisional paper ballot. Accommodations will be made for certain disabled people to use an accessible voting device.
No voting machines will be available for non-disabled voters.
Eleven polling places will be open across Bayonne from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
In the First Ward, polling places will be at the Community Room at 159 West 2nd Street for Districts 1,2,8, and 9; at P.S. 4 at 3 East 5th Street for Districts 3 through 7; and at the Bayonne Community Museum at 229 Broadway for Districts 10 through 16.
In the Second Ward, polling places include at the Catholic War Veterans at 18 West 23rd Street for Districts 1 through 4,10, and 14; at the Community Room at 24 East 21st Street for Districts 15 and 16; at the Community Room at 535 Avenue A for District 5; at Bayonne High School in the 30th St. lobby at 669 Ave. A for Districts 6 through 9; and at P.S. 5 at 202 Prospect Ave. for Districts 11 through 13.
In the Third Ward, polling places will be at the Fire Museum at 10 West 47th Street for Districts 1,7, and 8; the Public Library at 697 Ave. C for Districts 11 through 19; and at Woodrow Wilson School Gym at 101 West 56th Street for Districts 2 through 6,9, and 10.
For more information on polling places, residents can call the Hudson County Board of Elections at 201-369-7740.
Residents are encouraged to deposit their completed ballots in the secure election drop box in front of City Hall by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday night, November 3.
Virtual court sessions of Bayonne Municipal Court will not take place on Election Day.
Regular garbage pick-ups will take place on Broadway. Scrap metal recycling
will take place throughout Bayonne for those who have made advance reservations by calling 201-858-6099.
Curbside recycling pick-ups of electronics will not take place on Election Day. Anyone with electronics to recycle should make an appointment with the Public Works Department for pick-up on another day by calling 201-858-6099.
The Public Library will be open, because it serves as a polling place. The
Constable Hook Recycling Drop-Off Site will be closed.
Street-sweeping and alternate side of the street parking will be suspended.
Parking meters, parking pay stations, and residential permit parking regulations will not be enforced for the day.
Any municipal offices and services closed or suspended on Tuesday will be
back in operation on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
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