Next steps for South Jersey voters who have received their mail-in ballots

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

SOUTH JERSEY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Voters in South Jersey have begun to receive ballots in the mail.

Ballots are already in the hands of voters in some towns, and everyone else will get theirs soon. The ballots need to be sent out by Oct. 5th.

Camden County Clerk John Schmidt said it’s important to follow the directions closely and submit your ballot as soon as you can.

“The faster you get them back, the faster they’re counted. This year, the board of elections is allowed to start counting or opening the inner envelope and running them through the scanning software up to 10 days prior. So come Election Night, there will be results,” he explained.

There are four options to turn in your vote.

Mail them with the post office anytime before election night, hand deliver them to the county election board, use a secure drop box, or bring it to a poll worker on Election Day.

People who vote in person will get provisional paper ballots, and those will be counted after the mail-in ballots are counted to ensure nobody gets to vote twice.

To find a secure drop box location, click here.