"The Democratic Party was founded on the promise of an expanded democracy. The right to vote is at the heart of our national vision. It is a core principle of the Democratic Party to maximize voter participation for all Americans. Our democracy suffers when nearly two thirds of our citizens do not or cannot participate, as in the last midterm elections. Democrats believe we must make it easier to vote, not harder."



If you are eligible to VOTE, a voter may vote by mail by completing the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot and returning the application to the County Clerk.


Your application must be received by the County Clerk 7 days prior to the election or until 3:00PM. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m., the day before the election. 


The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter, since an original signature is required.



Rita Marie Fulginiti
7 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 5000,

Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210​

Phone: 609-465-1013 

Fax: 609-465-8625
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Who can vote?

To be eligible to register to vote you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States

  • 18 years of age by the next election

  • A resident of the county 30 days before the election

​If you meet all three requirements, you may download the Voter Registration Form and mail or hand deliver to:


The Board of Elections Office
10 W. Mechanic St.
PO Box 5000
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210-5000

You are not eligible to register to vote if:​

  • You are serving a sentence or on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law.

  • Once you have finished any sentence and have completed any parole or probation, you will need to re-register.