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Ernest C. Cerino, Jr.
Office of the Mercer County Clerk

As college students prepare for the start of a new academic year, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello reminds them not to delay requesting a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the upcoming Presidential Election. College students are urged to apply now to Vote-by-Mail if they plan on not returning home to vote in November. The 2012 Presidential Election is predicted by many to create a record surge in Vote-by-Mail applications at the Mercer County Clerk’s office this year. “Do not wait until October to get your Vote-by Mail ballot application processed if you are going away to college. Do it now, before you leave for school and avoid unnecessary delays,” said Sollami Covello.

Voters interested in obtaining a Vote-by-Mail application in person, may visit the Mercer County Clerk’s Elections Office, located on the 2nd floor in the Old Courthouse, 209 South Broad Street, Trenton. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prospective voters may also visit the Mercer County Connection located in the Hamilton Square/Acme Shopping Center on Highway 33 & Paxson Avenue in Hamilton Township.  The County Connection satellite office offers evening and Saturday hours for the convenience of Mercer County residents. Voters may also find Vote-by-Mail applications and voter registration forms by visiting and going to the section labeled “County Clerk.” Forms are available in both English and Spanish. To have a Vote-by-Mail application mailed to you, the telephone number to call is 609-989-6495.