The duties and responsibilities of the Atlantic County
Superintendent of Elections and Commissioner of Elections are extensive
and wide ranging. They include responsibility for the supervision of all
elections in Atlantic County, the custody and maintenance of voter records,
voter registration, and the custody and maintenance of voting machines.
This office is also responsible for enforcement of all election laws and
ensuring compliance with the National Voting Rights Act.
To register to vote, citizens may request a Voter Registration Form from the Atlantic County Superintendent of Elections. Requests may be made by telephone, in person or through this page. See the links in the navigation bar to the left.
Voting machines utilized by the Atlantic County Board of Elections were chosen because of their accessibility and ease of use.
As of January 1, 2006, the category of “Independent” voter has been eliminated. Any voter who chooses not to affiliate with a political party or group is now classified as an “Unaffiliated” voter. Therefore, your voting record will be changed from “Independent” to “Unaffiliated”.
The Constitution of the United States of America established that Presidential Elections should be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The month of November was chosen by our founding fathers because by November, the fall harvest season was over and citizens have the time to travel to the county seat where most official business was conducted.
It was decided that Tuesday should be Election Day because Sunday was a day of religious observance and a day of rest, and the first Monday of the month was generally reserved for official court business in the county seat. Our fore bearers chose the first Tuesday after the first Monday as Election Day so that the voters would have a full day to travel to their polling place in order to exercise their right to vote.