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Election 2021

general-election2021The 2021 General Election date is Tuesday, November 2, 2021, polls will be open from 6 AM - 8 PM

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding residents that voting by mail is an available option for all registered voters in Monmouth County and that the mail-in ballots for the Nov. 2 General Election are now available.

“Voting by mail provides a simple and convenient way to vote early,” said Clerk Hanlon. “It is important to remember that any registered voter can vote by mail for any reason. Every valid vote cast by mail will be included in the election results so residents do not have to worry that their vote will not be counted.”

The Clerk of Elections commenced the mailing of Vote by Mail Ballots for the General Election to voters on Sept. 18, pursuant to New Jersey law.

To vote by mail, voters must first complete a Vote by Mail Ballot Application. The application can be obtained from the County Clerk’s Elections webpage at MonmouthCountyVotes.com, on the County Clerk’s Monmouth County Votes Mobile App, or by visiting the County Clerk’s Elections Office, or the Municipal Clerk of their hometown.

Applications to Vote by Mail that are sent by U.S. Mail must be received by the County Clerk’s Office seven days before an election. For the Nov. 2 Primary Election, the date is Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Voters may also apply in-person at the County Clerk’s Elections Office located at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold up until 3 p.m. the day before the election. When applying in person, voters can obtain and cast their mail-in ballot early. Voters may submit their ballot to the County Board of Elections for counting either in-person at the Board of Elections at 300 Halls Mill Road or via one of the County’s ballot drop box locations.

Simple instructions for completing and returning Vote by Mail ballots are included in the ballot package.

Voting by mail is one of three available options for voting in the 2021 General Election.  The other two options are in person early voting at one of the County’s 10 designated polling locations from Oct. 23 to 31, which is a new State-mandated voting option this year, and the tradition option of voting in person on Nov. 2 Election Day at your assigned polling location.

Voters with additional questions regarding Voting by Mail should call the County Clerk’s Election Division at 732-431-7790 or email ClerkofElections@co.monmouth.nj.us .

Clerk Hanlon has also launched a video series advising voters of these major changes to the election process. The first installment, an overview of the process, can be shared and embedded at the following:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u7IQXBU6I0
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Monmouthcountyclerk/videos/887462458532642/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MonmouthCoClerk/status/1440705271622369297

New!  Early Voting by Machine
In-person voting by machine at any of the Monmouth County Early Voting Centers will commence 10 days before the date of the election, Saturday, October 23 at 10 am and will end on Sunday, October 31 at 6 pm. Hours during that week will be as follows: Monday-Saturday 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.   For a list of early voting sites, please click here:  2021 Early Voting Sites

Vote by Mail
Voting by a mail-in ballot starts 45 days before the date of the election, September 18. Voters who wish to Vote by Mail can submit an application to do so.  Applications to Vote by Mail that are sent by U.S. Mail must be received by the County Clerk’s Office seven days before an election, Tuesday, October 26. Voters may also apply in-person at the County Clerk’s Elections Office located at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold up until 3 p.m. on Monday, November 1. The Clerk of Elections Office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm.  Mail-In ballots may also be dropped off at several drop box locations throughout the county.  To find the one nearest to you, please click here:  Monmouth County Drop Box Locations

For more information on how to vote by mail, please click here:  Vote by Mail  If you have any questions about voting by mail, please call the County Clerk’s Election Office at 732-431-7790.

Voting on Election Dates
In-person voting on a machine will be available at the voter’s designated polling place on Election Day, November 2, 2021.  

For further information, please visit monmouthcountyvotes.com