General Election 2020
Per State law, sample ballots will not be mailed to voters for the 2020 General Election. The County Clerk will instead send a postcard to voters indicating their polling location for the 2020 General Election. A sample ballot will also be available at each polling place on Election Day.
Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising Monmouth County voters that Governor Phil Murphy has announced major changes to the Nov. 3 General Election process due to the COVID-19 Public Health situation. Similarly to the July Primary Election, the General Election will be conducted primarily by mail-in ballots with limited polling locations open for voting on paper provisional ballots only. Full Press Release
Voting will be held at the Avon Gym located at 301 Main. St., between 6 AM - 8 PM. Voters have the option to vote early and cast their vote by use of a mail-in ballot or to vote in-person on the November 3, 2020 election day on a provisional paper ballot at their designated General Election polling locations. Only voters who are disabled or who need an accessible voting device to vote may vote through an accessible voting device at their polling locations. Your ballot will include a return postage-paid envelope, (no stamp necessary) which will be included in the VBM Ballot packet that you will receive. You may mail your ballot through the US Postal Service, deposit your ballot in one of the secure drop boxes located throughout the county, deliver your ballot directly to the Board of Elections, or on Election Day return it at your designated polling location. If you do return your VBM Ballot the day of the election you may not return any other voter’s ballot.
The Monmouth County Board of Elections has created an animated video that gives all of the information about this year's election and how to vote by mail. Click here to view video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Check Your Voter Registration: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check
For the list of drop box locations to return your Mail-In Ballot, please click here: Monmouth County Secure Drop Boxes Locations
Have you already mailed your ballot in? You can now track your ballot two ways.
Through the State of New Jersey: https://nj.gov/state/elections/vote-track-my-ballot.shtml
Also Monmouth County voters can sign up for the County BallotTrax online system at https://monmouthcounty.ballottrax.net.
Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, in partnership with the Monmouth County Board of Elections and Superintendent of Elections, has launched a supplemental system to help Monmouth County voters know when their ballots have been received by the Board of Elections. The “Monmouth County BallotTrax” system provides enhanced features to notify voters via phone call, email, and/or text message of when their ballots are received for counting. Please note that this is a separate service from the State ballot tracking system, which some voters have experienced difficulty signing up for.
Avon-By-The-Sea Sample Ballot
Public Question #1 - Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Marijuana
Public Question #2 - Property Tax Deduction and Exemption for Peacetime Veterans
Public Question #3 - Constitutional Amendment to Change the Legislative Redistricting Schedule if Census Data is Delayed