Forms – Voting
Election Day is November 6, 2018
Your voice matters. Your vote matters.
Important Notice (August 2018): The County vote-by-mail and voter registration applications are revised as of August 2018. The new forms can be found by clicking on the links below. Going forward, be sure to use the new forms to ensure that submissions are not invalidated. The revision date can be found in small print at the bottom left of the form.
2018: Local district number has changed for several hundred Middletown voters this year due to state and Congressional audits. For some people, their Congressional district number has also changed (from D4 to D6, or D6 to D4), which changes their current Congressional rep and the Congressional candidates listed on their ballot. Click to read more.
Weekend Office Hours: The County Clerk’s Office in Freehold is OPEN on SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Applying to vote by mail: Mailed applications must be received by the Clerk of Elections on or before Oct. 30, 2018 (7 days prior to the election). Hand-delivered applications will be accepted up until 3:00 PM on Nov. 5, 2018 (the day before the election).
Returning the ballot: Hand-delivered ballots must be returned by 8:00 PM on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Mailed ballots must be post-marked by Nov. 6, 2018 (Election Day) and must be received no later than 48 hours after the close of polls on Election Day.
Authorized Messenger: You can serve as an authorized messenger for up to 3 voters. The messenger brings the vote-by-mail application to the County Clerk’s Office, gets the ballot, and brings the ballot back to the voter. Section 11 of the vote-by-mail application must be filled out giving the messenger authorization. A messenger must present photo ID at the Clerk’s Office and must sign a certification that the messenger will return the ballot directly to the voter. Candidates cannot act as a messenger.
Bearer: You can serve as a bearer for up to 3 voters. The bearer assists in either mailing or hand-delivering the ballot to the County Clerk’s Office. To serve as a bearer, the ballot section under the voter’s return address must be filled out. Candidates cannot act as a bearer.
Voting in person at the County Clerk’s Office: You can vote in person at the Clerk’s Office in Freehold by submitting a vote-by-mail application by 3:00 PM on Nov. 5, 2018 (the day before the election).
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 is the last day to register to vote for the November general election.
You can check if you are currently registered to vote using New Jersey’s Voter Registration Look-up Tool by clicking on the link provided here.