Forms – Voting
For 2020, voting procedures have been modified in response to Covid-19 per the home page of this website.
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The general election is November 3, 2020.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Local district number changed for nearly one thousand Middletown voters in 2018 due to state and Congressional audits, which also resulted in many infrequent voters being eliminated from the registration rolls. THIS MEANS THAT, FOR THOSE WHO DON’T VOTE BY MAIL, MANY PEOPLE WILL NEED TO GO TO A DIFFERENT POLLING LOCATION THAN THEY’VE BEEN GOING TO FOR YEARS OR MAY FIND THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER REGISTERED EVEN IF THEY DO GO TO THE CORRECT POLLING LOCATION. For some people, their Congressional district number also changed, which changes their Congressional representative. Click to read more.
For 2020, voting procedures have been modified due to Covid-19. See the home page of this website or contact the Monmouth County Clerk for more information. The detail in this block is NOT current for 2020 (as of May 2020).
Applying to vote by mail: Mailed applications must be received by the Clerk of Elections on or before Oct. 27, 2020 (7 days prior to the election). Hand-delivered applications will be accepted up until 3:00 PM on Nov. 2, 2020 (the day before the election).
Returning the ballot: Hand-delivered ballots must be returned by 8:00 PM on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Mailed ballots must be post-marked by Nov. 3, 2020 (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. 2, 2020 (the day before the election).
Weekend Office Hours: The County Clerk’s Office in Freehold is typically open the Saturday before the general election from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Due to Covid-19, voting procedures for 2020 have been modified per the home page of this website. Contact the Monmouth County Clerk for more information.
The County vote-by-mail and voter registration applications are revised often. Be sure to use the current forms to ensure that submissions are not invalidated. The revision date can be found in small print at the bottom left of the form.
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 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.