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VOTING AFTER HURRICANE SANDY
On Tuesday, Election Day, Nov .6, 2012, the
Election Office will be open from
6 a.m. until 8 p.m. for the return of vote
by mail ballots and other election issues.

On Election Day, you should vote at your
designated polling location.
This information is available by texting
the word "where" to 877877. You will
receive a return text message asking for
your address. When you text that infomation
back to 877877, you will recieve your
updated polling location,

In 23 of the 53 municipalities of Monmouth County, there
will be no changes in polling districts.

Sea Bright residents will vote at the
Fair Haven Fire House on
645 River Road in Fair Haven.
Loch Arbour residents will be
voting at the Allenhurst Fire House
on 311 Hume Street in Allenhurst.

Any voter displaced from their primary residence
because of Hurricane Sandy to be designated
as an "overseas voter" and enabling them to
use the write-in ballot to cast their vote.

Monmouth County residents fitting this description
will be able to submit an application for a mail-in
ballot by either fax or e-mail. The deadline to submit
these applications is by 5 p.m. on
Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
The deadline to return the completed
voted ballot is 8 p.m. on November 6.

These are the steps displaced
Hurricane Sandy victims can follow for their mail-in ballot:

Use the internet to download the application.
Go to the Monmouth County site at www.visitmonmouth.com,
click on the County Clerks Office,and then click on the
link for the application for the mail in ballot.
Or go the state website at www.elections.jn.gov and
click on the Vote By Mail box.

Complete the application. IN the box for a return address,
enter the words "HurricaneSandy." You can then
submit the completed application to the
Monmouth County Clerk of Elections by e-mail or fax.
The email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The fax number is 732-409-4887.

Upon receipt of the application, the Clerk of Elections
will determine the authenticity of the ballot request by
matching voter signatures. Once the voter is verified,
the Clerk will either e-mail orfax the ballot and the
waiver of secrecy form back to the voter. If the
application was e-mailed, the forms will be e-mailed.
If the application was faxed, the forms will be faxed.

The voter must then transmit the signed waiver of secrecy
along with their voted ballot by fax or e-mail for receipt
to the Monmouth County Board of Elections no later
than 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 6.

The Clerk of Elections office can be reached at 732-431-7790.
The Board of Elections will also be open the same hours to
accept voted mail-in ballots. If you have questions regarding
your polling location, please use the
website: www.njelections.org.
The Board of Elections can be reached at 732-431-7150.
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DONATIONS NEEDED
The donation center at Thompson Park is open from
8am to 4pm. Thompson Park is a donation site only -
no distribution will be made there.
Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road, Middletown.
Clean up materials, batteries and other items needed
Those affected by the storm need the listed cleaning
materials to help reclaim their homes.
Batteries, particularly D and C are also in high demand.
Other cleaning materials in demand are:
Work gloves & rubber gloves
Rakes, shovels
Goggles
Heavy duty trash bags
Mops, brooms sponges
Hand sanitizer
Dish detergent
Laundry detergent
Bleach
Disinfectants
The donation center is in good shape with clothing, water
and non perishable food for now, but, the demand for
cleanup supplies and batteries remain
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DISTRUBTION CENTERS
Holy Family Church - 910 Route 36, Hazlet
Monmouth Park - 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport
Circle Factory Outlet- (formerly known as Peddler's Village)
1407 Atlantic Ave. at the Route 35 Circle, Manasquan
In addition, the supplies Monmouth County receives are also
being sent to the towns hardest hit by the storm and being
distributed to local shelters and soup kitchens.
Please don't drop off donations at the
regional distribution centers.
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SANTA'S SANDY HANDS PROJECT
http://livepositivelytoday-com.webs.com/santa-s-sandy-hands
The purpose of the Santa's Sandy Hands Project is to collect new
unwrapped toys, new household items, gift cards, and
wrapping needs November 10, 2012 through December 10, 2012.
These items will be distribute as Christmas gifts to
children and families displaced as a direct
result of superstorm Sandy.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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NJ 211
Dial 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148
E-mail
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.nj211.org
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GREAT LINK OF INFO
http://www.nj211.org/hurricane.cfm
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TWITTER TO SHARE
Use the #njgas tag on Twitter to share
what gas stations are open and information
about the lines.

Use the #njopen hashtag on Twitter to
share information on what businesses are
open and if they have charging and wireless access.
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NJ OEM
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
NJ DEPs Hurricane Sandy Page - precautionary
wastewater measures, how municipalities can
apply for emergency land use permits, when to
boil their water, and much more
http://www.nj.gov/dep/special/hurricane-sandy/
If residents need to report an environmental
incident impacting the state, please call
DEP's 24-Hour Hotline: 1-877-927-6337

DHS' Division of Mental Health and
Addictions Services' Office of Disaster and Terrorism
1-877-294-4357
1-877-294-4356 TTY
(voice callers use 7-1-1 NJ Relay)
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REGISTER WITH FEMA
To file a claim with FEMA:
Call 800-621-3362
Make sure you register with FEMA.
www.fema.gov
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REPORT A DOWNED ELECTRICAL LINE
To report a downed electrical line:
Contact your local energy provider
Be prepared to give the nearest cross street
or the number of a nearby pole that has not
been damaged and is away from any downed wires;
the pole number can be found on the metal tag attached to the pole.
Notify your power company immediately of any outages and
keep in touch until your power is restored.
PSE&G: 1-800-436-7734, www.pseg.com/outagecenter ,
and @PSEGdelivers on Twitter
JCP&L: 1-888-544-4877
or 1-800-545-7738, www.jcp-l.com,
and @JCP_L on Twitter
AC Electric: 1-800-833-7476,
www.atlanticcityelectric.com/home/emergency,
and @ACElecConnect on Twitter
Rockland Electric Company: 1-877-434-4100, www.oru.com,
and @ORUConnect on Twitter
Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative: 1-877-504-6463,
www.sussexrec.com/outages.asp
Vineland Municipal Utilities: 1-856-794-4280,
www.vinelandcity.org/Electric/VMEUsite
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REPORTING A GAS LEAK
To report a gas leak, contact your local gas provider:
New Jersey Natural Gas: 800-427-5325
PSE&G: 800-436-7734
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FILING AN INSURANCE CLAIM
To file an insurance claim, if you
can't find the company or agent's number:
Call the NJ Department of
Banking and Insurance at
1-800-446-7467 or go to www.dobi.nj.gov
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COMPLAINTS ABOUT INSURANCE COMPANIES
To report complaints about insurance companies:
Call the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance
at 1-800-446-7467,
click here to file a complaint online.
A printable complaint form is here:
http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/complain.pdf
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COMPLAINTS ABOUT GAS & ELECTRIC
To report complaints about electric or gas utilities:
Call the NJ Board of Public Utilities: 800-624-0241 or 609-341-9188.
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REPORT CONSUMER FRAUD
To report possible consumer fraud or price
gouging by contractors or others:
State law makes excessive price increases illegal during a
state of emergency, and for 30 days following the end of the
emergency.
Call the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs at
862-209-0130 or 973-220-3474.
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GAS RATIONS
The last number of which is an even number, on
even numbered days of each month.
The last number which is an odd number, on
odd numbered days of the month.
Specialized plates - or those not displaying a number -
will be considered odd numbered plates.
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ROAD CONDITIONS
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.511nj.org
prior to starting their trip to get up-to-the-minute
roadway information.
The site offers a map indicating flooded or
obstructed roads and detours.
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HURRICANE SANDY HOTLINE
Hurricane Sandy Hotline, a clearinghouse of
information for residents affected by the storm
732-303-2882.
The hotline operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
County staff and volunteers will offer general
information such as non-emergency police phone
numbers, how to make donations, utility contact
numbers, curfew information,
FEMA contact numbers, and emergency shelter information.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Anyone looking to volunteer their time
working at the distribution centers or
wherever needed should contact
Gary McTighe at Monmouth County OEM.
Call him at 732-431-7400.

To provide volunteer assistance in the
cleanup and restoration effort:
Call 1-800-537-7397
Backup numbers: 609-775-5236 or 908-303-0471.
Volunteers may also send an email to
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REQUEST VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE
To request volunteer assistance:
Call 211 or go online at www.nj211.org
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APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE ONLINE
The Federal Government has a website that
allows people to apply for
assistance online, www.disasterassistance.gov
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FINDING A SHELTER
To find a Red Cross shelter
operating in your community, call 1-800-RED-CROSS
or check online at http://app.redcross.org/nss-app/
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HOW TO CLEAN UP AFTER THE STORM
For more information on how to safely clean up your home
or business from the aftermath of Sandy, please click on this
link: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup.asp
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OXYGEN TANK REFILLS
Beginning at 9:00 AM Sunday November 4
oxygen will be available for residents
needing to refill oxygen tanks at
Oakhurst Welding, 2112 Kings Highway, Oakhurst.
Phone number 732­-493­-8100.
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ASBURY PARK RESIDENTS
Warming Center at The Springwood Center
(Atkins & Springwood Avenue) serving, coffee,
donuts, soup and Red Cross box lunches.
Recreation Programs for kids will continue
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HOLMDEL RESIDENTS
Anyone who needs donated clothing can
contact volunteers at St. Benedict Church
in Holmdel, who are happy to deliver it directly to those in need.
Please contact 732-264-4712 for more information.
Just let us know what you need and where to bring it
and we will deliver!
Note: Not sure if they will help other areas, call and check
People in need can also come directly to the
St. Benedict, located at 165 Bethany Road at Hillcrest,
to pick clothes out themselves.
All sizes and genders are available and neatly organized.
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NEPTUNE RESIDENTS
Distaster Relief Center Open
Tuesday, November 6, 10-3
1924 Heck Avenue
Please bring ID
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LONG BRANCH RESIDENTS
The Long Branch Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
and Red Cross are continuing to offer food,
fuel and other goods for city residents.

The OEM is handing out water, canned food and ice
at Union Avenue near the
Long Branch Fire Department Headquarters.
This service is for Long Branch residents only.

Interested parties are being asked to bring proof
of residency to receive goods from the OEM.

The OEM also has a truck dispensing gasoline on
Monday at the corner of Union and Rockwell Avenues.
This service is free of charge and is for approved
containers only, not vehicles.

City residents can also go to the
Long Branch Public Library at
328 Broadway from noon until 7:00 PM if they
need a computer/Internet to apply for Disaster
Assistance from FEMA.

Monmouth University also has a 
Verizon Wireless Mobile Charging Station
where locals can bring any device and have it charged.
Those who wish to use the service should bring their
own personal wall charger.
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FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS
Any Freehold Township resident who is without heat,
and is unable to spend the night with family or friends,
may contact OEM at 732-252-1950 for information.
Through a cooperative effort, limited shelter space
is available out of town.

Anyone seeking shelter space must be prepared to
provide their own bedding and should bring their
own clothing, toiletries, medication and personal items.

Volunteers to help staff the shelter.
Shifts will cover a 24-hour period and each shift will
be approximately 8 hours long. Training will be provided.
Those interested in volunteering should also
call 732-252-1950.
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HOWELL RESIDENTS +
Wawa Gas stations on Rte.9
North & South are both open.
Walmart in Howell is open & you can
use cash, CC, & are able to get
cash back if needed.
Target in Howell is also open as well.
Thanks,.Ann!!
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MANALAPAN RESIDENTS
Please call 732-446-3200.
This line is staffed 24 hours per day.
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NEPTUNE RESIDENTS
If you need help with your home because of the storm,
please call Jonathan Martin, Team Leader from
Weaverland Disaster Service
He can be reached at 717-445-5811.
Other volunteers are lining up to help.
Call 732-241-8909 or the Township offices
732-988-5200 x230, 231, 235, 236 after
9 am and give your name/address and your needs.
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SEA BRIGHT RESIDENTS
Tuesday, November 6th, residents SOUTH
of the Rumson Bridge may enter the Borough
to inspect their homes and retrieve personal
items. Again only between the hours of
9:00 am until 3:30 pm with escort.
NO VEHICLES WILL BE PERMITTED. A station
has been set up at the foot of the Rumson
bridge where residents will sign in and
be transported to their homes. You must
bring proof of residence, and PLEASE,
do not bring any children or animals.
Sea Bright officials ask for your
patience in waiting your turn as
they go through this process.
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WALL TWP RESIDENTS
Any Wall Township resident in need of clothing,
blankets, food or other items to help battle the
cold and lack of power may come down to the
Wall Township Education office,
located at 1865 Route 35 across from the Circus Drive-In,
and take whatever is needed,
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP.
The center is not accepting any more donation.
They have more than they can handle.
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