vote buttonsEarly voters can skip the line on Election Day

FREEHOLD, NJ –Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding residents that early voting is possible in Monmouth County.

Early voters can skip the line on Election Day and vote by mail. Voting by mail is an available option for all registered voters.

“The right to vote is the foundation of our freedom and has been hard-fought for by our military veterans and citizens throughout our history,” said Hanlon. “In Monmouth County, we want to make sure that all of our citizens have the ability to vote, even if they are unable to go to the polls on Election Day.”

“For any reason, a registered voter can vote by mail,” said Hanlon. “There is no reason to forget, to get too busy or to have to deal with inclement weather. Most importantly, every valid vote cast by mail will be included in the election results. Voters do not have to worry that their vote will not be counted.”

To vote by mail, a voter must first complete a Vote by Mail application. This application can be downloaded from the Monmouth County Clerk's website or www.monmouthcountyvotes.com, by visiting one of the Monmouth County Clerk’s Offices, or the municipal clerk in the voter’s hometown. Simple instructions for completing and returning vote by mail ballots are included in the ballot package.

Applications to Vote by Mail may be sent by U.S. Mail and must be received in the County Clerk’s Office seven days before an election. For the Nov. 8 general election, the date is Tuesday, Nov. 1. 

Voters may also apply to vote by mail in person at the County Clerk’s election office at 300 Halls Mill Rd. in Freehold Township until 3 p.m. the day before the election. For the Nov. 8 general election, the date is Monday, Nov. 7.

“Voting has never been easier,” said Hanlon. “So vote early; Vote by Mail and make sure that your vote is counted.”

Voters with additional questions about Voting by Mail should call the County Clerk’s Election Division at 732-431-7790.