Oct. 12 deadline looms

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County Clerk joined Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez today to urge residents to register to vote. The deadline to register is Oct. 12.

“New Jersey enjoys a long and rich history of civic engagement, as our more than 5.2 million registered voters can attest,” Guadagno said. “With the general election fast approaching, it’s important that everyone not yet registered is aware of how and where to do so before the Oct. 12 deadline.”

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Guadagno and the freeholders were at the Motor Vehicles Commission on Oakerson Road to draw attention to the fact that all 42 MVC locations statewide have voter registration forms. To date, MVC offices have collected 48 percent of all new voter registrations this year.

In addition to the MVC offices, you can register in person at the Monmouth County Voter Registration Office, 300 Halls Mills Rd., Freehold Township, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The office will remain open until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, for last minute voter registrations.

Save some time by downloading a copy of the New Jersey voter registration application, filling it out before hand and taking it with you when you go to register. The form can be found on the County Clerk’s section of the Monmouth County Web site at www.visitmonmouth.com.

You can also register by mail by downloading, completing and mailing the New Jersey voter registration application. Or, you can register in the town where you live. You will need to call your municipal clerk for the hours and the location.

No matter how you register, you will be asked to provide your New Jersey driver’s license number or Motor Vehicle Commission non-driver identification number or Social Security number on the voter registration application. Voter registration must be completed at no later than 21 days before an election.

“I urge everyone to exercise their right to vote and register for the fall elections,” Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry said. “Registration is easy and the right to vote is the cornerstone of our nation’s freedom and continued liberties.”

You can register to vote in Monmouth County if:

  • you are a U.S. citizen
  • you will be at least 18 years old by the next election
  • you will be a resident of the State of New Jersey and Monmouth County 30 days prior to the election
  • you are not currently incarcerated, on probation or parole because of a felony conviction.

Contact the Monmouth County Voter Registration Office at 732-431-7790, or log onto www.visitmonmouth.com for additional information.

Also in attendance were MVC Chief Raymond P. Martinez, Sen. Jennifer Beck, County Clerk Claire French, Freeholders Amy A. Mallet and John P. Curley, and Freehold Township Mayor Anthony Ammiano, Committeeman Robert McGirr and Committeewoman Barbara J. McMorrow.