Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. is the deadline; Nov. 2 is Election Day

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Monmouth County election offices at 300 Halls Mills Rd. will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 for registered Monmouth County voters who would like to vote in person.

“There is no reason for a registered voter to miss out on voting in the upcoming Nov. 2 election,” Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French said. “If you know who you want to vote for and don’t want to take a chance on missing out on voting in your home district, you can vote in person at the county’s election offices.”

Voters also may vote in person up to 3 p.m. on Nov. 1, the day before the election, at the county election office. The regular election office hours are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The County Clerk’s election office, superintendent of elections office and the Board of Elections’ office work in tandem to coordinate walk-in, registered voters prior to Election Day.

The deadline to submit an Application for Vote By Mail ballot is Oct. 26, seven days prior to the election. The application request must be in the county clerk’s election office by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26.  The Vote By Mail ballot has replaced the absentee ballot.

Election information can be found on the County Clerk’s page of the Monmouth County Web site at www.visitmonmouth.com. Contact the Monmouth County Clerk’s Election Office at            732-431-7790 for additional information.

French also reminds residents that election rules now allow voters to vote prior to the election for any reason.

“In the past, absentee voting was restricted to individuals with disabilities, those who were out of town on Election Day or unable to vote because work hours kept them from the polls,” French said. “That is not the case any more. Any registered voter can come to the county’s election offices and vote prior to Election Day.”

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2.  The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.