Voting By Mail is safe, secure, and convenient. There's no reason to be concerned about casting your 2020 General Election Vote via mail-in-ballot. Read further for details. If you have ANY questions, do not hesitate to contact us at (732) 455-2405.
First, you'll want to confirm that you're registered to Vote:
Double-check your Voter Registration (make sure the mailing address is up-to-date) here:
*ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION HAS LAUNCHED*
If you need to register, click here to register online:
If you want to register via snail mail, you can download the Voter Registration form by clicking one of these links:
Mail your completed form to:
Address: 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
Per the Governor's Executive Order, the 2020 General Election will be a mostly Vote-By-Mail election. All active, registered Voters will receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot at their home (this is why it's important to double-check your registration).
County Clerks have until October 5th to mail out ballots for the November 3rd General Election. If you do NOT receive your ballot by about October 15th, call the County Clerk's office immediately at (732) 431-7780 or reach out to us and we can assist you at (732) 455-2405.
The Vote-By-Mail ballot can be confusing if you haven't filled it out before. Be sure to read through it carefully before filling anything out to avoid mistakes. There will be a place for you to sign it. Sign your name the same way you usually do to avoid having your ballot rejected (note that you will have the ability to "cure" your ballot should the signature be a mismatch, but we want to get it right the first time!)
Fill out the ballot yourself. Do not fill it out for someone else. If you need to fill out a ballot for someone that is incapacitated, be sure to sign in the appropriate place.
The Vote-By-Mail ballot you receive will include a postage-paid return envelope which must be used to return your ballot. Note that you should personally deliver your ballot OR if someone else delivers it for you, the outside of the envelope will need to be signed by the "bearer." Note that an individual can only deliver ballots for up to 3 other New Jerseyans. For example, your spouse/ partner/ neighbor can drop it off for you. Note that candidates, campaign staff, elected officials or other such individuals should not be collecting ballots to deliver on your behalf. This is a violation of election law. If someone of this sort offers to drop off your ballot for you, decline the offer and report it to the Monmouth County Election Commissioners at (732) 431-7802 X 7150 and alert us as well.
Ballots can be submitted in any of the following ways:
1) Drop it in the mail (Mail it ASAP to avoid any delays - ballots must be postmarked on or before November 3rd and must be received by 8pm on November 10th to be valid)
2) Place it in a designated Ballot Drop Box - CLICK HERE for official Ballot Drop Box Locations in seventeen locations across Monmouth County
3) You can hand deliver it to the County Clerk's Office at 300 Halls Mill Rd
4) You can hand it to a pollworker at a polling place on Election Day - November 3rd
Once you've submitted your ballot, you can sign-up to see the status of your Vote here:
When you fill in the online form to sign-up, you have 3 choices for identification:
—driver's license number
—last 4 digits of your social security or
—voter ID number
People who registered to Vote decades ago have found that the first two ID numbers may not work for them, so you'll need your Voter ID #. If you still have a copy of the informational postcard you received before the primary, your Voter ID # can be found on there. OR, it can be found on the General Election Vote-By-Mail ballot - so write that number down before you turn in your ballot!
There will be a select number of in-person polling locations across the state where registered Voters can Vote via paper provisional ballot. If you do not receive the Vote-By-Mail ballot (and you are certain that you are registered) OR if you prefer to Vote in person on Election Day, you can fill out a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots WILL be counted. But they are only counted after all Vote-By-Mail ballots are counted to make sure you aren't Voting twice! There will be at least one in-person polling location in each of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities. Locations have not yet been announced.
Only people with disabilities will be able to Vote via machine in person.