Voters Urged to Make Sure Current Mailing Address, Signatures on File with Monmouth County
FREEHOLD, NJ — The Belmar Municipal Building is among 17 locations throughout Monmouth County where a secure drop box is situated for the mostly vote-by-mail general election on November 3.
It is located at the front entrance of the building at 601 Main Street, giving all registered Monmouth County voters another option to submit their completed mail-in ballots, which are expected to be mailed later this month, according to county election officials.
Voters will be able to place their ballots in any of these drop boxes, which are under video surveillance, until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Ballots also can be returned in person to the County Board of Elections Office at 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, or in person on November 3 at their assigned polling place.
On Election Day, only a limited number of polling places will be available for voters and where only paper provisional ballots will be available for voting. Voters with disabilities who need an accessible mail-in ballot should contact the County Clerk’s Election Office at 732-431-7790 or may go to their assigned 2020 polling place on Election Day, where they will be provided with access to an American with Disabilities’ accessible voting device.
By October 23, the County Clerk’s Office will mail a notice to all active voters informing them their polling place location.
Other Ways to Prepare for the Vote-By-Mail General Election
- Voters are strongly advised to update or verify their voter registration, including their physical and mailing addresses, and signature with the Monmouth County Superintendent of Elections Office and Monmouth County Clerk’s Election Office.
- Residents who have recently moved within Monmouth County are urged to complete a voter registration form to update their address.
- To update a signature on file, submit a new voter registration form, which can be obtained by clicking here, and check off the “Signature Update” box at the top of the form. This form should be submitted to the County Superintendent of Elections as soon as possible and before the state’s voter registration deadline of October 13.
- To help the County Clerk’s Election Office keep the most accurate records, any election mail that is delivered to your residence and is addressed to someone who does not currently live there should be put back in the mail and marked “return to sender.”
- To remove a deceased person from the voter rolls, a family member or next of kin must send a signed letter to the County Superintendent of Elections Office at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold. The letter must indicate that the person who passed away should be removed from the rolls, and must include the deceased person’s name, address, date of birth, and a copy of the death certificate.
- Voters who will be away between late September and Election Day can request to have their ballot be sent to an alternate mailing address. Voters are urged to make this request to the County Clerk’s Election Office as soon as possible, either in writing or by submitting a vote-by-mail ballot application.
- It is recommended that if a person has a permanent vote-by-mail status, he or she should confirm that the mailing address on file is correct. This can be done by contacting the County Clerk’s Election Office at 732-431-7790 or ClerkofElections@co.monmouth.nj.us.
Click here to view Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon’s video on the mail-in voting process on the county’s Facebook page.
Voters with questions should contact the County Clerk’s Election Office by phone to 732-431-7790 or email at ClerkofElections@co.monmouth.nj.us.
In addition, New Jersey has launched a new website that allows residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot.
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