FREEHOLD, NJ — Secured drop boxes for depositing completed mail-in ballots for the July 7 primary election have been placed at five locations throughout Monmouth County.  The Hazlet location may be the closest to TAPinto Holmdel, Colts Neck and Middletown readers. Options for voter ballot boxes are: :

The deadline for voters to submit mail-in ballots into a drop box is 8 p.m. on July 7 — the day of the primary election.

Voters can also return their vote-by-mail ballot by mail via the United States Postal Service (USPS) or in-person to the County Board of Elections at 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold.

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click here to visit the county’s elections website at

For more information on the drop boxes, call the County Board of Elections at 732-431-7802.

Primary Election Quick Takes

The deadline for the County Clerk’s Election Office to receive a vote-by-mail application via mail in time to provide a mail-in ballot to the voter by mail for the primary was Tuesday, June 30. In-person vote-by-mail applications will be accepted by the County Clerk’s Election Office, located at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold, prior to 8 p.m. on primary election day, July 7.

Sample ballots will not be mailed to voters for the 2020 primary election, but the County Clerk’s Office has made the sample ballots available online at and on the Monmouth County Votes mobile app.

TAPinto Holmde/Colts Neck and TAPinto Middletown readers:  here are the sample ballots for Middletown, Holmdel and Colts Neck: 

Holmdel Sample Ballot

Colts Neck Sample Ballot

Middletown Township 4th Congressional Sample Ballot 

Middletown Township 6th Congressional Sample Ballot  

limited number of polling places will be available for voters on July 7, where only provisional paper ballots will be available to cast votes. Voters will receive a mailed notice a week before the election regarding the location of their polling place.

Voters with disabilities or who need an accessible ballot, should contact the County Clerk’s Office at 732-431-7790, or may go to their assigned primary election polling place, which will provide access to an in-person accessible voting device on primary election day.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding voters that her social media initiative, a virtual “I Voted” sticker Facebook profile picture frame, is available for free and quick installation.

Since the 2020 primary election is being conducted primarily via vote-by-mail, per the Governor’s Executive Order, most voters will not vote in person and therefore, not receive an ‘I Voted’ sticker during this election.

“Installing our ‘I Voted’ sticker Facebook frame onto your profile picture will show your patriotism and remind your Facebook friends to return their completed mail-in ballots, in order to cast their vote in this year’s primary election,” Hanlon said.

The frame is a temporary banner that appears over your Facebook profile picture stating “I Voted” on the sticker graphic with the Monmouth County Clerk seal.

To install the temporary profile picture frame, click here to follow the link to the Facebook frames page. The profile picture can then be saved and shared on other social media platforms, such as Twitter and Instagram.

Are you registered to vote in New Jersey? Click here to find out.