LBI Region, NJ - More than 400,000 sample ballots have been mailed in Ocean County providing registered voters with a copy of the official ballot that will appear on voting machines June 8 as well as the polling place location for the 413 County election districts. “Voters can once again cast their ballots at their local polling places on a voting machine, now that the Governor has rescinded the orders that were in place during the 2020 elections requiring everyone be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot,” said Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella. “Voters need to look closely at their polling place information on the sample ballot as it may have changed due to the pandemic or call the Board of Elections if they are uncertain.”

“I am pleased that we are again voting at our local polling places, and casting a ballot on a voting machine if we choose to do so,” said Ocean County Commissioner Virginia E. Haines, liaison to the Board of Elections. “Voting is a fundamental right. Our County Clerk and Election Board closely work to assist our voters by providing them with the opportunity to cast a ballot even if they can’t get to the polls on Election Day.”

Voters also have the opportunity to apply in person and obtain a Vote by Mail Ballot in the Toms River office of the County Clerk at 118 Washington St., or at the Southern Service Center, 179 South Main St., Manahawkin, until Monday, June 7. The office hours at both sites are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Voters do not need a reason to use the Vote by Mail option in New Jersey.

The deadline for obtaining a Vote by Mail Ballot in person is 3 p.m., Monday, June 7. After 3 p.m. June 7, voters must obtain a court order from a judge allowing them to apply for a Vote by Mail Ballot. The County Clerk's Election Office is located in the Ocean County Courthouse, Room 107, 118 Washington St.Toms River