The Recorder
With three weeks until General Election Day, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is encouraging voters to open their mail-in ballots as soon as they receive them and to vote early.

It is important to remember that paper provisional ballots cast at polling locations will be counted after all mail-in ballots, according to State law. Therefore, voters are strongly encouraged to complete and return their mail-in ballots to the County Board of Elections as soon as they receive them.

Voters who have misplaced, damaged, or have not yet received their mail-in ballot, and need their ballot reissued are asked to email the County Clerk's Election Office at with their name, address, and date of birth. Please note that the County Clerk’s Office continues to mail ballots out to newly registered voters on a rolling basis, so if you are newly registered, your ballot should arrive soon! It is best to email us, rather than call, with this information to expedite the process as we are experiencing unusually high call volume.

For more information about the State-mandated General Election process, please visit

Upcoming Events and Election Deadlines
  • Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.: General Election Process Q&A Webinar with Clerk Hanlon, Open to the Public, Hosted by the Long Branch Public Library
  • Friday, October 30 at noon: Deadline for High School Students to Enter Clerk Hanlon's Elections and Voting Video Contest
  • Friday, October 30: Application Deadline for General Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters 
  • Tuesday, November 3: General Election Day!
  • Tuesday, November 3 at 8 p.m.: Close of the polls; Deadline to deliver mail-in ballot by U.S. Postal Service mail, drop box, or in-person to the County Board of Elections at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold or at assigned polling place.


Very truly yours,

Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq.

Monmouth County Clerk