Christine Giordano Hanlon of Ocean Township has been sworn in to begin serving her second five-year term as Monmouth County’s clerk.
State Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley administered the oath of office to Hanlon on Jan. 7 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, when Monmouth County’s government reorganized for 2021.
Hanlon was re-elected in November and serves as the 29th county clerk for Monmouth County, according to the county’s Office of Public Information.
“It has been the honor of my life to serve as Monmouth County clerk for the past five
years and I am grateful to the residents of Monmouth County for placing confidence
in me to serve a second term,” Hanlon said.
The clerk’s office oversees the recording and filing of property deeds and other official documents, preparing election ballots, processing vote-by-mail applications, tabulating election totals and certifying election results to the Secretary of State, passport application processing and the Monmouth County archives, according to a press release.
The office consists of five divisions with more than 65 employees who serve the residents and customers of Monmouth County.
Hanlon has launched the “Honoring Our Heroes” veterans’ discount program which
encourages local businesses to offer special services to Monmouth County’s veterans,
military members and Gold Star parents, according to the press release.
She also spearheaded the Mobile County Connection in coordination with Sheriff Shaun Golden and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, to bring government services throughout the county.
To help combat the growing trend of property fraud, Hanlon created the free Property
Fraud Alert subscription service that allows Monmouth County property owners to have their name and property monitored within the Recording Division of the County
Clerk’s Office, in order to track possibly fraudulent activity.
Additionally, Hanlon has created the Monmouth County Votes website and mobile
app (application) to help voters, potential voters and candidates access the most up-to-date and important election information, according to the press release.
The voter education website, Monmouth County Votes, conveniently provides quick links to voter registration, vote by mail forms, and polling place information. The Monmouth County Votes mobile app is available for free download in the Apple App and Google Play Stores, and immediately updates voters with the latest news via push notifications.