Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising all registered voters that the June 8 primary election will have in-person voting at polling locations with the use of voting machines.
According to a press release from Hanlon’s office, Gov. Phil Murphy has said that all of the state’s “regularly operated polling places” will be “open for all voters who wish to cast their ballots on the voting machines.”
The option to receive a mail-in ballot is also available if a voter does not wish to vote in
person, according to the press release.
“Voting by mail provides a simple and convenient way to vote early,” Hanlon said.
“Especially during this COVID-19 health crisis, it is important to remember that any
registered voter can vote by mail for any reason.”
Voters who are already on the permanent vote by mail list will automatically receive
a mail-in ballot without any further action needed.
If a voter is not on the permanent vote by mail list, but wishes to receive a mail-in ballot, the voter can request a ballot by filling out and sending a Vote by Mail Ballot Application to the Monmouth County Clerk of Elections Office, 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728.
A voter may apply for a mail-in ballot by mail up to seven days prior to the election. An
application can also be filed in person at the Clerk of Elections Office until 3 p.m. the day
before the election, according to the press release.
Vote by Mail Ballot Applications can be downloaded from the Monmouth County
Elections Website, monmouthcountyvotes.com, or on the county’s free Monmouth County Votes mobile app.
Voters may also call the Clerk of Elections Office at 732-431-7790 to request an application, according to the press release.
Voters who are currently on the permanent vote by mail list and do not wish to receive a
mail-in ballot may opt out by completing and returning the Vote by Mail Opt Out Form,
which can be downloaded at monmouthcountyVotes.com. Voters may also call the Clerk
of Elections Office at 732-431-7790 for more information.
Pursuant to state law, the primary election in New Jersey is a semi-closed election. As
such, unaffiliated voters may participate in the partisan primary election of their choice, and voters who are already affiliated with the Republican Party or the Democratic Party can vote only in that party’s primary election, according to the press release.
Voters have until April 14 to change their party affiliation to Republican, Democrat or Unaffiliated in order to vote in the June 8 primary election.
Political Party Declaration forms can be downloaded from monmouthcountyvotes.com
or voters can call the Superintendent of Elections Office at 732-431-7780 to request a
Hanlon advised voters that in-person early voting by use of a voting machine will not
commence until the 2021 general election in November in accordance with state law.
For additional information, visit monmouthcountyvotes.com, download the free Monmouth County Votes Mobile App, or call the Clerk of Elections Office at 732-431-7790.