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A Message Regarding Mail In Ballots from the County Clerk

Oct 19, 2022

The Recorder

Election Season is Here! Mail-in Ballots are Available Monmouth County VotesMail-In ballots are now available to voters! In order to vote by mail, you must complete the Vote By Mail Application, and then mail or deliver it to the Clerk of Elections at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold. A voter can choose to vote by mail for one individual election, or in all future elections. Applications for voting by mail are due to the County by mail on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 or by hand delivery up until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022. Completed ballots can be delivered to the County Board of Elections for counting via one of the County’s dropboxes or in person at the Board of Election Offices located at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold. Ballots can also be mailed via the US Postal Service and must be postmarked on or before Election Day to be counted. Voters can also track the status of the return of their ballots with Monmouth County’s enhanced BallotTrax system, which provides online ballot tracking and status notifications to voters. Voters will receive alerts when the ballot is received by the County Board of Elections. Visit to sign up.    ClerkMore Ways and More Days to Vote! Due to a new State law passed last year, New Jerseyans have three ways to cast their ballots this election season. Voters can choose to vote traditionally on a voting machine, either on Election Day or during the new early voting period, or have the option to vote by mail. Early in-person voting is the newest voting option in New Jersey, and will be available from Saturday, October 29 through Sunday, November 6. The hours will be Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Voters can utilize Monmouth County’s 10 designated polling locations to vote early, regardless of where they live within the County. Please watch the Clerk Hanlon’s new video for more information about voting in this year’s General Election. For additional information, visit 27th Annual Archives & History Day was a Success! A&HD Thank you to all who participated in and attended Archives and History Day 2022! This year’s event was held Saturday, October 1st. Our annual event showcased the many and diverse local historical societies and preservationists to the public, and celebrated the important work that they do in preserving our past. This year’s Archives and History Day focused on Monmouth County’s many monuments and historical markers. These statues and signs nestled amongst our communities often mark important places, people, and events and are sometimes forgotten about in the course of our daily lives. The event also featured a keynote address by Monmouth University’s Dr. Richard Veit, a specialist in archaeology, New Jersey history, Native American history, and historic preservation. Additionally, Clerk Hanlon presented awards recognizing individuals who have excelled in historical preservation. The Jane G. Clayton and M. Claire French Awards were awarded to Marge and Paul Edelson of the Township of Ocean Historical Museum, and Kay Harris of the Asbury Park Museum. Clerk Hanlon also honored the four winners of the 2022 High School Photography Contest. Upcoming Events and Election Deadlines Tuesday, October 18: Last Day to Register to Vote in November General Election Saturday, October 29: Early Voting Period Begins for the General Election Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1: Last day for the County Clerk’s Election Office to Receive Mail-in Ballot Applications by Mail Tuesday, November 1: Last Day for 2022 High School Voting Video Contest Submissions Sunday, November 6: Conclusion of 2022 General Election Early Voting Period    

Very truly yours,   Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq. Monmouth County Clerk