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(732) 222-8221
315 E. Main Street
Oceanport, NJ 07757

Voting Information


Pursuant with Governor Murphy's Executive Order EO- 120

Office of the Mayor

JUNE 11, 2020 @ 4:00PM                                     COVID-19 UPDATE NO. 14




On April 8, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order #120 changing the primary election day from June 2, 2020 to July 7, 2020.  On May 15, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order #144 wherein he mandated, “All elections that take place on July 7, 2020, shall be conducted primarily via vote-by-mail ballots, which will automatically be sent to all “Active” registered Democratic and Republican voters without the need for an application to receive a vote-by-mail ballot.”


Based on Executive Order #144, the Borough of Oceanport will only have ONE polling place (at the Blackberry Bay Pavilion) open and available on Election Day.  Only PROVISIONAL BALLOTS will be able to be cast there.


Voters with disabilities, or who need an accessible ballot, should contact the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office at 732-431-7790.  In the alternative, they can go to the Blackberry Bay Building on July 7, 2020 and be provided with access to an in-person accessible voting device. If you are NOT currently registered to vote in either party but would like to declare a party affiliation and vote in the July 7th Primary Election, you can request an application for a mail-in ballot by phone or go to the Board of Elections website and print out the mail-in request yourself.


The net effect of Executive Order #144 is that everybody should be prepared to vote by mail in the July 7, 2020 election.  (Note: Senate Bill No. 2496, currently under consideration, would permit mail-in ballots to be delivered by hand to a municipal clerk.)


John F. Coffey II

Mayor of Oceanport

[email protected]

Office of the Borough Clerk



The July 7, 2020 Primary Election is primarily a "Vote by Mail" Election. Those who have not received a Vote by Mail Ballot may vote by provisional ballott at the Blackberry Bay Park Pavilion, 440 Port Au Peck Avenue from 6am to 8pm.

If you have any questions, please contact the Borough Clerk, Jeanne Smith at 732-222-8221.

The Municipal Clerk is the Chief Administrative Officer of all elections held in the municipality and Chief Registrar of Voters in the Borough. Please check the NJ Division of Elections for frequently asked questions or call the Clerk's office at (732)222-8221.

Election Information

The registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.

Primary Election

The Primary Election in NJ is the Tuesday after first Monday in June.

General Election

The General Election is the Tuesday after first Monday in November.

Register to Vote


To register in New Jersey you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 17 years old, with the understanding that you may not vote until reaching the age of 18.
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election.
  • You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction.

The deadline to register to vote is 21 days before Election Day.  

Voting on Election Day

If you are uncertain about where to cast your ballot, information about polling locations is available in list and map format on the right.  

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m

Vote by Mail

Registered voters who are unable to go to their designated polling site on Election Day may vote by mail.  

Instructions on voting by mail from the NJ Division of Elections.


  • You can vote with a "Mail-In" ballot for any reason.
  • Original signatures are required.  The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter.
  • Deadline:  The Vote by Mail application must be received by the County Clerk at least 7 days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3 p.m. the day before the election.  

COVID-19 Press Information



May 15, 2020                                                                                              


CONTACT: Christine Lee

Press Office: Governor's Office

Email: [email protected]


Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Protect Public Health by Mailing Every Registered Voter a VBM Ballot or Application Ahead of the Primary Election 

TRENTON – In an effort to protect all New Jersey voters from the spread of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order to create a modified vote-by-mail election for the July 7th Primary. The order requires that each county’s elections officials send vote-by-mail ballots to all registered Democratic and Republican voters and send VBM ballot applications to unaffiliated and inactive voters. All VBM ballots and VBM ballot applications will come with pre-paid postage. 

“No one should have to choose between their health and exercising their right to vote,” said Governor Murphy. “By providing vote-by-mail ballots and applications, New Jersey voters will be able to safely participate in our democracy as the pandemic continues to threaten our public health.”  

"As a state at the center of the COVID-19 crisis, New Jersey has to modify to our primary to ensure that our voters have access to free, fair, and safe elections,” said Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “By providing every voter access to a vote by mail ballot, we are protecting our residents and democracy. As our state embarks on the road to recovery, voters will have the opportunity to choose our leaders without risking their health." 

The order also requires opening a minimum of at least one polling place in each municipality, and provided that there are enough poll workers, a minimum of 50 percent of polling places in each county to provide New Jersey voters who may need access to in-person voting opportunities. Polling locations will be required to follow public health standards including ensuring six feet of distance, requiring poll workers to wear face coverings and gloves, frequent sanitization of high-touch areas, and providing sanitization materials to all individuals at a polling place.  

Copy of Executive Order No. 144 


District #        Address

     Oceanport First Aid Building
                                2 Pemberton Ave

     Port Au Peck Chemical Hose Firehouse
                                433 Myrtle Avenue

Blackberry Bay Park Pavilion
                                440 Port Au Peck Avenue

     Hook & Ladder Fire House
                                21 Main Street

     Port Au Peck Chemical Hose Firehouse 
                                433 Myrtle Avenue