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(732) 222-8221

910 Oceanport Way
PO Box 370
Oceanport, NJ 07757

Voting Information


 March 25: Deadline to file candidate petitions for partisan office
• April 10: Deadline to change party affiliation to vote in Primary Election
• April 20: Mailing of mail-in ballots begins
• May 14: Deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election
• May 22: Sample ballots mailed to voters
• May 29 to June 2: Early Voting period
• June 4: Primary Election Day
 Nov 5: General Election Day
• Oct 15: Deadline to register to vote in the General Election 




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.

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 to the left.  

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


  • 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 election day. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3 p.m. the day before election day.  
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May 16, 2024

Clerk Hanlon Advises Voters of New Ballot Format for the 2024 Democratic Primary Election 

Change does not apply to Republican Primary

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising Democratic voters that the ballot in this year’s Primary Election will appear in a new format. 

As a result of a federal court order, the new Democratic ballots are in "block" ballot design, in which candidates for each individual office are listed in random order in separate ballot boxes.

This is a change from the past "bracketed" ballot design, where candidates for different offices were grouped together in a column and appear as a "ticket." This change does not apply to the Republican Primary Election, as it was not affected by the court order. 

“It is always recommended for all voters to review their sample ballot prior to voting to become familiar with the ballot as well as the names of the candidates. This allows for a smoother process at the polls,” Clerk Hanlon said.

Sample ballots for all 53 Monmouth County municipalities will be sent to voters according to New Jersey law and will also be available online at MonmouthCountyVotes.com and on the County Clerk’s free Monmouth County Votes mobile app. 

For questions about the Primary Election, please contact the County Clerk’s Elections Office at 732-431-7790.

About the Monmouth County Clerk

The Office of the Monmouth County Clerk is comprised of five divisions handling property recordings, elections, archives, passports and records management.  The County Clerk’s Office also provides resident, veteran and Gold Star Family identification cards to county residents, administers oaths to notaries and public officials and performs wedding ceremonies. The Monmouth County Clerk is a constitutional and administrative officer elected to a five-year term by the voters of Monmouth County. Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq. was elected Monmouth County Clerk in November 2015 and was re-elected to a second term in November 2020.