Hanlon announces measures to correct Vote-By-Mail issues

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Freehold, NJ-Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon announced this morning that there as been an issue throughout the State of New Jersey with the proper delivery of Vote-By-Mail ballots being returned to the Board of Elections in voters respective counties.

Hanlon said that out of over 23,000 ballots requested in Monmouth County, over 4,700 voters have already returned their ballots to the Board of Elections without issue.However, the Clerk’s Office has received about 30 calls from voters who mailed in their ballots and had them return to to their homes by the Post Office.

Postal Service scanners have been picking up the tracking label on the return address of some ballots as the “mail to” address.

Hanlon and County Clerks throughout New Jersey have been in contact with the United States Postal Service regarding this issue. The Postal Service is working closely with us and we have been communicating with them to resolve these issues.

Voters are advised that to return the ballot, they can just put the ballot back in the mail. No additional postage is necessary.

If needed, the County Clerk’s Office will provide a new envelope to voters who have had their ballots returned by the Post Office. Call 732-431-7790

Additionally, Vote-By-Mail ballots can be hand delivered to the Monmouth County Board of Elections, 300 Halls Mill Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728, either by the voter or a duly appointed bearer.

Hanlon urged any voters with concerns about their ballots to call the Board of Elections at 732-431-7802 or her office at 732-431-7790 without delay.

Mail-in ballots must be received by the Board of Elections by 8PM on Election Day, November 8.  The deadline for requesting a Vote-By Mail Ballot vial mail is 3PM on November 1.  Voters who miss the deadline to receive a ballot by mail and make an in-person Mail-In Ballot application at the Board of Election Office up until 3PM on November 7.

“We are committed to counting every vote in Monmouth County,” Hanlon said. “Don’t hesitate to contact us with any issues, including to confirm that your ballot has been received.”

Posted: October 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Hanlon announces measures to correct Vote-By-Mail issues”

  1. Tom Stokes said at 4:38 pm on October 12th, 2016:

    There may be something more involved.

    Undelivarable addresses, vacant locations where ballots are being mailed to.

    Stay tuned.

  2. Check for dead people, said at 11:06 pm on October 13th, 2016:

    illegals, multiple names at the same address, people who live in NoCarolina and come home every 4 years to say hey to friends,and vote from Mom’s house up here, too..you know, basic theft of the one-person, one-vote cherished privilege, which is being aborted worse than ever under the postulate: if you can’t win on better ideas and harder work, just steal it! Our poor country…

  3. TheDigger said at 3:48 pm on October 14th, 2016:

    How about two different voter id’s, same birth dates, same address, same last name and same first name with only one letter added to one of the first names and they are both being sent vote by mail ballots to the same address overseas in the UK. And both are males. Hmmmmm?