Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Thursday mandating that May 12 elections be held via mail to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.
Clerk Hanlon is notifying voters in these four municipalities that due to this unprecedented situation, every registered voter will automatically receive a mail-in ballot, by law, and will not need to fill out an application. Voters will not be permitted to vote in-person at their polling locations on May 12.
Voters will be notified as to when the County Clerk’s Office will commence distribution of the mail-in ballots. Simple instructions for completing and returning mail-in ballots will be included in the ballot package.
All completed mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, May 12, and received by the Board of Elections for counting within 48 hours after the close of the polls.
As more information becomes available, our office will update our elections website at MonmouthCountyVotes.com, Monmouth County Votes Mobile App, and official Facebook and Twitter pages.
Voters with additional questions about Voting by Mail should call the County Clerk’s Election Division at 732-431-7790 or email [email protected].