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Hanlon launches ballot tracking site

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon launched a website yesterday to make it easier for Monmouth voters confirm that their ballots have been received by the Board of Elections.

Be sure to #VoteEarly and to track your ballot! In partnership with the Monmouth County Board of Elections and…

Posted by Christine Giordano Hanlon on Monday, October 19, 2020

MonmouthCounty.BallotTrax.net is simple and easy to use. It took me less than a minute to confirm that my ballot has been received.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Elections | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Unaffiliated and Dem voters are voting earlier than Republicans

The Gallagher’s voted this week

By Art Gallagher

There have been over 6 million votes cast nationally in the general election so far, according to a report at TheHill.

Almost 4 million of those votes have been cast by voters unaffiliated with the Democrat or Republican Parties. 1.4 million ballots have been cast by Democrats and 653,000 by Republicans.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Breaking: Monmouth GOP files suit against Murphy administration over election rules

The Monmouth County Republican Committee (MCRC) has filed an Order to Show Cause against New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesa Way seeking to compel the State to issue rules and regulations regarding the collection of ballots in the upcoming general election and to forbid the counting of ballots that are received by Boards of Elections after election day and without postmarks.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 24th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Trump campaign, GOP, sues Murphy to block vote-by-mail election

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, the Republican National Committee and the New Jersey Republican Party have sued New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Secretary of State Tahesa Way in federal court to block the enforcement of Murphy’s Executive Order requiring a vote-by-mail election this November.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, COVID-19, Elections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Moving School Elections Back to April is in the Best Interest of Parents, Students and Taxpayers

By Tony Fiore, Deputy Mayor, Middletown, NJ

Middletown Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore

In 2012, the Middletown Township Committee voted on a resolution to be a part of what was an initial pilot program to move the local Board of Education Election from April to November.  The benefit of entering that program was that election costs could be saved for the Township while school budgets would not be subject to voter approval so long as they complied with the 2% cap.

After 6 years of election data, it has become clear the potential benefits of this change do not outweigh the unintended fiscal and political costs of continuing to elect Board of Education members during a partisan electoral cycle.

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Posted: January 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Hanlon Announces Hotline For Vote-By-Mail Voters

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has established a hotline for Vote-By-Mail voters to verify that their ballots have been received or for voters who have had their ballot returned to their home by the Post Office to call for assistance or instructions.

The dedicated phone number to call is 732-303-2900.  Calls will be answered between 8:30 am and 4:3o pm, Monday through Friday.

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Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Hanlon Announces Hotline For Vote-By-Mail Voters

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.

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

Hanlon Launches Election Education Website

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ – On Monday, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon launched a new voter education website to assist voters in Monmouth County with elections information.

The website, www.MonmouthCountyVotes.com, was designed in collaboration with the Monmouth County Board of Elections and the Monmouth County Superintendent of Elections to provide voters and residents of Monmouth County with an easy to use website dedicated to elections and voting assistance.

“We are very excited to provide this website to Monmouth County voters to assist them with all of their election needs and questions,” said Hanlon.  “All of the County’s election information is now available in a single location. This is really about helping voters, potential voters and candidates access the most up-to-date and important information with the click of a mouse.”

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Posted: September 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Two School Construction Referendums Fail, One Passes

OTHS Physical Performance Wellness CenterVoters in the Freehold Borough, Ocean Township and West Long Branch School Districts went to the polls yesterday to decide the fate of school construction bonding proposals.

In Freehold, 611 voters, 11% of those registered rejected borrowing $33 million for school construction by 241 to 370.  An identical referendum was defeated by Borough voters on September 30 by 273 to 374.   There are 1644 students residing in the district.   The average property tax bill in Freehold Borough would have increased by $278 per year had the measure passed.

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Posted: December 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Elections, Freehold, Monmouth County, Ocean Township, West Long Branch | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Three Monmouth Towns Have Elections Next Week, Highlands to have its first non-partisan election

Voters in Highlands, Keansburg and Long Branch will go to the polls next Tuesday (May 13) to elect members of their towns governing bodies in non-partisan elections.

IMG_1103 (800x468)Highlands has the only competitive race of the three towns with elections next week. The Sandy ravaged borough is having its first non-partisan election. Last November voters approved a referendum that moved municipal election day to May and did away with party lines.

Six candidates are running for two seats on the council.  None of the six are bracketed together or share the same slogan.

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Posted: May 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Elections, Highlands, Long Branch | Tags: , , , | 15 Comments »