June 8, 2021 Primary Election
Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising Monmouth County voters that the June Primary Election will be conducted in the normal course, pursuant to State law. It will NOT be a mail-in ballot election like last year.
In person voting on machines will be available at polling places on Election Day, June 8, 2021. Voters also have the option to Vote by Mail and can submit an application to do so. Applications to Vote by Mail that are sent by U.S. Mail must be received by the County Clerk’s Office seven days before an election, Tuesday, June 1. Voters may also apply in-person at the County Clerk’s Elections Office located at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold up until 3 p.m. on Monday, June 7.
If you have any questions about voting by mail, please call the County Clerk’s Election Office at 732-431-7790.
Vote by Mail Tutorial Video for the 2021 Primary Election:
Can Unaffiliated Voters Participate in the Primary Election?
The Primary Election in New Jersey is a semi-closed election, per State law. Voters who are already affiliated with the Republican or Democratic Party can vote only in that party’s primary election. Unaffiliated voters may participate in the partisan primary of their choice.
Unaffiliated voters can vote at their polling locations by indicating which political party’s primary election they would like to vote in. Unaffiliated voters who vote by mail will receive mail-in ballots for both political parties and must then choose which ballot to vote, and vote only the ONE ballot.
Please be advised that unaffiliated voters who vote in the primary election will automatically have their voter registration status changed from Unaffiliated to either Republican or Democrat (whichever ballot has been chosen). Voters may, at a later time, change their registration status back to unaffiliated or to another political party.
For questions, please contact the Superintendent of Election’s Office at 732-431-7780.