Another Important Message from Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon Regarding the Recent Change to the Statewide Vote by Mail Law

Dear Monmouth County Voters,

A new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August of 2019 again modified the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey.

This change mandates that all voters who voted by mail for any election in 2017 and 2018 be sent a Mail-In Ballot for all future elections.

If these voters do not wish to receive a Mail-In Ballot for all future elections, they must notify me in writing to opt out. These voters can click here to download an opt out form to complete and either e-mail or mail to my Elections Office.

It is important to remember that, according to State law, any voter who receives a Mail-In Ballot will not be permitted to vote on a voting machine on Election Day. Voters will either have to utilize the Mail-In Ballot they receive or vote on a paper provisional ballot at the polls on Election Day.

I apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause you, however, we must comply with the new State law.

If you have any questions about the Vote by Mail process or about the new law, I encourage you to contact my Elections Division at 732-431-7790 or


Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq.
Monmouth County Clerk

Download the Vote by Mail Opt Out Form by clicking here.