Please note that a new law signed by the Governor in August of 2019 again modifies the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. Please click here for more information and to download the Vote by Mail Opt Out Form.
Any voter may vote by mail, in any election, for any reason whatsoever. All valid Mail-In Ballots are counted and are included in the election results.
In order to vote by mail, please download and complete this Application for Vote by Mail Ballot (English) or for a Spanish version Application for Vote by Mail Ballot (Spanish) and mail or deliver to:
Christine Giordano Hanlon
Monmouth County Clerk of Elections
300 Halls Mill Road
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Voters have the option to receive a vote by mail ballot for one election or for all future elections until the voter opts out in writing to the Monmouth County Clerk. Click here to download a vote by mail opt out form.
Any person providing assistance to the voter in completing the Application for Mail-In Ballot must provide his/her name, address and signature on the application.
Applications must be received by the Clerk of Elections via mail 7 days prior to the election. Hand delivered applications will be accepted up until 3 p.m. the day before the election.
You may authorize a messenger to appear at the County Clerk’s Office with your completed form, provided that you fill out and sign the application designating the messenger. A messenger may not be a candidate in the election for which the voter is requesting a ballot by authorized messenger. The messenger is required to show photo identification when he/she delivers the application to the County Clerk’s Office. Upon approval the ballot will be given to the messenger for delivery to the voter.
Note: A person may only serve as a messenger for 3 qualified voters.
Voted Mail-In Ballots can either be mailed or hand delivered to the Board of Elections Office for counting, also located at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold. Please note that all hand delivered Mail-In Ballots must be received by the Board of Elections at the close of the polls on election night. All Mail-In Ballots sent via mail must be postmarked by election day and received by the Board of Elections within 48 hours after the close of the polls.
If you have questions about the Vote by Mail process, download our Vote by Mail FAQ (English) brochure.
For more information, please call the Clerk of Elections Office at 732.431.7790.