County Advises Residents To Verify Voter Information

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  FREEHOLD – Monmouth County officials want to make sure that residents verify that their voter registration, mailing address and signatures are current.

   Due to the State mandate declaring the November 3 General Election as a primarily vote by mail election, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is strongly advising Monmouth County voters to update or verify their registration and signature information with the Monmouth County Superintendent of Elections Office and Monmouth County Clerk’s Election Office.

  Hanlon recommended that all registered voters have an up-to-date signature and physical address, and if necessary, mailing address on file with the County’s Election Offices. Residents who have recently moved within Monmouth County are urged to complete a voter registration form to update their address.

  Voters who wish to update their signature on file can do so by submitting a new voter registration form and checking off the “Signature Update” box on the form.

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  This form should be submitted to the County Superintendent of Elections as soon as possible and prior to the State voter registration deadline of Tuesday, October 13. Voter registration forms are available for download on the County Clerk’s website, MonmouthCountyVotes.com, and the free Monmouth County Votes Mobile App.

  The County Clerk’s Election Office relies on the voter registration rolls for accuracy of addresses when mailing ballots to voters. To help keep the most accurate records, any election mail that is delivered to your residence and is addressed to someone who does not currently live there, should be put back in the mail and marked “return to sender.”

  Those who have lost a loved one and want to remove him or her from the voter rolls, a family member or next of kin must send a signed letter to the County Superintendent of Elections Office at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold.

  This letter must indicate that the person who passed away should be removed from the rolls, and must include the deceased person’s name, address, date of birth, and a copy of the death certificate.

  Those voters who will be away between late September and November 3, Election Day, can request to have their General Election ballot sent to an alternate mailing address. Voters are recommended to make this request to the County Clerk’s Election Office as soon as possible, either in writing or by submitting a vote-by-mail ballot application.

  Also recommended is that anyone with a permanent vote by mail status, he or she should confirm that the mailing address on file is correct. This can be done by contacting the County Clerk’s Election Office.

  By state law, mail-in ballots for this year’s election were sent to voters in late September.

  For information regarding polling locations, voting by mail and drop box locations for the 2020 General Election, call the County Board of Elections at 732-431-7802, ext. 7150. The drop box locations for returning mail-in ballots are listed on MonmouthCountyVotes.com.