Ortley Polling Place Approved

TOMS RIVER – St. Elisabeth’s Chapel hall will be the new polling location for Ortley Beach residents, officials said.

The church, located at 7 3rd Ave., will be the voting spot for District 26.

The old polling location had been the grocery store. It was at the A&P, which later became an Acme. The lease had expired after the 2016 election and the owners did not want to have the polling location there as they are marketing the space for a new tenant, officials said.

Township Clerk Mark Mutter recommended St. Elisabeth’s and the Ocean County Board of Elections later approved that location.