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Election Information

Posted on: May 3, 2021

Primary Election: In-Person & By Mail

Vote by Mail

The June 8 Primary election will be conducted primarily in-person. Registered party members will not automatically receive ballots by mail. 

The usual polling places in Hazlet Township will be open to anyone who wants to vote in-person using a voting machine. 


Main In Ballots

Ballottrax is available to track the status of mail-in ballots

To vote by mail: if you requested a mail-in ballot in 2019 or earlier, you will automatically get a ballot sent to you. But if last year was the first time you voted by mail and you want to continue voting that way, you can apply at MonmouthCountyVotes.com, on the County Clerk’s “Monmouth County Votes” Mobile App, or by visiting the County Clerk’s Elections Office or Hazlet Municipal Clerk's office. Be aware that the County Clerk’s Office must receive your application seven days before an election. For the June 8 Primary Election, the date is Tuesday, June 1.  You can also apply in person at the County Clerk’s Elections Office located at 300 Halls Mill Road in Freehold until 3 pm. the day before primary day. 

To submit mail-in ballots: Voters may submit their ballots early to the County Board of Elections either in-person at the Board of Elections at 300 Halls Mill Road or via one of the County’s ballot drop box locations. (Hazlet's location is in front of the MVC agency at Airport Plaza. See more locations.

Mail in ballots must be dropped in the drop box by 8pm on Primary Election day to be counted. Or if they are mailed, they must be postmarked by Election Day, June 8.  Mail-in ballots must be returned to the Monmouth County Board of Elections for counting within 144 hours (6 days) after the close of the polls on election night and must be received by June 14.

Unaffiliated voters: Voters who are not affiliated with a political party, but wish to participate in the partisan primary of their choice will receive mail-in ballots for both political parties. The voter 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).  The voter may, at a later time, change their registration back to unaffiliated or to another political party. For questions regarding how to change your party affiliation after the Primary Election, please contact the Superintendent of Election’s Office at 732-431-7780.

Voters with additional questions regarding Voting by Mail should call the County Clerk’s Election Division at 732-431-7790 or email ClerkofElections@co.monmouth.nj.us.

For more information regarding the upcoming elections, please visit our Elections Website at MonmouthCountyVotes.com or download our free Monmouth County Votes mobile app at Apple App Store  or Google Play Store.




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