Ocean County Press Release
Ocean County Clerk Joins with Board of Elections To Provide One Stop Service May 31
5/27/2014

TOMS RIVER – In an effort to assist Ocean County voters in casting their ballots in the June 3 Primary Election, the Ocean County Clerk's Office and the Ocean County Board of Elections is providing "one stop" service to voters during extended hours on Saturday, May 31.

"This is an opportunity for voters who wish to obtain and cast in person a Vote by Mail Ballot for the upcoming June 3 Primary Election," announced Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 31, staff from the Ocean County Clerk's Office and the Board of Elections will assist primary voters at the Board of Elections Office located in the basement of 129 Hooper Ave., here. Free parking is available in the nearby Ocean County Parking Garage adjacent to the Board of Elections Office.

"The County Clerk's Office in conjunction with the Board of Elections is providing our citizens with every opportunity possible to cast a ballot in the June Primary," said Ocean County Freeholder John P. Kelly, who serves as liaison to the County Clerk. "We encourage the voters of Ocean County to access this service during the extended hours."

All applications for Vote By Mail Ballots for the Primary that are sent thru the mail had to arrive in the County Clerk's Office by Tuesday, May 27. After that date, registered voters in Ocean County must apply in person at the County Clerk's Election Office to obtain a Vote by Mail Ballot for the Primary Election. Voters do not need a reason to Vote by Mail in New Jersey.

The deadline for obtaining a Vote by Mail Ballot in person is 3 p.m., Monday, June 2. After 3 p.m. Monday, voters must obtain a court order from a Judge allowing them to apply for a Vote by Mail Ballot. The County Clerk's Election Office is located in the Ocean County Courthouse, 118 Washington St., Room 107, Toms River.

As of May 27, the County Clerk's Election Office issued a total of 5,231 Vote by Mail Ballots for the upcoming June 3 Primary Election. Of the ballots issued, 2,843 have been issued to registered Republicans; 1,643 ballots have been issued to registered Democrats and 745 ballots have been issued to unaffiliated voters.

All voters who wish to apply in person for a Vote by Mail Ballot need to present proper identification such as a New Jersey Driver's License to prove their identity and sign their name as it appears in the voter registry book.

For additional information on obtaining a Vote by Mail Ballot individuals may contact the County Clerk's Election Office at (732) 929-2153.

Over 378,000 sample ballots will be mailed prior to the June 3 Primary Election providing registered voters with a copy of the official ballot that will appear on voting machines as well as the polling place location for the 413 election districts throughout Ocean County.

Colabella added that a copy of the official sample ballot and polling location addresses for all 33 municipalities are also available at www.oceancountyclerk.com, the County Clerk's web site.

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