For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2009
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Monmouth County election offices at 300 Halls Mills Rd. will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 for registered Monmouth County voters who would like to vote in person.
“There is no reason for a registered voter to miss out on voting in the upcoming Nov. 3 election” Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French said. “If you know who you want to vote for and don’t want to take a chance on missing out on voting in your home district, you can vote in person at the county’s election offices.”
Voters may also vote in person up to 3 p.m. on Nov. 2, the day before the election, at the county election office. The regular election office hours are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The County Clerk’s election office and the Board of Elections’ office work in tandem to coordinate walk-in voters prior to Election Day.
The deadline to request a Vote By Mail ballot was Oct. 27. The Vote By Mail ballot has replaced the absentee ballot.
Election information can be found on the County Clerk’s page of the Monmouth County Web site at http://www.visitmonmouth.com. Contact the Monmouth County Clerks’ Election Office at 732-431-7790 for additional information.
French also reminds people that elections’ rules now allow voters to vote prior to the election for any reason.
“In the past, absentee voting was restricted to individuals with disabilities, those who were out of town on Election Day or unable to vote because work hours kept them from the polls,” French said.
“That is not the case any more. Any registered voter can come to the county’s election offices and vote prior to Election Day.”