The 2020 Election voting process is underway as residents are beginning to receive vote-by-mail ballots.

There are 17 drop off box locations in Monmouth County and 17 in Ocean County you can drive to and drop off your ballot and of course you can send back by mail as well.

“The drop off box location provides a secure and easily accessible receptacle for our voters who do not want to mail their ballot back in or travel to the Ocean County Board of Elections,” Ocean County Freeholder Gary Quinn, liaison to the Ocean County Clerk, said in a statement. “We have placed them throughout the County in strategic locations often frequented by our residents. These boxes are under 24 hour security surveillance monitored by the County."

“Regardless of the State mandated changes, it is essential to have your vote counted for the General Election,” Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Board of Elections, said in a separate statement. “On November 3, there will be limited in-person polling locations with only paper ballots available. Because of the State mandates, residents will need to utilize the 17 mail-in ballot drop boxes throughout the County to deposit your mail-in ballot.”

“This is the first time in our state’s history that a General Election will be conducted primarily by mail,” Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon said in a separate statement. “During a typical election in Monmouth County, a small percentage of voters have cast their votes by mail-in ballots. This year, due to the recent State mandate regarding universal mailing of ballots to all active registered voters, more than 450,000 ballots are being mailed out, and the vast majority of voters will cast their votes by mail. Preparing almost half a million mail-in ballot packets has been a challenging experience and I am grateful to the hard working employees of the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office and of all three County Election Offices during this unprecedented election process."

Here are the Ocean County Vote-by-mail ballots drop box locations:

· Barnegat Township Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Burr Street, Barnegat Township

· Beachwood Branch of the Ocean County Library, 126 Beachwood Blvd., Beachwood

· Berkeley Township Branch of the Ocean County Library, 30 Station Road, Bayville

· Brick Township Municipal Building, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick

· Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson

· Lacey Township Branch of the Ocean County Library, 10 E. Lacey Road, Forked River

· Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library, 290 Mathistown Road, Little Egg Harbor

· Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library, 217 S. Central Avenue, Surf City

· Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library, 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester

· Ocean County Northern Resource Center, 225 4th Street, Lakewood

· Ocean County Parking Garage, 3rd Floor Level – Madison Avenue, Toms River

· Ocean County Southern Service Center, 179 South Main Street, Manahawkin

· PIC Building, 1959 Route 9, Toms River

· Point Pleasant Branch of the Ocean County Library, 834 Beaver Dam Road, Point Pleasant

· Toms River (Main Branch) of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street, Toms River

· Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Avenue, Lavallette

· Whiting Reading Center of the Ocean County Library, 400 Lacey Road, Suite #5, Whiting section of Manchester Township

Here are the Monmouth County Vote-by-mail ballots drop box locations:

Aberdeen Township

Aberdeen Municipal Building
1 Aberdeen Square
Aberdeen, NJ  07747

Allentown Borough

Allentown Borough Hall

8 North Main Street

P.O. Box 487
Allentown, NJ  08501 

Asbury Park City

Asbury Park City Hall
City Council Chambers (Bangs Avenue Entrance)

1 Municipal Plaza
Asbury Park, NJ  07712

Belmar Borough

Borough of Belmar Municipal Building

601 Main Street

Belmar, NJ  07719

Eatontown Borough

Eatontown Borough Municipal Building –

Rear Entrance

47 Broad Street

Eatontown, NJ  07724

Freehold Township

Board of Elections Office

Special Services Complex Building –

Side Entrance

300 Halls Mill Road

Freehold, NJ   07728

Hazlet Township

Hazlet Agency - NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

1374 Highway 36 Airport Plaza

Hazlet, NJ  07730

Howell Township

Howell Township Municipal Building –

Rear Entrance

4567 Route 9 North

Howell, NJ  07731

Long Branch City

Long Branch City Hall

344 Broadway

Long Branch, NJ  07740

Manalapan Township

Manalapan Township Municipal Building

120 County Rd 522

Manalapan, NJ  07726

Middletown Township

Croydon Hall
900 Leonardville Road

Middletown, NJ  07737

Middletown Municipal Building

1 Kings Hwy

Middletown Township, NJ  07748

Neptune Township

Neptune Township Municipal Building

25 Neptune Boulevard

Neptune, NJ  07753

Ocean Township

Ocean Township Town Hall

399 Monmouth Road
Oakhurst, NJ  07755

Red Bank Borough

Red Bank Borough Municipal Building

90 Monmouth Street

Red Bank, NJ   07701

Rumson Borough

Rumson Borough Hall (front parking lot)

80 East River Road

Rumson, NJ  07760

Wall Township

Wall Township Municipal Building

2700 Allaire Road

Wall, NJ  07719

If you have any questions or need additional information, you are encouraged to visit the Ocean County Clerk website at www.oceancountyclerk.com and the Monmouth County Clerk website at monmouthcountyclerk.com.

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