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Voter Registration Deadline Is Oct. 18

This fall we elect the President, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, two members of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, the Monmouth County Sheriff, the Monmouth County Surrogate, three members of the Ocean Township Board of Education, and vote on ballot initiatives on casino gambling and the transportation trust fund. To voice your choice, you must vote, and to vote, you must be registered. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 18. Forms necessary for registration may be found here. Prospective Monmouth County voters must complete the form and deliver it to

Vote!     Mary DeSarno
    Superintendent of Elections
    300 Halls Mill Road
    Freehold, NJ 07728


    Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
    Election Division website

If you mail the form, it must have been received -- and not just postmarked -- by October 18.

General Election Day: November 8

Clinton! Johnson! Trump! Oh, my! Clinton! Johnson! Trump! Oh, my! Election Day is Tuesday, November 8 -- citizenship is not a spectator sport. Be a responsible citizen, and vote.

Vote By Mail

The deadline to apply by mail for a mail-in ballot is November 1; the application must be received by the Elections office by close of business). You may apply in person until 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 7.

Where To Vote

If you don't mail in your vote, you'll want to know the location of your local precinct polls. Go here and enter your address to find your polling place.

Voter Identification Requirements

If you're a first time voter, you may be asked to provide ID at the polls. Here is a list of accepted documents, and the rules determining whether you may cast a ballot on the machine, or must cast a provisional ballot.

For More Information

Should you have more questions, need more information, or need a required form, visit the Voting page of our website. You can also check the Monmouth County Clerk's very helpful site.

Don't Forget

Vote. November 8. It's important.

Thoughtful Voting

Are you disappointed that so much of the news is coverage of elections as horse races? Do you wish you had more information about the candidates' positions, and records, and the sources of their campaign contributions? Would you like to know how their views stack up against yours?

If you'd like to be a better informed voter, a more responsible citizen, you might want to take a look at these websites. They're non-partisan, and non-profit. You can read more about them -- who they are, why they are, what they do -- on the websites.

The League offers the sites and as suggestions -- we do not endorse their views, nor do we attest to their accuracy. Don't believe everything you read.

Vote Smart

Project Vote Smart

Looking for some facts about candidates and office-holders? Would you like to know the details of their voting records, their positions -- a comprehensive view including stands they've taken and those they've ducked? Project Vote Smart, provides non-partisan information to aid your research.

At Vote Smart, thousands of citizens, conservative and liberal working together, research the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials to discover their voting records, campaign contributions, public statements, biographical data (including their work history) and evaluations of them generated by over 400 national and 1300 state special interest groups.

Take a look. In what is increasingly a post-fact political economy, it is sometimes difficult to determine where candidates stand on positions important to you. Follow the money: Vote Smart shows the top contributors to the candidates. Get smart. Vote smart.

I Side With


This site offers quizzes, asking your thoughts on various issues, matching you to the candidates.

Curious about how a candidates plans for taxes will effect what you pay? I Side With has a tax plan calculator -- enter information about your income and expenses and a few other items, and will tell you what happens to you, and to the national debt. I Side With has more. Take a look.

A note: I Side With is the work of a small team, and somewhat confusingly in places displays results for some who are no longer running. Consider what you see helpful, but advisory.

NJ Ballot Initiatives

Two public questions appear on the ballot. Expansion of casino gambling in two additional counties -- presumably in north Jersey -- is question number one. Background information, arguments for and against, can be found at a variety of sites, including

The dedication of all gas tax revenues to transportation uses is the second question. Further information can be found at these sites

17-Year-Olds Can Register To Vote

Every eligible 17-year-old New Jersey citizen may register to vote with the understanding that they may not vote until they become 18. Seventeen year olds can now complete and mail in a voter registration form and will be designated as pending until their 18th birthday. At that time, their designation will change to registered.

The League of Women Voters urges every eligible 17-year-old to register today. There is no need to wait. You can find registration forms online for Monmouth County here and on the New Jersey Division of Elections website

Additionally, the Motor Vehicle Commission has made it easier for 17-year-olds, and everyone else, to register to vote or update their voting information when obtaining or renewing licenses. Newly installed technology enables MVC customers to indicate if they would like to register and provide an electronic signature using a touch screen computer.

This is the League ...

The League of Women Voters is a pre-eminent source for voter service education and has provided nonpartisan information to New Jerseyans for 90 years. As a grassroots organization the League works to build participation in the democratic process and educate the public on key community issues.

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