County Officials Announce Special Provisions For Voting Day; Change In Voting Location For 4 Lakewood Districts

Polls will be open throughout Ocean County on Election Day and special provisions are in effect for voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy. “We are taking extraordinary measures to ensure that Ocean County voters can cast a ballot in this election,” said Freeholder John P. Kelly, who is both Director of Law and Public Safety and liaison to the Ocean County Board of Elections.

A list of polling places is available at the Ocean County Government Homepage A list of relocated polling places can be found here.

“If your polling place is open and has power, please vote as you usually would,” Kelly said. “For those residents displaced by the storm or in shelters, we are making every effort to make certain that they can vote.”

Each of the county’s polling places will be stocked with generic provisional ballots and a sample ballot from each of the county’s 33 municipalities. Displaced voters can cast a provisional ballot from any location in the county.
“This way, people from one town can still cast a ballot even if they are staying in another town,” Kelly said. “This will be a great help for residents from the barrier islands who are unable to return to their homes.”

Additionally, registered voters can submit a mail-in ballot application either by e-mail or fax to the Ocean County Clerk by 5 pm on Tuesday Nov. 6

Applications are available online at Ignore any mention of pre-storm deadlines. Voters must return the ballot by 8 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Ballot applications may be faxed to 732-349-4336 or emailed to [email protected]

Once the application is accepted, the clerk will issue a mail-in ballot electronically to the voter. Instructions on how to return the completed ballot will be included.

The county has also rented a mobile voting bus that will visit area shelters. TLS.

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  1. I think that’s why it’s called provisional ballots – they aren’t counted until they’re double-checked to make sure you weren’t already voted for

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