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Early Voting in Monmouth Draws a Crowd

Registered voters can cast a ballot before the Tuesday election.

Flooded homes, long gas lines, power outages and toppled trees didn't prevent a crowd from gathering at the Monmouth County Board of Elections in Freehold on Saturday.

Voters lined up out the door of the Halls Mill Road facility to cast their election ballot. New Jersey allows voting in advance of Election Day on Tuesday. Following Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie ordered county clerks' offices across the state to hold extended hours to allow citizens to take part in the early voting opportunity.

To accommodate walk-in voting, the Monmouth County Clerk of Elections Office, located at 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, will be open to the public on the days and hours listed below:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the following Monmouth County officials:

  • County Clerk - 732-431-7790
  • Superintendent of Elections - 732-431-7780
  • Board of Elections - 732-431-7150
Betty Moerschel November 03, 2012 at 11:32 PM
It's virtually a mail in ballot that you don't have to mail in. For us, we got to have heat for about an hour. It's all good.
Kimberly Belotti November 04, 2012 at 05:02 AM
This is frustrating...what about all of us that aren't even in the counties we reside in because not having heat or home forced us to find shelter further away. What are our options??? THIS EARLY VOTING IS NOT HELPFUL!!! Gas is precious for those that are even within a reasonable driving distance and many may not see any of this information if they don't have internet or TV because they don't have electric or homes or smartphones with web access. Plus...how many people are simply only concentrating on finding a roof to reside under and warmth to keep from freezing and food and water....do you think the election is a priority??? This is a breadcrumb and nothing more then fluff so it looks like those in politics appear to be doing something. I am disgusted...getting people back to work and in shelter and not the election between between two millionaires, should be the focus.
Dentss Dunnagun November 04, 2012 at 10:02 AM
During its first term in office, the Obama Administration thus far has proven itself in favor of increased Government control and Central Planning. That is, the general trend throughout the last four years has been towards greater nationalization of industries (first finance, then automakers and now healthcare and insurance), as well as greater reliance on our Central Bank to maintain our finances. Last year the US Federal Reserve bought over 70% of all US debt issuance. During this period we saw decreased buying from both China and Russia. That is a big problem because as noted before, hyperinflation unfolds when a country loses credibility in the global markets. The fact that foreigners are increasingly shunning US Treasuries is the first step in that direction which is the last step for America
Tom Violett November 04, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I live in Howell. Do I have to go to Freehold?
visanic@verizon.net November 05, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Due to Hurricane Sandy, Governor Christie has made some important changes that that may make it easier for you to vote. • You can go vote early at your County Clerk today. Here's a list of County Clerk locations: http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-local-officials.html.1 • Residents who want to vote electronically can submit a mail-in ballot application either by e-mail or fax to their county clerk (you'll need to call them to find out their email address). Once the application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot back to the voter also by e-mail or fax. Voters must return the ballot electronically by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. Applications for mail-in ballots can be found here: http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html. Visitors to the website should ignore messages saying applications cannot be faxed or e-mailed. For details, call your County Clerk: http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-local-officials.html.2 • If you can't get to your normal polling place, you can cast a provisional ballot in person on Tuesday in a county other than the one that you're registered in.3 Further information is available by calling the following toll-free number: 1-877-NJVOTER (1-877-658-6837).
Toni Rocco Baker November 05, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Some polling places have changed. Go to your town's local website for info: Here's a link to Howell's: http://www.twp.howell.nj.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=82

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