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Election Services

Find all of election and voter information for Ocean County in one convenient location. From voter registration information, petitions, to election night results, Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on election procedures that may not be listed here.

November 3rd General Election Information

Considering the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Murphy signed P.L. 2020, c. 72 which requires County Clerks to send all active registered voters a Vote by Mail Ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election.Your options for voting are:

Fill out the Vote by Mail Ballot you receive and return it:
  • to the Board of Elections via USPS
  • in person to Board of Elections
  • in person at your polling place on Election Day
  • drop your ballot in a secure ballot drop box - see locations
  • In addition, a limited number of polling places will be available on Election Day where you may cast a paper provisional ballot. Only disabled voters may cast a ballot on a voting machine.
Postage will be paid to return your ballot.
All Vote by Mail Ballots must be returned no later than 8PM on November 3rd, Election Day.

Contact Information

Voter Registration Questions – Ocean County Board of Elections - (732) 929-2167
Vote by Mail Ballot Questions – Ocean County Clerk’s Office - (732) 929- 2018
Polling Place Questions/Problems – Ocean County Board of Elections - (732) 929-2167 or
State of NJ Division of Elections – (609) 292-3760

Check the Status of your Vote by Mail Ballot – Call 1-877-NJ-VOTER

Important Links

Track Your Vote by Mail Ballot
2020 Ocean County & Municipal Candidates General Election List
2020 Ocean County School Board Candidates List
2020 Ocean County Sample Ballots
2020 Ocean County Polling Place Locations
 2020 Secure Ballot Drop Box Locations
2020 Federal Candidates List and Public Questions
Voter Registration Form – (Deadline October 13th)
How To Complete Your Vote By Mail Ballot (video)

Voter Educational Video

Election Archived Information: (732) 929-2153

Select Election & Canvasser archived information:

 November General Election Results
 Vote by Mail Instructions (Video)
 2020 General Election Candidates List
 Barnegat Sample Ballot
 Barnegat Light Sample Ballot
 Bay Head Sample Ballot
 Beach Haven Sample Ballot
 Beachwood Sample Ballot
 Berkeley Sample Ballot
 Berkeley Ward 3 Sample Ballot
 Brick Sample Ballot
 Harvey Cedars Sample Ballot
 Eagleswood Samplet Ballot
 Island Heights Sample Ballot
 Jackson Sample Ballot
 Lacey Sample Ballot
 Lakehurst Sample Ballot
 Lakewood Sample Ballot
 Lavallette Sample Ballot
 Little Egg Harbor Sample Ballot
 Long Beach Sample Ballot
 Manchester Sample Ballot
 Mantoloking Sample Ballot
 Ocean Gate Sample Ballot
 Ocean Sample Ballot
 Pine Beach Sample Ballot
 Plumsted Samplet Ballot
 Point Pleasant 3rd Sample Ballot
 Point Pleasant 4th Sample Ballot
 Point Pleasant Beach Samplet Ballot
 Seaside Heights Sample Ballot
 Seaside Park Sample Ballot
 Ship Bottom Sample Ballot
 South Toms River Sample Ballot.pdf
 Stafford 2nd Sample Ballot
 Stafford 3rd Sample Ballot
 Surf City Sample Ballot
 Toms River Sample Ballot
 Tuckerton Sample Ballot

Live Election Results

2020 General Election Results

Election Calendar

View our Election Dates Booklet. This booklet will help to assist you by providing information and reminders on critical deadlines and dates that occur throughout the year involving voting and elections.

Voter Information

Vote by Mail (US)

In New Jersey, any voter can vote by mail. You do not need a reason to vote by mail. Don't feel like going to the polls? Simply vote by mail. Now there is no excuse not to vote!

You may apply for a Mail-in ballot if you are a qualified and registered voter by written application to this office.

• Sign your name as it appears in the registry book
• Submit your request up to 7 days before any and all elections (Primary, General, School, etc.)
• Any Mail-in voter who fails to apply by the deadline may apply in person to the office on any day up to 3:00 P.M. of the day before the Election

Download your mail-in form (PDF)

Register to Vote!

To register in New Jersey you must be:
• A United States citizen
• At least 17 years old, and understand that you may not vote until reaching the age of 18
• An Ocean County resident for 30 days before the election

Download the latest voter registration application from the state website

Military, Civilian Overseas & Federal Voting

If you are in the military service (or a dependent, patient in a veterans hospital or civilian attached to or serving with the military) a civilian overseas or a Federal Voter Mail-in voting privileges are available. For more information or an application contact the Election Office or click the link for the application below.

Federal Post Card Application Instructions
• Print and complete the application
• Mail completed application to:
   Ocean County Clerk
   Election Office Room 107
   P.O. Box 2191
   Toms River, NJ 08754
To expedite the processing of your application please fax your application: (732) 349-4336 or email it to: oceancountyuocava@co.ocean.nj.us REMEMBER: If you opt to cast your ballot via e-mail you must have a scanner and a printer.

Contact our Election Office at (800) 722-0291 ext 2153 or (732) 929-2153 if you have any questions or require assitance.

Download application from the Federal Voting Assistance Program website


Candidate nominating Petitions for all County Offices (Freeholder, Clerk, Sheriff & Surrogate) as well as local candidates and Independent candidates seeking office are available at the Election Office for distribution.