Major Changes to July 7th Primary Election

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The Recorder

Major Changes to July 7th Primary Election

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising all voters that Governor Murphy announced major changes to the July 7, 2020 Primary Election process. This comes after the initial change in the Primary Election date from June 2nd to July 7th, announced last month. 

According to Executive Order No. 144, all active registered Republicans and Democrats will automatically receive mail-in ballots for voting in the 2020 Primary Election.  All registered unaffiliated voters will receive a mail-in ballot application so that they can apply to receive mail-in ballots for voting.

Unaffiliated voters who wish to vote in the primary election can vote at home via the vote by mail process.  Click here to watch Clerk Hanlon's informational video about voting at home in Monmouth County.  


The Executive Order provides for some regional polling centers to be open on Election Day for those voting via provisional ballot and to accommodate disabled voters.

Clerk Hanlon will provide voters with more information as it becomes available.

We encourage you to follow the County Clerk’s Office on social media, including FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for additional updates regarding the Primary Election.

For more information, please visit our elections website at or download our free Monmouth County Votes Mobile App

 Monmouth County Clerk’s Offices Closed to the Public

Through Sunday, May 31, 2020 

County Clerks Building

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clerk Hanlon is advising that the public access restriction to the Monmouth County Clerk’s Offices has been extended through Sunday, May 31, 2020. County Clerk employees are working, and are available by phone and email. For further details on the County Clerk’s Office operations, please visit our website,

For more information regarding the closure of all Monmouth County government buildings to the public through Sunday, May 31, 2020, please click here to read the full press release from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause.

Christine Giordano Hanlon


Very truly yours,




Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq.

Monmouth County Clerk