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Mar 20, 2020

Four Municipalities to Conduct Mail-Only Ballot Elections

Allentown, Deal, Keansburg and Loch Arbour elections will be conducted via Vote by Mail only.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon advised residents that Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 105 yesterday, which mandates that the municipal elections on Tuesday, May 12 be conducted solely via mail-in ballots to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure that all voters can exercise their right to vote without risking their health and safety. This executive order will exclusively affect the May municipal elections in Allentown, Deal, Keansburg and Loch Arbour on May 12.

Every registered voter in these four municipalities will automatically receive a mail-in ballot, by law, and will not need to fill out an application. Also, voters will not be permitted to vote in-person at their polling locations on May 12.

“We will be working hand in hand with our municipal officials in these four towns to ensure that every voter receives a ballot,” said Hanlon.

Voters will be notified as to when the County Clerk’s Office will commence distribution of the mail-in ballots. Simple instructions for completing and returning mail-in ballots will be included in the ballot package.

All completed mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, May 12, and received by the Board of Elections for counting within 48 hours after the close of the polls.

For more information, visit Voters with additional questions about Voting by Mail should call the County Clerk’s Election Division at 732-431-7790 or email