PRIMARY ELECTION DAY IS NOW
JULY 7, 2020
AND IT IS PRIMARILY A “VOTE BY MAIL” ELECTION
On April 8, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order #120 which changed the June 2, 2020 primary election date to July 7, 2020.
On May 15, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order #144 ordering that the July 7 Primary Election be conducted primarily by vote-by-mail ballots due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vote-by-mail ballots will automatically be sent to all “active” registered Democratic and Republican voters without having to apply for the vote-by-mail ballots. Vote-by-mail applications will automatically be sent to all “active” voters who are registered as Unaffiliated and all “inactive” registered Democrats, Republicans and Unaffiliated voters. All vote-by-mail applications and return envelopes will have prepaid postage. To be considered valid the vote-by-mail ballot must be postmarked on or before July 7, 2020 and received by 8:00 pm on July 14, 2020.
The Borough of Monmouth Beach has one polling location, the Parish Center at the rear of the Church of the Precious Blood, 72 Riverdale Avenue, Monmouth Beach, and both District 1 and District 2 vote in that location. The polling location will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ONLY PAPER PROVISIONAL BALLOTS WILL BE ABLE TO BE CAST AT THE POLLING PLACE. Any voter who appears at the polling place on Primary Day must vote by a provisional ballot, except that a voter with disabilities may vote on an ADA-accessible voting machine.
For further information on the July 7, 2020 Primary Election process please visit www.monmouthcountyvotes.com or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-229-2204 x1002.
Joyce L. Escalante, RMC