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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.

2022 Primary Election

Tuesday, June 7
Polls will be open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

Online Voter Registration
Paper Voter Registration Form (Return to Ocean County Board of Elections)
Download your vote by mail ballot application(PDF)

Primary Candidate Nominating Petitions Filing Deadline - Monday April 4
Petitions for Federal Office - File with NJ Division of Elections
Petitions for County Office - File with County Clerk
Petitions for Municipal Office - File with Municipal Clerk

• Political Party Declaration Form Filing Deadline for Primary Election - Wednesday, April 13
Primary Election Candidate List(PDF)
• Ballot Position Drawing for Primary Election; 3:00pm at Ocean County Courthouse - Thursday, April 14
• Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election - Tuesday, May 17
• Last Day for County Clerk to receive a Vote by Mail Ballot Application via mail for Primary Election is Tuesday, May 31
• Early Voting for Primary Election - June 3, 4, 5
• Monday June 6 at 3pm is the deadline to obtain In-person a Vote by Mail Ballot for Primary Election

Primary Election Sample Ballots
Primary Election Polling Place Locations
Primary Election Early Voting Locations
Primary Election Vote By Mail Drop Box Locations

Election Archived Information: (732) 929-2153

Select Election & Canvasser archived information:

 Barnegat Sample Ballots
 Barnegat Light Sample Ballot
 Bay Head Sample Ballot
 Beach Haven Sample Ballot
 Beachwood Sample Ballots
 Berkeley Sample Ballots
 Brick Sample Ballots
 Eagleswood Sample Ballot
 Harvey Cedars Sample Ballot
 Island Heights Sample Ballots
 Jackson Sample Ballots
 Lacey Sample Ballots
 Lakehurst Sample Ballot
 Lakewood Sample Ballots
 Lavallette Sample Ballots
 Little Egg Harbor Sample Ballots
 Long Beach Sample Ballots
 Manchester Sample Ballots
 Mantoloking Sample Ballot
 Ocean Sample Ballots
 Ocean Gate Sample Ballot
 Pine Beach Sample Ballots
 Plumsted Sample Ballots
 Point Pleasant Boro Sample Ballots
 Point Pleasant Beach Sample Ballots
 Seaside Heights Sample Ballot
 Seaside Park Sample Ballots
 Ship Bottom Sample Ballot
 South Toms River Sample Ballots
 Stafford Sample Ballots
 Surf City Sample Ballot
 Toms River Sample Ballots
 Tuckerton Sample Ballots

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 (Commissioner, Clerk, Sheriff & Surrogate) as well as local candidates and Independent candidates seeking office are available at the Election Office for distribution.