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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.

2023 Primary Election

Tuesday, June 6 Polls open 6am - 8pm

Nominating petitions for Primary candidates - filing deadline is Monday March 27th at 4pm

State Senate/Assembly candidates file petitions with the State of NJ
County candidates file petitions with the County Clerk (contact election office 732-929-2153)
Municipal candidates file petitions with the Municipal Clerk(PDF)

2023 Official Primary Election County Candidate List

Thursday April 6th at 3:00pm is the Ballot Drawing for the Primary Election

Wednesday April 12 is the deadline to file a party declaration form for the Primary.
Contact Ocean County Board of Elections for forms at link below or 732-929-2167
Ocean County Board of Elections

Tuesday May 16 is the last day to register to vote for the Primary Election

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

Tuesday May 30 is the last day for the County Clerk to receive by mail a Vote by Mail Application for the Primary Election

Monday June 5 at 3pm is the deadline to obtain In-person a Vote by Mail Ballot for the Primary Election
Primary Election Vote By Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations (must drop off ballot in drop box by 8pm June 6th)

Primary Election Early Voting Locations
Early Voting for the Primary Election will be conducted on the following dates:
Friday June 2 from 10am - 8pm
Saturday June 3 from 10am - 8pm
Sunday June 4 from 10am - 6pm

Primary Election Sample Ballots
Primary Election Polling Place Locations

Election Archived Information: (732) 929-2153

Select Election & Canvasser archived information:

 Barnegat Sample Ballot
 Barnegat Light Sample Ballot
 Bay Head Sample Ballot
 Beach Haven Sample Ballot
 Beachwood Sample Ballot
 Berkeley Sample Ballot
 Brick Sample Ballot
 Eagleswood Sample Ballot
 Harvey Cedars Sample 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 Sample Ballot
 Ocean Gate Sample Ballot
 Pine Beach Sample Ballot
 Plumsted Sample Ballot
 Point Pleasant Sample Ballot
 Point Pleasant Beach Sample Ballot
 Seaside Heights Sample Ballot
 Seaside Park Sample Ballot
 Ship Bottom Sample Ballot
 South Toms River Sample Ballot
 Stafford Sample Ballot
 Surf City Sample Ballot
 Toms River Sample Ballot
 Tuckerton Sample Ballot

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 115
   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.