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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 General Election

Tuesday, November 8
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)

General Election Candidate Petitions
Petitions for School Board - Obtain and File with County Clerk - Deadline July 25th; 4:00 p.m.
Petitions for Non-Partisan Municipal Office - Obtain and File with Municipal Clerk (Beach Haven, Island Heights, Jackson & Manchester) - Deadline September 6th

General Election Candidate List(PDF)
School Board Candidate List(PDF)
• Ballot Position Drawing for General Election; 3:00pm at Ocean County Courthouse - August, 15
• Voter Registration Deadline for General Election - Tuesday, October 18
• Last Day for County Clerk to receive a Vote by Mail Ballot Application via mail for General Election is Tuesday, November 1
• Early Voting for General Election - October 29 - November 6
• Monday November 7 at 3pm is the deadline to obtain In-person a Vote by Mail Ballot for General Election

General Election Sample Ballots (Coming Soon)
General Election Polling Place Locations (Coming Soon)
General Election Early Voting Locations (Coming Soon)
General Election Vote By Mail Drop Box Locations(PDF)

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

Live Election Results

2022 Primary Election Results

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.