Evacuated Ocean County Voters Can Vote By Mail-in Ballot
Two locations in Southern Ocean are open through the weekend to vote.
Two places are available where people who have been displaced by Sandy can vote.
Voters can either go to the Ocean County Administration Building located at 101 Hooper Avenue, Room 116, in Toms River or the Southern Ocean Resource Center at 179 S Main Street in Stafford.
People at those locations will be handed a mail in ballot, which can be filled in and handed back. The deadline for mail in ballots to be received for counting is Monday at 3 p.m..
The hours are: today and tomorrow, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"We have relocated our staff from the Ocean County Courthouse to the Ocean County Administration Building at 101 Hooper Avenue," Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella said in a press release.
Colabella advised anyone who had applied for a ballot application through the mail and who has not yet received the ballot should make a new application in person.
With delays in the mail delivery related to the flooding, severe damage to homes and power problems associated with this historic storm, the County Clerk's Office cannot assure that the last-minute voters will receive their ballot through the mail in time for the November 6 election, officials said.
"We realize this is a stressful time for our residents and we want to do everything we can to ensure every registered voter has the opportunity to cast a ballot in this presidential election," Colabella said.