Where to Vote in NJ After Hurricane Sandy
New Jersey registered voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy have several options this election day to get their votes in.
Voters displaced by the storm who have yet to return home may vote provisionally at any polling site in the county and should notify poll workers upon entering the polls that they are “displaced hurricane voters seeking to vote by provisional ballot,” the Atlantic County Board of Elections says.
Please note several polling location changes due to Hurricane Sandy:
- Atlantic City: 1-3 Price Memorial Church, 525 Atlantic Ave. CHANGED TO Uptown Complex, 325 Madison Ave.
- Margate: D-4 Margate Municipal Bldg, 1 S Washington Ave. CHANGED TO Union Ave. School, 9001 Winchester Ave.
- Ventnor: D-4 Heights Civic Ctr., 311 N Surrey Ave and D-5 VFW Post #3361, 601 N Dorset Ave. CHANGED TO Ventnor Comm Bldg, 6500 Atlantic Ave.
In 51 of the 53 Monmouth County municipalities, residents will be voting in their communities.
Provisions have been made for residents in two of the most severely storm-ravaged boroughs to vote in neighboring communities.
- Loch Arbour: residents will be voting at the Allenhurst Fire House on 311 Hume Street in Allenhurst.
- Ocean: The polling Locations for districts No. 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 & 12 have been changed. Districts 4,5 and 7 will vote at the Ocean Twp Municipal Building. Districts 8 & 10 will vote at Ocean Twp Elementary School and District 12 will vote at the Ocean Twp Gym & Sports Complex.
- Sea Bright: residents will vote at the Fair Haven Fire House on 645 River Road in Fair Haven.
- All other residents will vote in their own community.
First responders and displaced voters will be able to vote by electronic means, either by email or fax up to 5:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters are directed to call the County Clerk’s Office at 609-465-1013 for further instructions.
Voters displaced due to Hurricane Sandy may also vote by Provisional Ballot at any polling place in New Jersey.
Voters can vote by provisional ballot or mail-in ballot.
- Seaside Park: residents can vote from 6 AM to 8 PM at Hooper Avenue Elementary School located at 1517 Hooper Avenue, Toms River
The county is also bringing in a customized mobile bus that features 15 voting stations and a two-person registration desk.The bus will travel from emergency shelter to emergency shelter, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Voters can vote in person, by postal mail, email or fax. Call your local Municipal Clerk to find out if your polling location has been moved due to the storm. Displaced voters may cast a provisional ballot at the nearest polling location.
Voters may also vote via e-mail or fax by 5 p.m. on Nov. 6. You must first complete and sign a Vote-by-Mail application. Scan and e-mail the application to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 732-745-3642 with a return fax number.
You will receive ballot documentation. E-mail completed documentation to the Middlesex County Board of Elections at email@example.com or fax it to 732-214-1656 by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6.
Union County voters may also vote via email or fax. Send completed Vote-by-Mail applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 908-558-3592. Ballots must then be returned to the Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6 by email to UCBOE@ucnj.org or by fax to 908-527-4127.
All NJ Voters
The deadline for displaced first responders and voters to receive General Election Mail-In-Ballots by electronic means (e mail or fax) is Tuesday, Nov. 6 by 5 p.m., according to the NJ Department of State.
Voters can locate their polling place by a web search. They can also find out polling locations by texting WHERE to 877877. After getting a response, text your home address.