We don’t like the elimination of machine voting at the polls, but given the governor’s order, mail-in ballots may be the best available option.
- Complete and return your VBM ballot—postage free—as soon as possible, but no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day, November 3rd. Remember to mark your ballot for Christopher H. Smith in the box for U.S House of Representatives.
- Early return of your VBM ballot will help ensure your vote is counted—counting of VBMs begins 10 days before election day.
- You can track your ballot online to verify your ballot is received by signing up with the NJ Division of Elections here.
There are some limited options if you prefer not to vote by mail.
- You can place your VBM ballot in one of the secure ballot drop box locations in your county. Some locations have already been identified, with more to be set in the next few days. Check for updates and find the secure drop box most convenient for you:
- You can hand-deliver your ballot directly to the Board of Elections office in your county. Find the address for your Board of Elections below:
- Monmouth: 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
- Ocean: 129 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
- Mercer: 1440 Parkside Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08638
- A limited number of polling locations will be open on Election Day, November 3rd, for voters to return their VBM ballot, or to cast a provisional paper ballot that will be counted sometime after all returned VBM ballots are counted.
Only voters with disabilities may vote on an ADA-accessible voting machine at the polls—those votes will be counted that day.
The county board of elections will announce your polling location at a later date. Find it here:
While none of these options can replace casting your vote on the machines at the polls – the method the majority of Americans cite as the most reliable, secure means for having their votes count—we have no choice.
We must pivot. Make sure your vote is in and your voice is heard. Congressman Smith is working with county officials to ensure each valid VBM ballot is counted and safeguarded from any attempts at voter fraud.
- For more information, visit your county clerk’s website:
- You can find out if you are registered to vote here.
- If you are not registered to vote, you can register by October 13th here.