This Tuesday, July 7th, is New Jersey's 2020 primary election.

While this year's primary is very different from in the past because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, officials are trying to make it as easy as possible for voters across the state and here in Ocean County to participate.

Originally set for June 2nd, back in April Governor Phil Murphy moved the Garden State's primary date to July 7th.

But that doesn't mean that you should be lining up at your usual polling place, because of the pandemic, you should have gotten a mail-in ballot about two weeks ago.

Your mail-in ballot has to be in the mail by Tuesday night, it has to be postmarked by Tuesday, July 7th at 8:00 P.M.

Or, if you're going to be out and about on Tuesday, you can also drop your ballot in one of the 5 secure drop boxes that are spread out across the county.

If you'd rather drop your ballot in a drop box as opposed to the mail, here are the locations for Ocean County's 5 secure ballot drop boxes:

Brick

Brick Municipal Building
401 Chambers Bridge Road

 

Lakewood

Northern Ocean County Resource Center
225 4th Street

 

Manchester

Manchester Ocean County Library Branch
21 Colonial Drive

 

Manahawkin

Ocean County Southern Service Center
179 South Main Street

 

Toms River

Ocean County Parking Garage
Madison Avenue

 

You can get the list, including photos of exactly where you can find the drop boxes, by clicking here for the Ocean County Clerk's website.

The Ocean County Clerk's website also has a lot more information about this year's primary election. Their main page can be found by clicking here.

 

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