Election Ballot Drop Box placed at Point Pleasant library

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Point Pleasant Borough has received one of 17 regional ballot drop boxes placed throughout Ocean County for residents to cast their vote for the upcoming Nov. 3 general election. The drop box is located at the Ocean County Library’s Point Pleasant Borough Branch, 834 Beaver Dam Road. (MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE OCEAN STAR)

POINT PLEASANT — The Borough of Point Pleasant has received one of 17 regional ballot drop boxes placed throughout Ocean County for the convenience of residents to cast their vote for the upcoming Nov. 3 general election.

The drop box is located at the Ocean County Library’s Point Pleasant Borough Branch, 834 Beaver Dam Road, and is under 24-hour surveillance.

“This year, Gov. [Phil] Murphy has mandated that the general election be done via mail-in ballots,” Borough Administrator Frank Pannucci Jr. said in an email.

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“What this means is that residents, when they receive their ballot, can return it in one of three ways: either put in the mail at the post office, use an official Ocean County drop box that is secured 24 hours a day and maintained by the county, or drop it off at their polling place on election day.”

Mayor Robert Sabosik spoke about the importance of one of the regional boxes being located within the municipality.

“We’re the eleventh largest town in the county and the state has made this very, very, difficult for our residents,” he told The Ocean Star. “Our residents want to feel assured that their vote counts and by getting a box in our own town, where they can go to the library and drop it in, they know their vote will count. 

“That is why it is so important and that is why I petitioned the county and the board of elections that I want our own box, in our own town, to ensure our residents feel comfortable about voting this way. It is at one location, it has 24-hour security on it, video, cameras everything, so it is perfect.”

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