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Voter's Guide: Refresh Your Ballot Skills

Poll information and directions on how to use the machines

Do you get voters anxiety? Entering a voter’s booth can be stressful with all the buttons, names and confusing questions — especially in an election when you’ll be voting for president, congress, senate, freeholders, local committee and school board.

Lacey Township gets many first-time voters when there is a presidential election, Township Administrator and Municipal Clerk said.

To help those first time voters and others who need to brush up on their voting skills, we put together a basic guide on how to vote.  For a quick “How To,” watch the video attached to this story.

Poll Information

For a Lacey Township Voting District Map, see the PDF attached to the story.

You can also use the state's online polling place search tool to find the correct polling place to report to.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

District

Voting Location

1

Forked River Fire Co., Parker Avenue & Oak Street, Forked River

2

Forked River Fire Co., Parker Avenue & Oak Street, Forked River

3

Murray Grove Retreat & Conference Center, Church Lane, Lanoka Harbor

4

Lanoka Harbor Fire Co., Route 9 & Warren Avenue, Lanoka Harbor

5

Community Hall, Route 9 & Lacey Road, Forked River

6

Community Hall, Route 9 & Lacey Road, Forked River

7

Knights of Columbus, 15 East Lacey Rd., Forked River

8

Knights of Columbus, 15 East Lacey Rd., Forked River

9

Lacey Township Municipal Building- Downstairs Lobby, 818 W. Lacey Rd., Forked River

10

Lacey Township Municipal Building- Court Room, 818 W. Lacey Rd., Forked River

11

Pheasant Run Clubhouse, 45 Canterbury Dr., Forked River

12

Lacey Recreation Department- Conference Room, Veterans Way, Forked River

13

Lanoka Harbor Fire Co., Route 9 & Warren Avenue, Lanoka Harbor

14

Community Hall, Route 9 & Lacey Road, Forked River

15

Knights of Columbus, 15 East Lacey Rd., Forked River

16

Lacey Recreation Department- Conference Room, Veterans Way, Forked River

17

Knights of Columbus, 15 East Lacey Rd., Forked River

18

Murray Grove Retreat & Conference Center, Church Lane, Lanoka Harbor 

Approaching the Polls

Don’t forget to bring identification to the polling place. Identification may include, but is not limited to, a driver’s license, student or job ID, passport, military or government ID, bank statement, rent receipt or other official documents.

If you become sick, have a baby, break out with the measles, etc., an authorized messenger (family member or registered voter of the county) must get a court order to obtain a vote by mail ballot from the county clerk. A vote by mail ballot application must be filled out.

Using the Machines

The panel will look similar to your sample ballot, which we’ll provide once available.

1. Close the curtains.

2. Press the button [ ] to the right of the candidate of your choice; a green "X" will appear next to your selection.

3. To change a selection, press the button [ ] again. The green "X" will disappear and you may make a new selection.

4. If you wish to cast a WRITE-IN vote, go to the PERSONAL CHOICE column and press the button [ ] next to WRITE-IN across from the office you wish to write-in. A blinking green "X" will appear. Using the alphabetical keyboard below, enter the name of the person of your choice, one letter at a time. To make a space between first and middle name or initial and last name use the arrow pointing to the right on the keyboard. To make a correction, use the arrow pointing to the left. The name you enter will appear in the display to the left of the keyboard. When you have entered the whole name, proof it, then press the ENTER button on the keyboard. Your choice is recorded and removed from the display. Do not press the Cast Vote Button until all other choices are complete. (Each write-in is a separate entry.)

WARNING! An improperly cast write-in vote will be deemed void. Be sure that your write-in vote is cast in the PERSONAL CHOICE column on the same line as the office for which you are casting the write-in vote.

5. To vote on the PUBLIC QUESTIONS press the button [ ] to the right of the word “YES” or “NO”; a green "X" will appear next to your selection.

6. After ALL selections have been made, press the RED CAST VOTE BUTTON located in the lower right corner. This electronically records all of your votes.

7. Part the curtains and exit the voting booth.

*Note: A person does not need to vote for a candidate in each position. For example, a voter can vote for one Committee candidate if there are two seats available.

Continue to follow Lacey Patch for more election-related stories leading up to Tuesday, Nov. 6.

tr October 27, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Make sure that WE all practice the correct spelling of all those Independant, non- Democrats or Republicans that WE are going to WRITE IN, before election day!!! From NJ State Senator on down to the local Board of Education, WE deserve a change in "their" system. Let's send the message the only way available to us, from the ballot box.
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 09:30 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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