Hanlon’s App Gives Voters Easy Access To Election Information

With the primary election coming up on June 6, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon wants all voters in the County to have easy access to the information they need to exercise their right to choose the nominees of their parties.

In addition to the website, Monmouth County Votes, Hanlon’s Office launched a app for smartphone users that is available via the iTunes appstore for iPhones and via the Google Play Store for Android devices.

The app let’s you check to see if you are registered to vote, provides information on how to register and declare you Party declaration, request a mail in ballot, locate your polling place, view a sample ballot and apply to be a poll worker.  As an added bonus, you get Hanlon’s picture on your phone.

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Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hanlon’s App Gives Voters Easy Access To Election Information

Hanlon Announces Property Fraud Alert System

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon announced this morning that a new property fraud alert system is available to county real estate owners.  The system will send an email or voice mail to registered users whenever a document matching an owner’s name is filed with the Recording Division of Hanlon’s office.

“Property fraud is considered a growing trend,” Hanlon said. “The new Property Fraud Alert will enable users in Monmouth County to proactively respond to potentially fraudulent activity involving their property.”

Subscribers will be notified when the name they have submitted to the alert system is used in any recording activities within the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office. Users with common names may receive multiple alerts.

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Posted: March 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Hanlon Announces Property Fraud Alert System

Hanlon Announces Hotline For Vote-By-Mail Voters

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has established a hotline for Vote-By-Mail voters to verify that their ballots have been received or for voters who have had their ballot returned to their home by the Post Office to call for assistance or instructions.

The dedicated phone number to call is 732-303-2900.  Calls will be answered between 8:30 am and 4:3o pm, Monday through Friday.

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Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Hanlon Announces Hotline For Vote-By-Mail Voters

Hanlon announces measures to correct Vote-By-Mail issues

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Freehold, NJ-Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon announced this morning that there as been an issue throughout the State of New Jersey with the proper delivery of Vote-By-Mail ballots being returned to the Board of Elections in voters respective counties.

Hanlon said that out of over 23,000 ballots requested in Monmouth County, over 4,700 voters have already returned their ballots to the Board of Elections without issue.However, the Clerk’s Office has received about 30 calls from voters who mailed in their ballots and had them return to to their homes by the Post Office.

Postal Service scanners have been picking up the tracking label on the return address of some ballots as the “mail to” address.

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Posted: October 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Hanlon: Don’t pay scammers for overpriced deed copies

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is once again warning Monmouth County residents that there is no need to pay a private service $89 for a copy of their property deed.

Hanlon’s office received several calls from confused homeowners who received letter solicitations last month looking to charge $89 for certified copies of deeds. These homeowners expressed concern that the letters contained misleading or incorrect property information.  The mail solicitations are crafted to appear as though they are from a legitimate government agency.

Hanlon is encouraging property owners to contact the County Clerk’s Office if they have questions regarding these letters by calling 732-431-7324. In addition, Hanlon advises homeowners that they can obtain a copy of their deeds for a minimal fee from the County Clerk’s Office.

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Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , | Comments Off on Hanlon: Don’t pay scammers for overpriced deed copies

Arnone Calls For Tax Cut, Boost of Local Jobs

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Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone

Freehold– Freehold Director Thomas A. Arnone called on his colleagues to reverse $4.9 million County property tax increase, 1.5%, imposed last year,  now that Monmouth County is no longer subsidizing the nursing homes that had cost Monmouth taxpayers almost $50 million over the last ten years.

Speaking at the annual reorganization of the County government on Wednesday afternoon, Arnone, who was elected as Director for 2016 by his fellow freeholders, announced that the auction of the nursing homes was completed this week and generated $32.4 million, $12.4 million more than expected.  Arnone said that as a result of no longer having to carry the nursing homes, that taxes should be reduced back to the level that the board had held steady from 2008 through 2014.  The Director told MoreMonmouthMusings that he would urge the Board to use the $32.4 million proceeds of the sale to reduce the County’s AAA rated debt.

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Posted: January 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Property Taxes, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Hanlon: Vendor’s error caused incorrect reporting of Unofficial Election Results

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

 

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon said that she discovered an error in the reporting of Tuesday’s election results website at early this morning.  The problem was corrected by 10:15 a.m. and the correct Unofficial Results have been uploaded to the site.

As a result of the correction, the bonding referendum in Belmar has unofficially passed by 17 votes, Red Bank Republican Council candidate Michael Whelan now leads incumbent Democrat Michael Dupont by 4 votes instead of the previously reported 31 and Republican Councilman Richard Pryor is now trailing Democrat Michael Skudera by one vote in the Neptune City Council race.

“Dominion Voting Systems, the County’s election software vendor, was on site to oversee the tally of the 2015 General Election results. Dominion appears to have deleted the Vote By Mail results from the tally at the end of the night for some unknown reason,” Hanlon said.

“We have spent several hours investigating the problem and have determined that the Dominion representative made an error in deleting the Vote By Mail numbers. We have corrected the problem and have posted the updated unofficial results to the MonmouthCountyVotes.com website.

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Posted: November 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Hanlon Wins A Full Term As County Clerk

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has been elected to a full five year term as Monmouth County Clerk.

Appointed by Governor Chris Christie and confirmed unanimously by the State Senate to replace M. Claire French who retired in March, Hanlon can now furnish her office after 57% of Monmouth voters, 44,982 votes, elected her over Freehold Councilman Kevin Kane.

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Posted: November 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Hanlon Wins A Full Term As County Clerk

Latino Coalition CPC Endorses Christine Hanlon for Monmouth County Clerk

Oh boy.  Things just went from bad to worse for Vin Gopal and the Monmouth County Democrats:

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Frank Argote-Freyre, Chairman of the Latino Coalition Continuing Political Committee. photo via facebook

The Latino Coalition Continuing Political Committee (LC-CPC) announced today its support for incumbent Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon because of her forward thinking pledge to modernize the clerk’s office.

“Many of the clerk’s staff are still using typewriters to conduct business on a daily basis,” said Frank Argote-Freyre, Chair of the LC-CPC. “The Latino Coalition believes she is the right person to bring the office into the 21st Century.”

At a meeting with the Coalition, Hanlon pledged to provide more information in Spanish on the county’s website. Hanlon also said she plans to improve the Clerk’s office by adding e-filing, providing more information online, and creating a more mobile friendly office, including a forms portal for online submission of many county forms.

In contrast, her opponent, Democrat Kevin Kane never responded to a request for a meeting with the Latino Coalition.

“Kane has served for many years as a Councilman in Freehold Borough and has done absolutely nothing to improve relations between the immigrant community and the more established residents,” said Argote-Freyre. “When former Mayor Michael Wilson tried to force Latino immigrants from the borough through a series of unethical actions, Kane sat silently and did nothing to foster a climate of understanding.”

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Posted: October 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Sample Ballots Available on MonmouthCountyVotes.com

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Freehold, NJ- Monmouth County voters can prepare to vote earlier than usual this year, thanks to a new website, MonmouthCountyVotes, launched by Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon.

Sample ballots for every Monmouth County town are now available on the site.  Scroll over the word “Elections” on the top menu bar and then click on “Sample Ballots” from the drop down menu. When the new webpage appears, click on name of the town in which you are seeking the sample ballot.

The names of all candidates currently running for elected office in the New Jersey Assembly, County Freeholder Board, County Clerk, Mayor, Town Council or Committee and local school boards are all listed on sample ballots by voting district.

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Posted: October 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »