Township Clerk

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Municipal Clerk/Registrar – Teri Giercyk, RMC, CMC, CMR

Deputy Clerk/ – Alternate Deputy Registrar – Maria Golda RMC/CMR

Asst. Clerk/ Deputy Registrar – Beth-Ellen Gencarelli, CMR

Asst. Clerk/Alternate Deputy Registrar – Jodi A. Russo, CMR

OFFICE HOURS are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday except Holidays

You may address correspondence to the appropriate individual listed above at

Manchester Township Clerk’s Office

1 Colonial Drive

Manchester, NJ 08759

Office – 732-657-8121, ext. 3200      Fax – 732-657-2071

The core duties of the Township Clerk are set by New Jersey statute and include but are not limited to the following:

  • Secretary to the Municipal Corporation
  • Secretary to the Governing Body
  • Chief Administrative Officer of All Elections
  • Chief Registrar of Voters
  • Records Manager
  • Administrative Officer of Licensing


Dog Licensing


Election Dates & Times

  • Primary Election Early Voting Period  May 29 – June 2, 2024
  • Primay Election – June 4, 2024 6am-8pm
  • General Election Early Voting Period  October 26 – November 3, 2024
  • General Election  November 5, 2024 6am-8pm



    • 21 Colonial Dr. Manchester NJ
    • 400 Lacey Rd (Stop and Shop Center), Manchester NJ
    • 118 Washington St Toms River NJ
    • Madison Ave Toms River NJ
  • All polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • The primary elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June.
  • The general elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.



HOW TO REGISTER – Name Change, Address Change or Political Affilliation:

The registrant must download and complete an application.

Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the Ocean County Clerk which would be:

County Clerk
Hon. Scott M. Colabella
Court House
P.O. Box 2191
118 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191

The registration deadline to vote at the next election is 21 days prior to election day.

Who can register?

To register in New Jersey you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years old by the next election
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election

Early Voting

  • Please click on the link below to view the video explaining in person early voting.  The video will also list the ten(10) Ocean County locations open to early voting.
  • No appointment necessary.

Vote By Mail Applications

In New Jersey, any voter can now vote by mail in any election. You do not need a reason to Vote by Mail.

Complete the Application for Vote by Mail Ballot below and return the application to the Ocean County Clerk:

County Clerk
Hon. Scott M. Colabella
Court House
P.O. Box 2191
118 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191 (Mail -in ballot application)

To receive your ballot by mail, the application must be received by the Ocean County Clerk 7 days prior to the election.

A voter may also apply in person to the Ocean County Clerk until 3:00 p.m., the day before the election.

Faxed or emailed copies of a Application for Vote by Mail Ballot will not be accepted, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter, since an original signature is required.


For Vital Records Requests please order through the State Office of Vital Statistics at:

Marriage/Civil Union

          Be sure to contact the Registrar well in advance of the ceremony to schedule an appointment to make application.  The marriage or civil union license fee is $28.00.

The marriage or civil union license must be obtained from the Registrar in the New Jersey municipality in which either applicant resides, if one or both is a resident of New Jersey.  (For these purposes, soldiers are residents of the posts at which they are stationed).  A license issued is good for use anywhere in the State of New Jersey.

If both parties are not residents of New Jersey, the license must be obtained from the Registrar of the municipality where the ceremony is to be performed and is only good for use in that municipality.

A New Jersey marriage or civil union license may never be used outside of the State of New Jersey and a license issued in another state may never be used within the State of New Jersey.

A local Registrar will not issue a marriage or civil union license sooner than 72 hours after the application for a license has been made, unless ordered to do so via a Superior Court order.  If both parties are unavailable to complete the application at the same time, either applicant may complete his/her part of the application with the Registrar and start the waiting period.  The other applicant must return with the same witness (who must be at least 18 years old) to complete his/her part of the application.

The application must be completed by both parties before the license will be issued.  The application is valid for six months from the date filed.

 Once the license is issued, it is good for 30 days from the date of issuance.  A couple wishing to have both religious and civil ceremonies may be issued a license for both ceremonies on the basis of a single application.

Provide these documents when applying for a marriage/civil union license:

  1. Proof of identity by presenting your driver’s license, passport or state/federal ID.
  2. Proof of your residency.
  3. Your social security card or social security number.
  4. A witness, 18 years of age or older.
  5. The $28.00 application fee.

Each applicant must supply valid identification that establishes name, age, date of birth and proof of residency.  This may be supplied by one or more documents issued by a government agency, such as a certified copy of a birth certificate, driver’s license, military identification, passport or state/county identification card.

The person performing the ceremony must file the license and certificate with the Registrar of the municipality in which the ceremony was performed.  Since failure to record the certificate may cause considerable inconvenience at a later date when proof of certificate is needed, you should make sure that this has been done.

Certified copies of the marriage or civil union event may be obtained from the local Registrar in the municipality where the ceremony occurred or from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and Registration.

Marriage License Application Fillable Form – En Espanol

Marriage License Application Form – English

Copies of Vital Records

(Death Certificate, Birth Certificate, Marriage/Civil Union Certificate, Domestic Partnership)

Application for a Certification or Certified Copy of a Vital Record
REG-2 Delegation of Authority to Receive for Birth/Death
REG-3 Delegation of Authority to Receive for Marriage/Civil Union

Certified copies are $10.00 each. Corrections to vital records are $15.00 each. To get a certified copy of a person’s vital record, you must provide proof of your relationship to the person listed on the record and the proof must establish you are one of the following:

  • The subject of the record
  • The subject’s parent, legal guardian or legal representative
  • The subject’s spouse/civil union partner; child, grandchild or sibling, if of legal age
  • A state or federal agency for official purposes
  • Pursuant to court order

If you are not a person qualified to get a certified copy of a record but you are helping a person receive a certified copy of a vital record they are eligible to receive you must show your valid ID and a notarized, written release authorizing you to get the record on that person’s behalf. You may utilize for REG-2 for Birth/Death, and REG-3 for Marriage/Civil Union (see above).

If you are not eligible to receive a certified copy of a vital record, you must obtain a court order directing the State Registrar to issue a certified copy of the record. A subpoena is not sufficient to issue a copy of a vital record.



In order for an organization to have a game of chance in Manchester Township the organization must obtain a license from the Manchester Township Municipal Clerk’s Office.

NOTE:  Silent Auctions and Door Prizes  DO NOT require a raffle license.

Applicants must be in possession of a current State Registration I.D. and present the original at the time of application.

Applicants must complete 3 (three) applications per event and have each application notarized. 

Applicants must complete an Affidavit of Participation and have the affidavit notarized.  

CHAPTER 47 – Rules of Legalized Games of Chance

Applicant must pay LGCCC (Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission) State charges, which vary accordingly, depending upon the specifics of each event (the Clerk’s Office is in possession of a book from the LGCCC for all variations as to fees and types of games)

Applications must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the event.  If raffle tickets are to be printed, a sample ticket must be attached to application for LGCCC review and approval. Tickets cannot be printed until approval is given by the State.

You may download all the necessary applications/forms from the Legalized Games website – LGCCC

Applications are then sent to the State LGCCC for their approval whereby they have 14 days to approve or deny said application. In the event of denial, the State will notify the Township Clerk and the Applicant (to the mailing address on the application). The applications are forwarded as follows.

  1. LGCCC – for their review, and approval.
  2. Applicant – For their records and their Gaming License will be attached for public display.
  3. Clerk’s Office Copy – For Township records and follow-up purposes if necessitated by any concerned party.
  4. Police Department – Copy e-mailed for their records.


RAFFLES – $20.00 per $1,000.00 – no fee for on-premises raffle with value under $400.00

BINGO GAMES – $20.00 for each event.

Make checks payable to Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission (LGCCC) for the state fee.

This is general information only, for details call Jodi Russo in the Municipal Clerk’s office at 732-657-8121, ext. 3200.  Click on the link to view a copy of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission Regulations


Notice of Tort Claim


The official newspapers for advertising public notices are the Asbury Park Press and The Star Ledger.

Some Helpful Quick Links

Dog Licensing
Legalized Games of Chance
No Knock Registry
OPRA form
Township Code
Township History
Vital Statistics
OPRA Request Form