Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County Clerk, joined us and enlightened us on what a County Clerk actually does. This diverse position includes, but is not limited to: property reporting and processing (deeds and mortgages), overseeing the election process, organizing county archives and preserving historical records, offering passport services (two offices and one mobile office), updating notaries, processing trade name applications, and much more. She shared the new initiative of Property Fraud Alert and encouraged us to register as this protects you from property fraud should paperwork be received bearing your name. It prevents fake filings and you will be notified if documents are received in their office. This effort avoids paper terrorism. You can register online: Questions were numerous particularly around the mail-in and pre-election day voting. We appreciated her taking the time to share valuable information with us.