Assistance For Persons with Disabilities

Union County Board of Elections
Public Notice Regarding Assistance
For Persons with Disabilities

Persons unable to vote at the polling place due to a permanent or temporary physical disability may request a mail-in ballot application by telephoning the Office of the County Clerk at 908-527-4996.  The Union County Board of Elections may be contacted for information regarding polling place assignments and assistance to voters who chose to vote at the polling place on Election Day.  The Union County Board of Elections may be contacted at 908-527-4123.

Pursuant to the provisions of the “Voting Accessibility for Elderly and the Handicapped Act of 1984,” a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) is maintained at the New Jersey Division of Elections in Trenton, NJ.  Persons wishing to utilize this service to obtain general voter information may do so by dialing 1-800-292-0039.

Commissioner of Registration
Union County Board of Elections

Appointment of Challengers

Union County Board of Elections
Public Notice Regarding the Appointment of Challengers

Candidates for the November 6, 2018 General Election desiring to appoint challengers, must submit names, addresses and assigned districts of their challenger in writing to the Union County Board of Elections, 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208, no later than Tuesday, October 23, 2018. 

Two challengers from each district are permitted by law.  All appointed challengers must be registered to vote in Union County.  Challenger Permits are non-transferable.  For more information, visit www.ucnj.org/electionboard.

Close of Registration for the General Election to be held on November 6, 2018 is October 16, 2018.

Union County Board of Elections
Public Notice to Voters of Union County
Close of Registration for the General Election
To be held on November 6, 2018 is October 16, 2018.

Registration of Voters
For the convenience of the voters, the Office of the Commissioner of Registration located at 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ will be open on October 16, 2018 from 8:00am until 9:00pm. 

The following municipal clerks’ offices will also host extended hours: Cranford Municipal Clerk’s Office will be open until 7:00pm; Rahway Municipal Clerk’s Office will be open until 7:30pm; Springfield Municipal Clerk’s Office will be open until 8:00pm; and Roselle Park, Summit and Union Municipal Clerk’s Offices will be open until 9:00pm.

Registration By Mail
Anyone wishing to register by mail can do so by requesting mail registration forms from the Commissioner of Registration located at 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208 or by calling 98-527-4123 or by email ucboe@ucnj.org.

Registration By The Internet
You may obtain a voter registration application and instructions from the State of New Jersey Division of Elections website at www.state.nj.us/lps/elections or from the Union County Votes Website at www.unioncountyvotes.com.  You must sign and mail the application to 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.

Canvassing & Counting of Provisional Ballots

Union County Board of Elections
Public Notice Regarding the Canvassing
& Counting of Provisional Ballots

The Union County Board of Elections will be canvassing and counting Provisional Ballots used in the General Election on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00am , or as soon thereafter as available.  Processing will be conducted at the Union County Board of Elections located at 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Notice to all Registered Voters of Union County

Union County
Board of Elections
Public Notice to all Registered Voters of Union County

Pursuant to NJSA 19:12-9, you are hereby advised of the following procedure to be used for the November 6, 2018 General Election:

(1) that any person attempting to vote may be challenged by a duly authorized challenger for a political party or a candidate or on a public question, or by a member of the district board of elections, because the voter’s name appears on a challenge list prepared by the superintendent of elections of the county or because the challenger or board member has good cause to believe that the voter is not entitled to vote;

(2) that members of the district board and all duly authorized challengers are prohibited from challenging, delaying or preventing the right to vote of any person because of that person’s race, color, national origin, expected manner of casting a vote or residence in a particular ward, housing complex or section of a municipality or county;

(3) the means by which any person who is challenged because that person’s name appears on a challenge list prepared by the superintendent of elections of the county may seek to establish the person’s right to vote, as provided in R.S.19:32-18;

(4) the means by which any person whose name does not appear on a challenge list prepared by the superintendent of elections of the county but who is challenged by a duly authorized challenger or by a member of the district board of elections may seek to establish the person’s right to vote, as provided in section 2 of P.L.1991, c.249 (C.19:15-18.1);

(5) that any challenger who succeeds in denying a voter the right to vote must sign an affidavit stating the reason why the voter is not entitled to vote and must furnish a copy of the affidavit to the challenged voter, as provided in section 3 of P.L.1991, c.249 (C.19:15-18.2);

(6) the legal remedy which any person whose name does not appear on a challenge list prepared by the superintendent but who is challenged by a duly authorized challenger or by a member of the district board of elections and denied the right to vote may use to seek permission to vote, as provided in section 6 of P.L.1991, c.249 (C.19:15-18.3);

(7) that forms to register complaints about the conduct of an election shall be available at each polling place in the county.

Further information can be obtained from the Union County Board of Elections 908-527-4123 or the Essex County Board of Elections at 973-621-5071.

Essex County Board of Elections

Bethany O’Toole, Chairwoman
Lee B. Fisher, Secretary
Michael Carson, Commissioner
Juan M. Rivera, Jr., Commissioner

Union County Board of Elections

John DeSimone, Chairman
Clara Harelik, Esq., Secretary
Mary Ellen Harris, Commissioner
Marie Oakie, Commissioner

Notice Regarding the 2018 General Election

Union County Board of Elections
Public Notice Regarding the 2018 General Election

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 between the hours of 6:00am and 8:00pm.  For polling place information, contact the Union County Board of Elections at 908-527-4123, your municipal clerk’s office or visit the New Jersey Division of Elections website at https://voter.njsvrs.com/elections/polling-lookup.html.  Annual school elections will also be held on this date where applicable.

The public offices to be filled are as follows:

  • ONE (1) UNITED STATES SENATOR (6 YEAR TERM)
  • ONE (1) MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE 7th, 8th, 10th, & 12th  CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (2 YEAR TERM)
  • ONE (1) MEMBER OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY 22ND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT (UNEXPIRED TERM)
  • THREE (3) MEMBERS OF BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS (3 YEAR TERM) 
  • ONE MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS – UNEXPIRED TERM (1)

Municipal Public Offices are to be filled as follows:

  • BERKELEY HEIGHTS
    • 1 MAYOR (4 YEAR TERM)
    • 2 MEMBERS TOWNSHIP COUNCIL (3 YEAR TERM)
  • CLARK
    • 1 COUNCILMAN 1st, 2nd, 3rd. & 4th WARDS (4 YEAR TERM)
  • CRANFORD
    • 1 MEMBER OF THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE  (3 YEAR TERM)
  • ELIZABETH
    • 1 COUNCILMAN 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th WARDS (4 YEAR TERM)
  • FANWOOD
    • 2 COUNCILMEN (3 YEAR TERM)
  • GARWOOD
    • 1 MAYOR (4 YEAR TERM)
    • 2 COUNCILMEN (3 YEAR TERM)
  • HILLSIDE
    • NO LOCAL
  • KENILWORTH
    • 2 COUNCILMEN (3 YEAR TERM)
  • LINDEN
    • 1 MAYOR (4 YEAR TERM)
    • 1 PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (4 YEAR TERM)
    • 1 COUNCILMAN FOR THE  1st  AND 9th WARDS (3 YEAR TERM)
  • MOUNTAINSIDE
    • 2 COUNCILMEN (3 YEAR TERM)                             
  • NEW PROVIDENCE
    • 1 MAYOR (4 YEAR TERM)
    • 2 COUNCILMEN (3 YEAR TERM)
  • PLAINFIELD                       
    • 1 COUNCILMAN-AT- LARGE (UNEXPIRED TERM)
    • 1 COUNCILMAN-AT-LARGE 2nd & 3rd WARDS (4 YEAR TERM)
    • 1 FIRST WARD COUNCILMAN (4 YEAR TERM)   
  • RAHWAY
    • 1 MAYOR (4 YEAR TERM)
    • 3 COUNCILMEN-AT-LARGE (4 YEAR TERM)
    • 1 COUNCILMAN 6th WARD (UNEXPIRED TERM)
  • ROSELLE
    • 1 COUNCILMAN FOR THE 2nd & 5th WARDS (3 YEAR TERM)
  • ROSELLE PARK
    • 1 MAYOR (4 YEAR TERM)
    • 1 COUNCILMAN 2nd & 5th WARDS (3 YEAR TERM)
  • SCOTCH PLAINS
    • 3 MEMBERS OF TOWNSHIP COUNCIL (4 YEAR TERM)
  • SPRINGFIELD
    • 2 MEMBERS OF THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE (3 YEAR TERM)
  • SUMMIT
    • 1 COUNCILMAN FOR THE 1st AND 2nd WARDS (3 YEAR TERM)
  • UNION
    • 2 MEMBERS TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE (3 YEAR TERM)
  • WESTFIELD
    • NO LOCAL CANDIDATES
  • WINFIELD
    • 1 MEMBER OF THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE (3 YEAR TERM)

Offices for School Board are to be filled as follows:

  • BERKELEY HEIGHTS
    • 2 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
  • CLARK
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
  • CRANFORD
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
    • 1 Member of Board of Education (1 Year Unexpired Term)                                                                                   
  • ELIZABETH
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
  • FANWOOD
    • No Board Members to be Elected
  • GARWOOD
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)                                             
  • HILLSIDE
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
    • 2 Members of Board of Education (1 Year term Unexpired)
  • KENILWORTH
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)                                                                                                                                                          
  • LINDEN
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)                                            
  • MOUNTAINSIDE
    • 2 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)                                                                                  
  • NEW PROVIDENCE
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
  • PLAINFIELD
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
    • 1 Member of Board of Education (1 Year Unexpired Term)
  • RAHWAY
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)                                                                      
  • ROSELLE
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
    • 1 Member of Board of Education (1 Year Unexpired Term)
  • ROSELLE PARK
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
  • SCOTCH PLAIN
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
  • SPRINGFIELD
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
  • UNION
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
  • WESTFIELD
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
  • WINFIELD
    • 3 Members of Board of Education (3 Year Term)
Inspection of Mail-In Ballots

Union County Board of Elections
Public Notice Regarding the Inspection of Mail-In Ballots

Notice is hereby given that the Union County Board of Elections will have Mail-In Ballots for the General Election to be held on November 6, 2018 available for review by authorized challengers only at 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208 on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018: 9:00am to 3:30pm
  • Friday, November 2, 2018: 9:00am to 3:30pm
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018: 8:00am to 12:30pm
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018: 8:00am to 3:30pm
  • Friday, November 9, 2018: 8:00am to 9:00am

If you wish to review specific ballots, please contact the Union County Board of Elections at 908-527-4123 at least 24 hours prior to the date listed above.  Each challenged ballot will require the completion of a challenge form.  Stripping of the certification from the non-challenged ballots will commence after each review date.  The hearing on Mail-In Ballot challenges will occur at the Board Meeting on November 5, 2018.  Should you wish to appoint challengers for this election, please submit your list no later than October 23, 2018.  Ballots received after November 3, 2018 can be challenged and voted on Election Day, November 6, 2018.

Union County Board of Elections

Voting Machine Inspection

Union County Board of Elections
Public Notice Regarding Voting Machine Inspection

On Thursday, October 25, 2018 between the hours of 9:00am and 11:00am, the voting machines to be used on the General Election being held of November 6, 2018 will be available for public inspection. 

Any interested parties who wish to inspect the voting machines should appear at the Union County Board of Elections Voting Machine Warehouse, 2345 South Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

Test of the Automatic Tabulating Equipment

Union County Board of Elections
Public Notice Regarding the Test
of the Automatic Tabulating Equipment

Pursuant to N.J.S.A 19:53(a)-8, notice is hereby given that on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00am, a test of the automatic tabulating equipment shall be conducted at the Office of the Union County Board of Elections, 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.  This tabulation equipment will be used for the tabulation of the Mail-In Ballots cast in the General Election.

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