County Clerk

Union Joanne Rajoppi, County Clerk
Phone: 908-527-4787
Address: Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07207

As the County Clerk I am pleased to acquaint you with the broad range of services and functions our office performs. From the recording and filing of all land transactions within the 21 municipalities of our county to the processing of Passports and elections, we are always available to assist and direct you in your needs.

We invite you to download our free Union County Votes App for ioS, android phones and tablets. It will give you instant access to the vital tools of voting and accurate election information.

– Joanne Rajoppi

Upcoming Events

Notary Training Seminar for New Jersey Notaries Public will be held at the John H. Stamler Police Academy on Friday, September 14, 2018. Learn more

Latest News and Updates

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Recognized for Innovation

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Union County Clerk Offers Gold Star ID Cards for Parents

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Union County Freeholders Bruce H. Bergen and Mohamed S. Jalloh joined Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte in congratulating the top winners of the 2018 “My County” poster contest sponsored by the Union County Constitutional Officers.

The top four winners of the contest are (from left): Ethan Lopes Moreira (1st place) from Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Elizabeth, Magda Wlodarski (2nd place) from St. Michael Elementary School in Cranford, Milani Washington (3rd place) from St. John the Apostle Elementary School in Clark and Rosa Rocio (4th place) from the Ronald Regan Elementary School No. 30 in Elizabeth.

More than 200 fourth grade students from schools throughout Union County entered the contest. Twelve winners in total will have their artwork featured in a poster calendar.

Union County Clerk’s New Absentee Ballot Assistance Stations

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Statements Available for Candidates for New Jersey Governor

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Union County Clerk Hosts Seminar for Notaries Public

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Purple Heart Recipient PlacardUnion County Clerk Advises Veterans on New Statewide Free Meter Parking Program

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New Jersey Notary Training

Friday, September 8, 2017

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School Board Petitions Due July 31

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds people seeking School Board positions in their municipality that the deadline for filing their nominating petitions is Monday, July 31, before 4:00 p.m. in the Office of the Union County Clerk, 2 Broad Street, Room 113, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Warns of Wire Fraud Related to Mortgages

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi alerted Union County residents and businesses to be aware of mortgage wire transfer fraud, a trending fraud victimizing prospective home owners, in which funds are steered from legitimate accounts to unauthorized ones.

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“My County” Poster Contest Winners

Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte congratulate the top winners of the 2017 “My County” poster contest sponsored by the Union County Constitutional Officers.

Plan Ahead for Passport Delays
Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises travelers that the U.S. Department of State has increased its processing time for passports. Persons seeking routine passport services should now anticipate a wait of approximately six to eight weeks.

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Primary Election Ballot Drawings on Monday, April 17
Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced that the drawing for ballot positions for the June 6, 2017 Primary Election will be held on Monday, April 17th at the County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Local officials defend election system after Trump claim
County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi quoted in article from MyCentralJersey

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New Jersey Notary Training
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Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq.
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Union County Clerk Recognized for Tech Achievement

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has been formally presented with the national 2016 eRecording All-Star Trailblazer Award, for demonstrating leadership in the use of electronic recording technology

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Union County Clerk Reports Highest Revenue in 9 Years

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reports that revenues for transactions recorded by her office totaled more than $40 million in 2016, the highest since the global financial crash of 2008.

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League of Women Voters “Making Democracy Work” Awards

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit Co-President Susan Ferris Rights (L) presents the LWV “Making Democracy Work” Award to Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi 

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Early Voting Deadlines are Coming Up

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that the deadline for applying by mail for a Vote by Mail ballot is Tuesday, November 1.

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Yes, All Vote by Mail Ballots Are Counted

My office, along with the Union County Board of Elections, is responsible for administering elections in Union County, and we encourage voters to use Vote by Mail ballots. They are convenient and secure, and they enable voters to avoid the risk of a mishap that could prevent them from getting to the polls on Election Day.

Unfortunately, misconceptions about the Vote-by-Mail process can discourage some voters from using this option.

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 Sample Ballots for the November 8, 2016 General Election

Sample Ballots Now Available on County Clerk Website and Union County Votes App

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that sample ballots for all 21 municipalities are now available on the new County Clerk elections website, UnionCountyVotes.com, and on the Union County Votes app, a free download for mobile devices.

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Visit the New UnionCountyVotes.com Website for 2016 General Election Information

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce the launch of UnionCountyVotes.com, a new website that provides voters and election followers with complete information on the November 8th General Election.

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Union County Clerk Host Seminar for Notaries Public

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi hosted an educational seminar open to all Notaries Public featuring Union County Surrogate James S. LaCorte, Esq. as the main speaker at the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains.

The Notary Public course is a service being offered by the Office of the Union County Clerk. It is designed to instruct Notaries Public on how to perform their duties with confidence and diligence. Notaries will learn about the new online application process and the legal aspects of performing the duties of a Notary Public in an effort to avoid liability issues.

Union County Clerk Offers Flag Collection Service

In honor of National Flag Day, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that torn or tattered American flags may be dropped off at her offices in Elizabeth and Westfield for proper retirement.
 

Official Election Results for the June 7, 2016 Primary Election

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Union County Clerk Opens Exhibit of Unique Presidential Campaign Memorabilia

The exhibit includes campaign buttons, original newspaper clips and historic election results along with ballot memorabilia. County Clerk Rajoppi invites members of the public to visit the historic Courthouse Rotunda from now until November.
 

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Sample Ballots Now Available on Union County Votes App

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce that sample ballots for the June 7 Primary Day are now available on the Union County Votes! mobile app and the County Clerk’s website
 

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Union County Clerk Updates Election App

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi speaks with a commuter at the Union train station about updates for “Union County Votes,” a mobile app that provides voters and election watchers with on-the-go information.
 

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Union County Clerk Offers Extra Opening for Vote-By-Mail

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents that her Main Office in Elizabeth has scheduled a special opening on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for anyone wishing to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot in person. The Annex Office in Westfield is also open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for anyone wishing to obtain a Vote by Mail Ballot.
 

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Story of Presidential Elections Told through Buttons & Banner Headlines

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi invites members of the public to visit the historic Courthouse Rotunda from now until November, to view a new exhibit of unique presidential campaign memorabilia from years past.
 

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Municipal Clerks Week

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi welcomes members of the Union County Municipal Clerks Association at the County Clerk’s annual appreciation luncheon in honor of Municipal Clerks Week. This year’s luncheon was held at Liberty Hall Museum in Union.
 

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Past Union County Presidential Results

Presidential election results for Union County going back to the year 1920
 

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2016 Union County Clerk Election Calendar

Featuring history and photos of presidential connections to New Jersey
 

Fraud Alert

Property Fraud Alert

A free service to notify you when a property document is filed in your name
 

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Veteran Discounts

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“My County” Poster Contest Winners

More than 200 fourth grade students from schools entered the contest.
 


Union County Clerk Launches App

Available for Apple and Android devices.
 

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Is your vote secure?

Many digital systems lack paper backups, study says.

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Increasted Voter Education

Pushed by County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, Election Group President

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Facing Foreclosure?

Helpful facts, tips and links for homeowners

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