Union Joanne Rajoppi, County Clerk
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
Important Notice to Voters
If you received a letter from the Union County Clerk’s office regarding the new vote by mail ballot law please respond by Tuesday, May 14th in order to receive your vote by mail ballot on time to vote in the June 4th Primary Election.
Notary Public Seminar
A sell out crowd of about 45 Prospective and current notaries took the 3 hour seminar. The next planned seminar will be September and information will be posted on our website.
Union County Clerk Congratulates “I Voted” Sticker Design Art Contest Winners
Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi congratulates the winners of the “I Voted” Sticker Design Art Contest sponsored by the Clerk’s office. Gina Fabio of the Deerfield School in Mountainside is the winner in the Grade 5-8 category. Ashleigh Simpson, of Union, from Union County Vocational and Technical School in Scotch Plains is the winner in the category of Grades 9-12. Gina was joined by her parents Joe and Lisa Fabio. Ashleigh was joined by her parents Henry and Lorraine Simpson.
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Office Hours for the Holiday Season
Monday December 24, 2018 7:30pm to 3:30pm
Monday, December 31, 2018 7:30 to 3:30pm
Monday, December 24,2018 8:00am to 3:30pm
Monday, December 31, 2018 8:00am to 3:30pm
Please arrive 30 prior to closing to process your Passport Application
Both Elizabeth and Westfield offices will be Closed on December 25th and January 1st and resume normal business hours on December 26, 2018 and January 2nd 2019.
Latest News and Updates
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 Advises Veterans on New Statewide Free Meter Parking Program
New Jersey Notary Training
Friday, September 8, 2017
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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New Recording Requirement in County Clerk’s Office Effective May 1
“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.
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
Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi
New Jersey Notary Training
Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq.
Friday, March 3, 2017
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Past Union County Presidential Results
Presidential election results for Union County going back to the year 1920
2016 Union County Clerk Election Calendar
Featuring history and photos of presidential connections to New Jersey
Property Fraud Alert
A free service to notify you when a property document is filed in your name
View discounts offered by local businesses to all veterans
“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.
Is your vote secure?
Many digital systems lack paper backups, study says.
Increasted Voter Education
Pushed by County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, Election Group President
Helpful facts, tips and links for homeowners