FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2013
Public Contact: Union County Clerk, 908-527-4996
Media Contact Only: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Union County Clerk Offers One-Stop “Vote-By-Mail” Service and Extended Office Hours for Aug. 13th U.S. Senate Special Primary Election
Sample Ballots May Be Viewed on County Clerk’s Website
Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that a “One-Stop” service is available for Union County voters at the Westfield and Elizabeth offices of the County Clerk.
“With the August 13th Special Primary Election for a U.S. Senate seat approaching quickly, my office is working to make the voting process as fast and convenient as we can for everyone who is registered to vote,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “Eligible voters may apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot in person at either one of my offices, receive their ballot and cast the ballot at the same time. They also may apply by mail for a Vote-By-Mail ballot by Tuesday, August 6th.”
The Main Office of the County Clerk is located at the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Room 113, Elizabeth, NJ 07207. Regular office hours in Elizabeth are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office also will be open on Saturday, August 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute Vote-By-Mail ballots.
The Westfield Annex of the County Clerk is located at 300 North Avenue East, Westfield 07090. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
“By opening the Elizabeth office on the Saturday before the primary election, as we have done for the past 17 years, along with the Westfield office, which has regular Saturday hours throughout the year, we hope to assist those citizens whose work schedules or other commitments keep them from applying to Vote-By-Mail during the work week,” Rajoppi said.
Sample ballots for the U.S. Senate Special Primary Election may be viewed at the County Clerk’s website: http://ucnj.org/sample-ballots. These sample ballots are important because in some instances polling places have changed, particularly in Westfield, Linden and Winfield.
Vote-By-Mail is an easy, secure process that has replaced the Absentee Ballot. Voters do not need to give a reason why they wish to Vote-By-Mail. To obtain an application form, voters also may pick up the form at their local municipal building; they can download the form at the Union County Clerk’s website: www.ucnj.org/vote-by-mail or they can contact the Union County Clerk at 908-527-4996. The Clerk’s website also includes a video that explains how to fill out the Vote-By-Mail application form.