Board of Elections

John DeSimone, Chairman
Phone: 908-527-4121 | Fax: 908-527-4127
Address: 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Clara Harelik Esq., Secretary/Commissioner of Registration

Marie Oakie, Commissioner

Mary Ellen Harris, Commissioner

Dennis Scott Kobitz, Administrator
Phone: 908-527-4128 | E-mail:

Joanne Arena, Deputy Administrator

The Union County Board of Elections will persevere to insure that all elections conducted in Union County are within strict compliance with New Jersey Statutes Annotated, Title 19: Election Laws of The State of New Jersey.

Summary of Services

This Board will continue to guarantee the right of suffrage to all eligible voters in Union County. The right to vote is fundamental. It is the duty of this Board as well as all Federal, State and local governments to promote the exercise of that right. This Board will continue to adhere to all mandates set forth in the National Voter Registration Act, which was signed into law by President Clinton and enacted on January 1, 1995. The purpose of the National Voter Registration Act (Motor Voter Act) was to establish procedures that would increase the number of eligible citizens who would register to vote and to protect the integrity of the electoral process ensuring that accurate voter registration rolls are maintained. This Board will continue to guarantee this right.

For MAIL-IN BALLOT applications, please call .
General registration information 908-527-4121.
Annual election dates (PDF)
Boardworker Bulletin Newsletter (PDF)
For Voter registration information, go to

Register to Vote: English (PDF)  Spanish (PDF)

Where do I Vote? View the Polling Place Search tool

Mail in Ballots: View the County Clerk’s website

Annual Election Dates: View them on the County Clerk’s website

Boardworker Training Guide: View PDF file

District Board Member Application for Appointment : View PDF file