FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2008

CONTACT: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419

 

Ballots Are Available for Overseas Federal Civilian Absentee Voters
for the Presidential Primary in N.J.

ELIZABETH, NJ – County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds the relatives and friends of Union County residents who are living overseas that Overseas Federal Civilian Absentee Ballots are available for those who wish to vote in the upcoming Presidential Primary Election in New Jersey on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

“Many residents of Union County will be outside of New Jersey on the day of the Presidential Primary due to their overseas employment or other situations,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “Registered voters who are residing outside the United States temporarily/indefinitely are entitled to vote in the primary and they need to act now to receive their absentee ballot. I urge all eligible voters to be part of the process. Your vote does count.”

Overseas Federal Civilian Absentee Ballot forms are available by calling the office of the Union County Clerk at 908-527-4360, or by visiting the Union County website: www.ucnj.org/ctyclerk/election.html. Completed forms should be mailed to the Office of the Union County Clerk, 2 Broad Street, Room 113, Elizabeth NJ 07201-2299 no later than Tuesday, Jan. 29. Forms may be faxed to 908-558-3592 but must be followed by mailed originals.

Due to the close deadline, applicants must provide a fax number in order to receive their ballot on time. All returned ballots, mailed or faxed, must be received by the close of polls on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to be counted.

To qualify to vote in the Presidential Primary on Feb. 5, 2008, you must be a citizen of the United States and at least 18 years old, not serving a sentence, probation, or parole because of a felony conviction, and residing in New Jersey immediately prior to departure.

Registered voters who are unaffiliated with a political party may vote in the Presidential Primary by requesting a Republican or Democratic ballot from election officials.

For more information about Overseas Federal Absentee Ballots, please call the Election Division of the Union County Clerk’s Office at 908-527-4360; e-mail LBobish@ucnj.org; or visit our website: www.ucnj.org/ctyclerk/election.html.