FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2009

 

 

Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours
for “Vote By Mail” Applications

 

ELIZABETH, NJ – “It’s easier than ever to vote now,” said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, “with the new Vote By Mail application and the extended hours of operation at my office in Elizabeth.”

As a public service to voters in the Nov. 3 General Election, office hours of the Union County Clerk at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth will be extended from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. during the weeks of Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-30. In addition, the Clerk’s Office will be open on two Saturdays, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“This is an historic and important year,” Rajoppi said. “Voters will have an opportunity to vote for a gubernatorial slate, including Governor and, for the first time, a Lieutenant Governor. In addition, there will be state, county and municipal offices and ballot questions.”

Voters will be able to apply in person for a Vote By Mail ballot, receive their ballot, vote in privacy and deposit their ballot in a secured lockbox – all at the Union County Clerk’s Office during these extended office hours.

“It’s fast, convenient and easy,” Rajoppi said.

Vote By Mail ballot applications legally cannot be accepted if they are postmarked after October 27. But walk-in applications are accepted at the County Clerk’s Office up to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, the day before Election Day.

Voters are encouraged to Vote By Mail, an easy process which has replaced Absentee Voting. To obtain an application, registered voters 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/ctyclerk/VoteByMailApplication.pdf or contact the Union County Clerk at 908-527-4996.

Registered voters who prefer to Vote By Mail should apply as soon as possible to: Office of the County Clerk, Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Room 113, Elizabeth NJ 07207. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.