FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

Union County Clerk Announces Availability of Vote-By-Mail Ballots for Westfield BOE Bond Vote

WESTFIELD, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announced that Vote-By-Mail ballots for the Westfield Board of Education’s upcoming Special Election will be available beginning on Monday, December 3, through the County Clerk’s Westfield office.

The Special Election in Westfield, scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., involves a $13.6 million school bond referendum. The deadline to apply for Vote-By-Mail in-person at the County Clerk’s Westfield office is Monday, December 10, before 3:00 p.m.

“Registered voters in Westfield may obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the Special Election by visiting my website or my office in Westfield,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “The service at the Westfield office, with its convenient Saturday office hours and evening hours during the week, makes voting more accessible for voters unable to go to the polls in person on December 11.”

The opportunity to Vote-By-Mail in Westfield is another service available at the County Clerk’s Westfield office, along with passport application and renewal services, registration of Trade Names, and the application and swearing in of Notaries Public.

The Westfield Annex of the County Clerk is located at 300 North Avenue East, Westfield 07090. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

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 can download the form at the Union County Clerk’s website: www.ucnj.org/votebymail 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.

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