FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 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 at Westfield and Elizabeth Offices for Oct. 16 U.S. Senate Special Election
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 for the U.S. Senate Special Election to be held on Wednesday, October 16th.
“Beginning on Monday, September 9th, eligible voters are able to apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the U.S. Senate Special Election in person, receive their ballot and cast the ballot at the same time,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “This one-stop voting service is available at my Westfield office as well as at the main office in Elizabeth.”
“The service in Westfield and Elizabeth makes voting more accessible, particularly at the Westfield office with its convenient Saturday office hours and evening hours during the week,” Ms. Rajoppi added. “With the important October 16th Special 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.”
A mailed application for a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the Special Election must be received by Oct. 9th to be eligible. The deadline to apply in-person is Tuesday, Oct. 15th at 3:00 p.m.
The other services available at the County Clerk’s offices are 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. – 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.
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.
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.