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Board of Elections Meeting

The Union County Board of Elections will be meeting on Monday, December 21, 2020 starting at 10:00am or as soon thereafter as possible.  The  meeting will take via zoom at the link posted below:


Recertifying Various Elections

The Union County Board of County Canvassers will be meeting for the purposes of recertifying various elections on Monday, December 14, 2020 starting at 11:00am or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will take place at the Union County Employee Parking Facility on the 7th Floor. The meeting is also available to the public via zoom at the link posted below:


Meeting Notice – Berkeley Heights

The Union County Board of Elections will be meeting for the purposes of conducting a recount in the election for council, Township of Berkeley Heights, December 7, 2020 starting at 10:00am or as soon thereafter as possible and the meeting will continue every day thereafter until the recount is complete.  The  meeting will take place at the Union County Board of Elections Annex Office (formerly the Union County Juvenile Detention Center), 1075 Edward Street, Linden, NJ.  The meeting is also available to the public via zoom at the link posted below:


Post-Election Zoom Meetings / Live Streams

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:00am:  Random selection of Audit Batches for the 2020 Post-Election Audit


Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 10:00am: Union County Board of Elections Post-Election Audit


November 3rd General Election Resources

  • Official Results
  • Signature Cure Letter
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • All ACTIVE, REGISTERED voters will AUTOMATICALLY receive a Vote by Mail (VBM) ballot.
  • 24 Secure Ballot Drop Boxes are available countywide for voters to return their Vote by Mail Ballots – View locations

  • Poll Locations will have provisional ballot voting only – except ADA Compliant machines for the disabled. 

  • Polling locations have been consolidated.  Voters can check our website for a complete list.
  • Voters can deliver VBMs to poll workers on Election Day. Voters will stand in line at their designated polling location, sign a log book then the poll worker will deposit their ballot into a secure transfer case.
  • If a voter opts to mail their ballot, Vote by Mails (VBMs) MUST have a postmark on or before election day and received by our office within 7 days.  Ballots WITHOUT a post mark will be counted if they are received within 2 days of Election Day.
  • The same provisions relative to one location per municipality and at least 50% of locations in a regular election, for polling locations in the Primary Election are the same but some locations will likely change.
  • Voters can deliver VBMs to poll workers on Election Day.

Voters may also deliver their ballot in person at the following offices.  In person delivery requires a NJ driver’s license or NJ issued ID.

  • Union County Board of Elections, 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth
  • Union County Clerk’s Office, 2 Broad Street, Room 113, Elizabeth (This office may NOT accept Bearer ballots!)
  • Union County Clerk’s Office, 300 North Avenue East, Westfield (This office may NOT accept Bearer ballots!)

Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado featured on NBC New York


Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado featured on NJTV


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.

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.


The Union County Board of Elections

John DeSimone, Chairman
Clara T. Harelik, Esq., Secretary/Commissioner of Registration
Mary Ellen Harris, Commissioner
Marie Oakie, Commissioner

Nicole L .DiRado, CMC, MPA, Administrator
Linda Wise, Deputy Administrator

271 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208
908-527-4123
ucboe@ucnj.org