Early Voting

Union County Early Voting Locations for the 2021 General Election

County residents are welcome to any of the early voting locations below.

  • Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue, Seminar Room A/B, Cranford
  • Sampson Community Center, 800 Anna Street, Elizabeth
  • New Providence Municipal Center, 360 Elkwood Avenue, Gymnasium (Academy Street Entrance)
  • Plainfield Board of Education Administration Building, 1200 Myrtle Avenue, Plainfield
  • Rahway Recreation Center, 275 E. Milton Avenue, Room 112, Rahway
  • Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Avenue, Roselle
  • Union Township Senior Center, 968 Bonnel Court, Union Township

2021 General Election Early Voting Schedule

DateStart TimeEnd Time
Saturday, October 2310 am8 pm
Sunday, October 2410 am 6 pm
Monday, October 2510 am 8 pm
Tuesday, October 2610 am 8 pm
Wednesday, October 2710 am 8 pm
Thursday, October 2810 am8 pm
Friday, October 2910 am 8 pm
Saturday, October 3010 am 8 pm
Sunday, October 3110 am 6 pm

Top 5 Things to Know About in-person Early Voting

Earlier this year, a law was passed permitting in-person early voting in New Jersey. Here are the answers to five common questions about in-person early voting:

WHAT IS IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING?

This new option enables all registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Election Day. You can now choose to vote, in person, when it’s most convenient for your schedule.

WHERE CAN I ACCESS IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING?

  • No matter where you live in the county, you can vote your specific ballot at any of your county’s designated in-person early voting locations.
  • Find your county’s locations above.

WHEN CAN I ACCESS IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING?

In-person early voting locations will be open Saturday, October 23 through Sunday, October 31.

Hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. No appointment necessary.

WHAT IF I ALWAYS VOTE BY MAIL, BUT NOW WANT TO VOTE EARLY, IN PERSON, INSTEAD?

  • Check whether or not you are an active vote-by-mail voter at VOTE.NJ.GOV, under “Track My Ballot.”
  • If you are registered to vote by mail in the 2021 General Election, you must opt out, in order to cast a ballot in person on a machine at an early voting location.
  • To opt out, contact the Union County Clerk by August 31.

CAN I STILL CHOOSE FROM OTHER VOTING OPTIONS?

Yes. You may select, instead, to:

  • Apply for a vote-by-mail ballot and return it one of the following ways:
    • Mail: It must be postmarked on or before 8:00 p.m. November 2 and be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before November 8.
    • Secure Ballot Drop Box: Place it in one of your county’s secure ballot drop boxes by 8:00 p.m. on November 2. Drop box locations can be found here.
    • Union Board of Elections Office: Deliver it in person to the Union County Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on November 2.
  • Or, vote in person at your polling place, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 2. Accommodations will be made for voters with disabilities. View Polling Locations page.