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Public notice regarding the inspection of mail-in ballots - Update

Notice is hereby given that the Union County Board of Elections will have Mail-In Ballots for the Primary Election to be held on July 7, 2020 available for review by authorized challengers only, at the Union County Juvenile Detention Center, 1075 Edward Street, Linden, NJ on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, July 9, 2020: 9am – 10am
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020: 9am – 10am

If you wish to review specific ballots, please contact the Union County Board of Elections at 908-527-4123 at least 24 hours prior to the date listed above.  Each challenged ballot will require the completion of a challenge form.  Stripping of the certification from the non-challenged ballots will commence after each review date.  The hearing on Mail-In Ballot challenges will occur at the Board Meeting on July 7, 2020 and July 16, 2020. 

Public notice regarding the inspection of mail-in ballots

Notice is hereby given that the Union County Board of Elections will have Mail-In Ballots for the Primary Election to be held on July 7, 2020 available for review by authorized challengers only, at 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208 on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, June 26, 2020: 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Monday, June 29, 2020: 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020: 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Saturday, July 4, 2020: 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Monday, July 6, 2020: 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Friday, July 10, 2010: 8:00am to 9:00am
  • Monday, July 13, 2020: 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020: 8:00am – 9:00am

If you wish to review specific ballots, please contact the Union County Board of Elections at 908-527-4123 at least 24 hours prior to the date listed above.  Each challenged ballot will require the completion of a challenge form.  Stripping of the certification from the non-challenged ballots will commence after each review date.  The hearing on Mail-In Ballot challenges will occur at the Board Meeting on July 7, 2020 and July 15, 2020.  Should you wish to appoint challengers for this election, please submit your list no later than June 23, 2020.

Re: June 9, 2020 – 10:00pm - Public Meeting

In light of the public health emergency caused by Coronavirus, and the subsequent issuance of the Governor’s Executive Order 107, The Union County Board of Elections (the Board) will remotely conduct its June 9, 2020 meeting by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 (the “Open Public Meetings Act”) and in adherence to the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) guidelines, the meeting  will be open to the public by electronic means, and as such, members of the public may view the meeting by livestream at www.ucnj.org/ucboe.

Any member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting, can do so by emailing any comments relative to the items being offered for adoption during these remotely held electronic meetings to the Administrator of the Union County Board of Elections at ndirado@ucnj.org. All relevant emails will be read into the record and addressed accordingly by the Board. All emails must be submitted and received by the Administrator of the Union County Board of Elections no later than 9:00am on June 9, 2020.

Re: June 7, 2020 – 10:00pm - Public Meeting

To Whom It May Concern:

In light of the public health emergency caused by Coronavirus, and the subsequent issuance of the Governor’s Executive Order 107, The Union County Board of Elections (the Board) will remotely conduct its June 7, 2020 meeting by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 (the “Open Public Meetings Act”) and in adherence to the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) guidelines, the meeting  will be open to the public by electronic means, and as such, members of the public may view the meeting by livestream atucnj.org/ucboe.

Any member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting, can do so by emailing any comments relative to the items being offered for adoption during these remotely held electronic meetings to the Administrator of the Union County Board of Elections at ndirado@ucnj.org. All relevant emails will be read into the record and addressed accordingly by the Board. All emails must be submitted and received by the Administrator of the Union County Board of Elections no later than 9:00am on June 7, 2020.

Nicole L. DiRado, CMC, MPA
Administrator
Union County Board of Elections

Canvassing and Counting of Provisional Ballots

In light of the public health emergency caused by Coronavirus, and the subsequent issuance of the Governor’s Executive Order 107, The Union County Board of Elections (the Board) will remotely conduct its June 7, 2020 meeting by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 (the “Open Public Meetings Act”) and in adherence to the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) guidelines, the meeting  will be open to the public by electronic means, and as such, members of the public may view the meeting by livestream at ucnj.org/ucboe.

Any member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting, can do so by emailing any comments relative to the items being offered for adoption during these remotely held electronic meetings to the Administrator of the Union County Board of Elections at ndirado@ucnj.org. All relevant emails will be read into the record and addressed accordingly by the Board. All emails must be submitted and received by the Administrator of the Union County Board of Elections no later than 9:00am on June 7, 2020.

Nicole L. DiRado, CMC, MPA

Administrator

Union County Board of Elections

Re: June 5, 2020 – 12:00pm - Public Meeting

Union County Board of Elections
271 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208

Public Notice
Re: June 5, 2020 – 12:00pm – Public Meeting

To Whom It May Concern:

In light of the public health emergency caused by Coronavirus, and the subsequent issuance of the Governor’s Executive Order 107, The Union County Board of Elections (the Board) will remotely conduct its June 5, 2020 meeting by electronic means without providing a physical meeting place.

In accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 (the “Open Public Meetings Act”) and in adherence to the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) guidelines, the meeting  will be open to the public by electronic means, and as such, members of the public may view the meeting by livestream at ucnj.org/ucboe.

Any member of the public wishing to participate in the meeting, can do so by emailing any comments relative to the items being offered for adoption during these remotely held electronic meetings to the Administrator of the Union County Board of Elections at ndirado@ucnj.org. All relevant emails will be read into the record and addressed accordingly by the Board. All emails must be submitted and received by the Administrator of the Union County Board of Elections no later than 10:00am on June 5, 2020.

Nicole L. DiRado, CMC, MPA
Administrator
Union County Board of Elections

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities (July 2020 Primary)

Public notice regarding assistance for persons with disabilities

Persons unable to vote at the polling place due to a permanent or temporary physical disability may request a mail-in ballot application by telephoning the Office of the County Clerk at 908-527-4996.  The Union County Board of Elections may be contacted for information regarding polling place assignments and assistance to voters who chose to vote at the polling place on Election Day.  The Union County Board of Elections may be contacted at 908-527-4123.

Pursuant to the provisions of the “Voting Accessibility for Elderly and the Handicapped Act of 1984,” a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) is maintained at the New Jersey Division of Elections in Trenton, NJ.  Persons wishing to utilize this service to obtain general voter information may do so by dialing 1-800-292-0039.

Commissioner of Registration
Union County Board of Elections

Public Notice regarding the Appointment of Challengers (July 2020 Primary)

Public Notice Regarding the Appointment of Challengers

Candidates for the July 7, 2020 Primary Election desiring to appoint challengers, must submit names, addresses and assigned districts of their challenger in writing to the Union County Board of Elections, 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208, no later than Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  Two challengers from each district are permitted by law.  All appointed challengers must be registered to vote in Union County.  Challenger Permits are non-transferable.  For more information, visit www.ucnj.org/ucboe.

Close of Registration (July 2020 Primary)

Close of Registration for the Primary Election to be held on July 7, 2020 is June 16, 2020.

Registration Of Voters For the convenience of the voters, the Office of the Commissioner of Registration, Union County Board of Elections, located at 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ will be open on June 16, 2020 from 8:00am until 9:00pm. 

Registration By Mail Anyone wishing to register by mail can do so by requesting voter registration forms from the Commissioner of Registration located at 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208, by calling 908-527-4123 or by email ucboe@ucnj.org.

Registration By The Internet You may obtain a voter registration application and instructions from the State of New Jersey Division of Elections website at www.state.nj.us/lps/elections or from the Union County Votes Website at www.unioncountyvotes.com.  You must print, sign and mail the application to 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.

Counting Provisional Ballots (July 2020 Primary)

Public Notice Regarding the Canvassing & Counting of Provisional Ballots

The Union County Board of Elections will be canvassing and counting Provisional Ballots used in the 2020 Primary Election on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 10:00pm, or as soon thereafter as possible.  Processing will be conducted at the Union County Juvenile Detention Center, 1075 Edward Street, Linden, NJ 07036.

Election Day Challenging Procedures (July 2020 Primary)

Union & Essex Counties Boards of Elections Public Notice to all Registered Voters of Union & Essex Counties

Pursuant to NJSA 19:12-9, you are hereby advised of the following procedure to be used for the July 7, 2020 Primary Election:

(1) that any person attempting to vote may be challenged by a duly authorized challenger for a political party or a candidate or on a public question, or by a member of the district board of elections, because the voter’s name appears on a challenge list prepared by the superintendent of elections of the county or because the challenger or board member has good cause to believe that the voter is not entitled to vote;

(2) that members of the district board and all duly authorized challengers are prohibited from challenging, delaying or preventing the right to vote of any person because of that person’s race, color, national origin, expected manner of casting a vote or residence in a particular ward, housing complex or section of a municipality or county;

(3) the means by which any person who is challenged because that person’s name appears on a challenge list prepared by the superintendent of elections of the county may seek to establish the person’s right to vote, as provided in R.S.19:32-18;

(4) the means by which any person whose name does not appear on a challenge list prepared by the superintendent of elections of the county but who is challenged by a duly authorized challenger or by a member of the district board of elections may seek to establish the person’s right to vote, as provided in section 2 of P.L.1991, c.249 (C.19:15-18.1);

(5) that any challenger who succeeds in denying a voter the right to vote must sign an affidavit stating the reason why the voter is not entitled to vote and must furnish a copy of the affidavit to the challenged voter, as provided in section 3 of P.L.1991, c.249 (C.19:15-18.2);

(6) the legal remedy which any person whose name does not appear on a challenge list prepared by the superintendent but who is challenged by a duly authorized challenger or by a member of the district board of elections and denied the right to vote may use to seek permission to vote, as provided in section 6 of P.L.1991, c.249 (C.19:15-18.3);

(7) that forms to register complaints about the conduct of an election shall be available at each polling place in the county.

Further information can be obtained from the Union County Board of Elections 908-527-4123 or the Essex County Board of Elections at 973-621-5071.

Essex County Board of Elections
Bethany O’Toole, Chairwoman
Lee B. Fisher, Secretary
Michael Carson, Commissioner
LeDonna Johns, Commissioner

Union County Board of Elections
John DeSimone, Chairman
Clara Harelik, Esq., Secretary
Mary Ellen Harris, Commissioner
Marie Oakie, Commissioner

Important Info for Election Day (July 2020 Primary)

Important Information for Voters Regarding Election Day

A voter who, prior to the election, shall have moved within the same county without:

(i) filing, on or before the 21st day preceding the election, a notice of change of residence with the commissioner of registration of the county or the municipal clerk of the municipality in which the voter resides on the day of the election;

(ii) returning the confirmation notice sent to the voter by the commissioner of registration of the county, if such a notice has been sent to the voter; or

(iii) otherwise notifying the commissioner of registration of the voter’s change of address within the county

shall be permitted to correct the voter’s registration and to vote in the primary election by provisional ballot at the polling place of the district in which the voter resides on the day of the election.

The voter may contact the County Commissioner of Registration at 908-527-4123 or ucboe@ucnj.org or their municipal clerk or may view polling place location at www.ucnj.org/ucboe, www.unioncountyvotes.com or on the Division of Elections website www.njelections.org to determine the proper polling place location for the voter.

Primary Election Candidates (July 2020 Primary)

Public Notice Regarding the July 7, 2020 Primary Election

A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 between the hours of 6:00am and 8:00pm.  For polling place information, contact the Union County Board of Elections at 908-527-4123, your municipal clerk’s office or visit the Union County Board of Elections Website at www.ucnj.org/ucboe, Union County’s election website www.unioncountyvotes.com, the Union County Votes app, or at New Jersey Division of Elections website at https://voter.njsvrs.com/elections/polling-lookup.html. 

The public offices to be filled are as follows:

Public Inspection of Voting Machines (July 2020 Primary)

Public Notice Regarding Voting Machine Inspection

On Thursday, June 25, 2020 between the hours of 9:00am and 11:00am, the voting machines to be used for the Primary Election being held on July 7, 2020 will be available for public inspection. 

Any interested parties who wish to inspect the voting machines should appear at the Union County Board of Elections Voting Machine Warehouse, 2345 South Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

Test of Tabulation Equipment (July 2020 Primary)

Public Notice Regarding the Test of the Automatic Tabulating Equipment

Pursuant to N.J.S.A 19:53(a)-8, notice is hereby given that on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 10:00am, a test of the automatic tabulating equipment shall be conducted at the Union County Juvenile Detention Center, 1075 Edward Street, Linden, NJ 07036.  This tabulation equipment will be used for the tabulation of the Mail-In Ballots cast in the Primary Election held on July 7, 2020.

Primary Election Party Declaration Information

UNION COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

PUBLIC NOTICE TO VOTERS OF UNION COUNTY

Primary Election Party Declaration Information

State Law requires that certain voters file a Declaration of Party Affiliation form no later than 55 days before the date of the Primary Election in order to vote in that election.  The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  Therefore, voters who are required to file these forms must complete a Declaration of Party Affiliation form and file it with the Commissioner of Registration or the Municipal Clerk no later than May 13, 2020 in order to be eligible to vote in the Primary Election.

YOU MUST FILE A DECLARATION OF PARTY AFFILIATION FORM IF YOU WISH TO VOTE IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION OF A POLITICAL PARTY OTHER THAN THE PARTY WITH WHICH YOU ARE CURRENTLY AFFILIATED.

You need not file a Declaration of Party Affiliation form by May 13, 2020 in order to vote in the July 7, 2020 Primary Election if:

  1. You are currently affiliated with the political party in whose primary you wish to vote.
  2. You have never declared a political party, and have never previously voted in a primary election. You may declare your party affiliation at the polling place on the day of the Primary Election.  Your choice of party affiliation can then be changed only if you complete a Declaration of Party Affiliation form and file it with the Commissioner of Registration or the Municipal Clerk.
  3. You are a newly registered voter and the July 7, 2020 Primary Election is the first primary at which you are eligible to vote.
  4. You were an Independent voter as of January 1, 2006, and have not affiliated with a party since that time.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO INDEPENDENT VOTERS

AS OF JANUARY 1, 2006, VOTERS PREVIOUSLY DECLARED INDEPENDENT ARE, BY LAW, NOW CLASSIFIED AS UNAFFILIATED.

Unaffiliated voters may declare their affiliation with a political party by filing a Declaration of Party Affiliation form as described above.  They may then vote in the Primary Election.  An unaffiliated voter may, however, choose instead to declare affiliation with either the Democratic or Republican Party at the polling place on the day of the Primary Election.

DEADLINE FOR FILING DECLARATION OF PARTY AFFILIATION

FORMS IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020

You may obtain a party declaration form from the Union County Board of Elections, 217 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208, by calling 908-527-4123, visiting www.ucnj.org/ucboe or requesting it through the Union County Votes App.   Further, you may also contact your local Municipal Clerk’s office.