County Clerk

 

Union Joanne Rajoppi, County Clerk
Phone: 908-527-4787
Address: Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07207

As the County Clerk I am pleased to acquaint you with the broad range of services and functions our office performs. From the recording and filing of all land transactions within the 21 municipalities of our county to the processing of Passports and elections, we are always available to assist and direct you in your needs.

We invite you to download our free Union County Votes App for ioS, android phones and tablets. It will give you instant access to the vital tools of voting and accurate election information.

– Joanne Rajoppi

Sample Ballots for Union County Voters Now Available Online

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that  sample ballots for the November 5 General Election can be viewed and downloaded on the County Clerk’s elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices.

Ms. Rajoppi’s office also mails sample ballots to every registered voter after the close of voter registration, approximately 10 days before the election.

“The website and app offer a convenient way for voters to familiarize themselves with their ballot, even before they receive their copy in the mail,” said Rajoppi.

Voters with any questions about their sample ballots can call the County Clerk’s Elections Division, 908-527-4996 or email the Elections Division at ucvote@ucnj.org.

For all County Clerk programs and services visit online at ucnj.org/county-clerk or call 908-527-4787.

Union County Clerk Introduces New Pilot Project for Vote-by-Mail Ballots

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi invites Vote-by-Mail users to participate in a new pilot project for voters who plan to pick up their ballot in person and cast it in the November 5th General Election. Instead of receiving a ballot printed in advance, voters can have their ballot custom-printed on the spot. The new “ballot on demand” service is available at the County Clerk’s Main Office in the County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street, Room 113 in Elizabeth.

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Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available on Tuesday, October 1 for the General Election

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that Vote-by-Mail ballots will be available in the County Clerk’s Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield starting on Tuesday, October 1 to registered voters who wish to cast their Vote-by-Mail ballot for the 2019 General Election.

Election Day 2019 is on Tuesday, November 5. The deadline to apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot through the mail is Tuesday, October 29 and the application must be received by the County Clerk’s Office before or on this date.

The deadline to apply in person at the County Clerk’s office is Monday, November 4, by 3:00 p.m.

“We encourage voters to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot. It is a secure, convenient way to avoid a last-minute rush or unforeseen delays on Election Day,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi Offers Notary Training Seminar, Sept. 6

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will host a Notary Training Seminar for New Jersey Notaries Public at the John H. Stamler Police Academy, Second Floor Multipurpose Room, at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Friday, September 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will make opening remarks and review the application process.  Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq. will speak about the legal aspects of the functions of notaries public.

 “The notary training seminar is designed to provide notaries with insight and information from experienced, knowledgeable professionals in the community,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “The course covers all aspects of being a notary.”

The seminar will cover the steps for proper notarization and other topics, including how to complete a notary journal and how to examine identification documents. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

“The seminar is also popular with current notaries who wish to ensure that they are up to date on issues affecting notaries,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “We offer this opportunity as a professional course that benefits the whole community, and all are welcome.”

To register, use the downloadable form on the County Clerk website, ucnj.org/county-clerk. If you have any questions, contact Donna Connell, 908-527-4999 or dconnell@ucnj.org.

Space is limited to the first 50 registrants.

A registration fee of $10.00 includes a light breakfast and is required in advance to secure registration.

Attendees should note that the Business Casual dress code at the John J. Stamler Police Academy is strictly enforced. Jeans and sneakers are not permitted, and men must wear shirts with collars.

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