County Clerk

Early Voting Deadlines are Coming Up

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that the deadline for applying by mail for a Vote by Mail ballot is Tuesday, November 1.

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Yes, All Vote by Mail Ballots Are Counted

My office, along with the Union County Board of Elections, is responsible for administering elections in Union County, and we encourage voters to use Vote by Mail ballots. They are convenient and secure, and they enable voters to avoid the risk of a mishap that could prevent them from getting to the polls on Election Day.

Unfortunately, misconceptions about the Vote-by-Mail process can discourage some voters from using this option.

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 Sample Ballots for the November 8, 2016 General Election

Sample Ballots Now Available on County Clerk Website and Union County Votes App

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that sample ballots for all 21 municipalities are now available on the new County Clerk elections website,, and on the Union County Votes app, a free download for mobile devices.

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Visit the New Website for 2016 General Election Information

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce the launch of, a new website that provides voters and election followers with complete information on the November 8th General Election.

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Union County Clerk Host Seminar for Notaries Public

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi hosted an educational seminar open to all Notaries Public featuring Union County Surrogate James S. LaCorte, Esq. as the main speaker at the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains.

The Notary Public course is a service being offered by the Office of the Union County Clerk. It is designed to instruct Notaries Public on how to perform their duties with confidence and diligence. Notaries will learn about the new online application process and the legal aspects of performing the duties of a Notary Public in an effort to avoid liability issues.

Union County Clerk Offers Flag Collection Service

In honor of National Flag Day, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that torn or tattered American flags may be dropped off at her offices in Elizabeth and Westfield for proper retirement.

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