ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces a new service for voters that makes sample ballots accessible online starting today. The new website access, available atwww.ucnj.org/government/county-clerk is in addition to the mailed sample ballot each registered voter is mandated to receive at their home address prior to the General Election.
“I am excited by this new program that we are bringing to voters,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “Preparing to vote in Union County just got easier. We are the first county in the state to put each of our voting districts online so that voters in each town can preview their specific ballot.”
There are 438 voting districts in Union County.
Ms. Rajoppi said the increased accessibility will allow voters more time to familiarize themselves with the ballot, locate their district and polling place, and better prepare them in general for the voting booth. The information on the web also is made available in the event a voter moves, misplaces their mailed sample ballot, or the voter is the victim of a lost sample ballot. Students who attend out of state schools also can benefit by familiarizing themselves with the ballot in preparation for voting by mail.
The new online service allows the voter to access their ballot by selecting their municipality, then their district and ward if applicable. It is not necessary to know your district or ward to navigate the system since a search tool is provided to allow the voter to find this information by their street address.
“I encourage registered voters to use this simple tool to preview their ballot before casting their vote in the General Election on Tuesday, November 2nd,” Ms. Rajoppi said.