Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 17, 2015

State Law Changes for Ballot Messengers and Bearers

County Courthouse August 2015 resized (by Tina)Union County, NJ  –  Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds County residents that a new state law has changed the number of vote-by-mail ballots that an individual can transmit to voters, and the number of completed ballots that an individual can bring to the Board of Elections.

“The new law sets a limit of three on the number of ballots that one individual can transmit to voters, and bring to the Board of Elections,” said Rajoppi. “This is the first election cycle with the new three-ballot limit in place, so please keep that information in mind if you are planning to be a ballot messenger or bearer.”

Previous state law enabled one “ballot messenger” to transmit as many as 10 blank ballots to voters, and it enabled one “ballot bearer” to bring an unlimited number of completed ballots to the Board of Elections.

The new requirements are defined in bill number S-685/A-4306, signed into law by Governor Christie on Monday, August 10.

For information on vote-by-mail in Union County, and to download the free Union County Votes mobile app, visit the County Clerk online at ucnj.org/county-clerk or call 908-527-4996.

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