Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that early voting for the General Election on November 7 is already under way. Any registered voter can vote early by using a vote-by-mail ballot.
Early voters also have the option of casting their ballot in person, at the County Clerk’s offices in Elizabeth and Westfield.
“Voters can come to my offices at any time during regular business hours to receive a vote-by-mail ballot. In the same visit, voters can also fill out their ballot and cast it in a secure box to complete the process,” said Ms. Rajoppi.
The County Clerk’s Westfield Annex is located in the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
The Main Office of the County Clerk is located in Room 113 at the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street, in Elizabeth. Regular office hours in Elizabeth are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Early voters who plan to obtain their ballot in person from the County Clerk’s Elizabeth or Westfield offices must present a New Jersey driver’s license or a valid state ID with their photo, name, address and signature.
Ms. Rajoppi noted that early voting eliminates the possibility that unforeseen circumstances, such as a family emergency, could prevent a voter from getting to their polling place on Election Day.
“Every valid Vote-by-Mail ballot is counted and entered into the official, certified results for each election,” emphasized Ms. Rajoppi. “Early voting is a good way to ensure that you have the opportunity to participate fully in the General Election.”
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