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Union County Clerk Advises Residents on New Vote by Mail Options

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises residents that the new application form for Vote by Mail ballots in New Jersey now provides an option for voters to receive their ballots automatically, for every election as well as any special elections.

“The new option eliminates the need to keep repeating the application step, so it is a convenience for voters who plan to use Vote by Mail every year, for both the Primary and General elections,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “However, it is still important to know how the process works, and choose the option that works best for you.”

The new option was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy on August 10 and is now in effect starting with the 2018 General Election in November.

All voters who plan to use a Vote by Mail ballot in the 2018 General Election must first submit an application form as usual, in order to receive their ballot. Section 1 of the new application lists the available options.

Applicants who wish to opt into the new system and receive ballots for all elections automatically, every year, must check the box for “ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS.”

Applicants who only want a ballot for the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 6, must check the box for “General (November).”

Vote by Mail application forms are now available for view or download in English or Spanish at the Union County Clerk’s elections website,

Voters who wish to receive an application by mail can request one by using the online form at, emailing or calling the County Clerk’s Elections Division at 908-527-4996.

Application forms are also available from the New Jersey State Division of Elections at

For all Union County Clerk programs and services visit or call 908-527-4787.

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