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Union County Residents Can Plan Ahead for Vote-By-Mail

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds residents that a recent change in state law provides for ballots to be sent automatically to Vote-by-Mail users, unless they have opted out.

Voters who have received a Vote-by-Mail ballot can opt out by completing a form and sending it to the County Clerk. To obtain a downloadable form, visit the County Clerk’s elections website,

Voters who wish to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot can obtain a downloadable application form at

“The Vote-by-Mail application includes different options for receiving your ballots, so please be sure to check off the option that works best for you,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

Voters can find the ballot options on the upper left-hand corner of the application form.

Vote-by-Mail is New Jersey’s form of early voting. Vote-by-Mail ballots are typically available five weeks prior to an election. Any eligible voter may cast a Vote-by-Mail ballot up until 3:00 p.m. the day before an election.

“The turnout for the General Election on Tuesday was very impressive. Overall, close to 60% of eligible voters in Union County cast a ballot, and that is close to number we normally see during Presidential election cycles,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

“It was especially gratifying to see a record setting number of voters use the convenience of Vote-by-Mail to ensure their voices were heard,” Ms. Rajoppi added.

The final tally of Vote-By-Mail ballots in Union County for the General Election on Tuesday, November 6 was 20,642.  The previous record was set in the 2008 presidential election, when the final tally was 14,448.

For more information on voting and elections in Union County, visit the County Clerk’s elections website,, or download the Union County Votes mobile app.

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