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Deadline for Change in Party Affiliation is April 8 to Vote in June Presidential Primary

Union County, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections reminds voters who plan to change their party affiliation that they must do so by April 8, in order to participate in their new party’s Primary Election on June 2.

“Party-affiliated voters often do not realize that the deadline to change their affiliation is set long before Primary Day,” said Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado. “If you plan to change parties this year, please be aware that you will need to make that change by April 8 in order for it to take effect in time for the June 2 Primary Election.”

Ms. DiRado also reminded voters that they can call the Board of Elections at 908-527-4123 to confirm that their party of choice has been properly recorded.

“Visitors to Motor Vehicle Commission offices have the opportunity to review their voter information during the visit, and a simple phone call will ensure that any changes have been accurately recorded,” she said.

The April 8 deadline does not apply to voters who are currently unaffiliated. They may declare their party at the polls on June 2.

Unaffiliated voters who vote by mail will have an opportunity to declare their affiliation when they receive their ballots. They receive a ballot for each party, and they return only the ballot for which they declare.

For all Union County Board of Elections information visit online at or call 908-527-4123.

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