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Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2020

Your Voting Questions Answered: Union County Board of Election Holds Public Outreach Sessions

Union County, NJ – To provide in-person help for voters with questions about the upcoming June 2nd Presidential Primary, the Union County Board of Elections is holding a series of public outreach sessions at convenient locations throughout the county in March, April, and May.

Election Board staff will be available at each location to answer questions and demonstrate new voting machines that were introduced countywide in 2019. Visitors to the public outreach sessions can also register to vote and declare their party affiliation during their visit.

Residents seeking to help on Election Day by becoming a poll worker can apply for a position at any of the outreach sessions. No experience is needed to be a poll worker. Mandatory free training is provided and the position includes a stipend of $200 for working on Election Day.

“These outreach events enable us to connect with the residents we serve, encourage public participation in the democratic process, and provide personal assistance with any questions voters may have,” said Nicole DiRado, Administrator of the Union County Board of Elections. “The public responded enthusiastically to the sessions we held last year, and we are looking forward to another good turnout during this crucial Presidential election cycle.”

The 2020 public outreach sessions currently scheduled in advance of Primary Day on June 2 are noted below. Additional events will be added, and residents are advised to visit the Board of Elections website at ucnj.org/ucboe for the latest updates.

Be sure to visit our website as additional events will be added to the outreach schedule.

  • Westfield: March 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Collen Fraser Building in the Union County complex at 200 North Avenue East.
  • Garwood: March 31 and April 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Garwood Municipal Building, 403 South Avenue.
  • Elizabeth: April 7 and April 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza.
  • Linden: April 27 and 28, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry Street.
  • Plainfield: May 5, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Avenue.

The Union County Board of Elections is also available by phone at 908-527-4123, by email at ucboe@ucnj.org, or on the web at ucnj.org/ucboe.

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