Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2020

Union County Board of Elections Advises on New Primary Election Date

New Jersey Primary Election will be held on July 7, 2020.

Union County, NJ – Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds Union County voters, and elected officials, that the June 2 Primary Election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 7, by order of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The new date will also impact deadlines leading up to Election Day.

Governor Murphy announced the new July 7 date in Executive Order 120, in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.  The full text of Executive Order is available in pdf format at nj.gov/infobank.

“In this time of uncertainty, the new date will help ensure that voters and candidates can participate in the Primary Election while protecting themselves during the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Ms. DiRado.

The new deadline for changing or declaring a party affiliation is May 13. Other changes in deadlines will be announced shortly.

In the event that in-person voting is conducted for the July 7 Primary Election, voters can familiarize themselves with new voting machines that were introduced countywide last year by viewing a teaching video on the Board of Elections website, at ucnj.org/boe/expressvote-xl-voting-machine (please note that live demonstrations have been suspended during the COVID-19 outbreak).

For information on all Union County Board of Elections programs and services visit online at ucnj.org/ucboe, email ucboe@ucnj.org, or call 908-527-4123.

Please note that the Board of Elections office is closed to visitors during the COVID-19 outbreak. Voicemail messages and emails are being responded to promptly during regular business hours.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance on the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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