Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2020

Union County Clerk Advises Voters on New Primary Election Date and Related Deadlines

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

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises Union County voters 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.

“I strongly support Governor Murphy’s decision, which will protect the integrity of our elections while taking appropriate precautions to protect the health and safety of voters in Union County and statewide,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

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.

Other changes in deadlines will be announced shortly.

Additionally, Ms. Rajoppi urges all eligible voters to apply for a Vote-by-Mail ballot now.

“The application process is easy and can be done without an office visit. My staff is available to provide any assistance needed by phone or email,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “Applying for a Vote-by-Mail ballot provides for peace of mind, alleviates health concerns, and ensures that your voice will be heard on Election Day.”

“I will be providing self-sealing envelopes, and paid postage, for all Vote-by-Mail ballots,” Ms. Rajoppi added.

Under existing New Jersey law, every voter can use a Vote-by-Mail ballot. There is no need to provide a reason, and Vote-by-Mail ballots are always included in the official tally for each election.

Voters who have not opted into New Jersey’s automatic Vote-by-Mail system can apply for a ballot by downloading an application from the County Clerk’s elections website, unioncountyvotes.com.

Voters can also request a Vote-by-Mail application by using the free Union County Votes mobile app, calling the County Clerk’s elections division at 908-527-4996, or emailing the County Clerk at ucvote@ucnj.org.

For more information about all County Clerk programs and services, visit online at ucnj.org/county-clerk or call 908-527-4787.

Please note that the County Clerk’s office is closed to visitors during the COVID-19 outbreak, but staff is available during regular business hours to provide assistance by phone and email.

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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