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Important Primary Election Dates for Union County Voters

In a letter to editors, Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises Union County voters on new deadlines in advance of the July 7 Primary Election.

To the Editor:

Following are important updates for Union County voters regarding deadlines for the upcoming primary election in New Jersey.

The primary election was moved from June 2 to Tuesday, July 7, by Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 120, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This order includes the postponement of the primary for President, U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and county and municipal elections.

All statutory election deadlines have changed and are now calculated by using the July 7 election date.

This did not affect any deadlines that occurred prior to April 11, with the exception of the deadline for changing party affiliation, which was rescheduled from April 8 to Wednesday, May 13, by order of Governor Murphy.

Based on the new primary election date of July 7, it is important to note that the voter registration deadline for new or moved voters is Tuesday, June, 16 and the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot will be Tuesday, June 30.

The primary election timeline with revised deadlines is available on our elections website at and on our free Union County Votes mobile app.

During this period my staff continues to be available during regular business hours to any questions regarding the primary election. Please call the Election Division at 908-527-4996, or email We look forward to serving you.


Joanne Rajoppi

Union County Clerk


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