Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2020

How to Return a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Union County

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises voters that they have several options for returning their Vote-by-Mail ballots. Voters can return their ballots by U.S. Postal Service, bring them to the County Clerk’s offices or Board of Elections Office, or drop them off at specially designated ballot boxes.

Voters choosing to bring their ballots to the County Clerk’s offices can visit the main office at the County Courthouse in Elizabeth at 2 Broad Street, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the annex office at the Colleen Fraser Building in Westfield at 300 North Avenue East, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

No appointment is needed in order to drop off a Vote-by-Mail ballot at the County Clerk’s offices.

“Each Vote-by-Mail ballot comes with pre-paid postage, so we encourage voters to return their ballots by mail. My offices are also available to voters who prefer to bring them in person, with safety precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all visitors to the County Clerk’s offices must wear masks and observe the 6-foot social distance standard.

Under New Jersey state law, voters who bring their ballots in person are required to sign a log book, and must present a New Jersey driver’s license or other New Jersey-issued identification. They may not drop off a ballot for another person.

Vote-by-Mail ballots are also accepted for drop-off at the Board of Elections office in Elizabeth. In addition, five standalone, specially designated ballot boxes are being planned for Union County. The locations will be announced later this month.

For more details about Vote-by-Mail and other election services of the County Clerk, visit unioncountyvotes.com or contact the Elections Division at 908-527-4996 or ucvote@ucnj.org.

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

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