Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 5, 2020

Union County Board of Elections Advises Voters on Polling Places for July 7 Primary

Union County, NJ — Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds voters that the upcoming Primary Election on July 7 will be conducted primarily by Vote-by-Mail, by order of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A limited number of in person polling locations will be available on Election Day.

“The COVID-19 precautions are still in force, and we strongly urge voters to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the July 7 Primary Election,” said Ms. DiRado. “However, polling locations will be available on July 7 for those who need them.”

In accordance with Governor Murphy’s order, voters who choose to cast their ballot in person on July 7 will not use voting machines. They will be provided with provisional paper ballots at their polling place. Voting machines will be available only to voters with disabilities.

Ms. DiRado also emphasized that Vote-by-Mail ballots will not be accepted at the polling places, in accordance with the Governor’s order. Voters who choose to vote in person will be provided with a provisional ballot when they arrive at their polling place.

In-person voters must wear masks and observe social distance precautions to avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19 when visiting a polling place.

For a complete list of polling locations in Union County, visit the Board of Election website online at ucnj.org/boe/where-do-i-vote.
 
As a reminder, Vote by Mail ballots will automatically be mailed to all active, registered Democrat and Republican voters.  All unaffiliated and inactive Democrat and Republican voters will automatically receive a Vote by Mail Ballot Application.  Returned postage on both is prepaid.

Voters are encouraged to vote and return their ballots as soon as possible.  All ballots postmarked on or before election day and received by 8pm on July 14 will be canvassed and counted.

To ensure your ballot is completed correctly, please review the flyer prepared by the Election Board which can be found at ucnj.org/boe/make-sure-your-vote-by-mail-ballot-is-counted-2.

For information on all Board of Elections services visit https://ucnj.org/boe, email ucboe@ucnj.org, or leave a phone message at 908-527-4121. All email and phone messages will be returned.
For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance on the Union County Drive-Through 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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