Union County, NJ – The offices of Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi are open for additional hours, as a service for voters who wish to drop off their Vote-by-Mail ballots in person or who have questions regarding the July 7 Primary Election.
The offices will be open on each of the following days from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.:
Saturday, June 27
Monday, June 29
Tuesday, June 30
Wednesday, July 1
Thursday, July 2
Monday, July 6
Tuesday, July 7 (Election Day)
These extended hours apply to the County Clerk’s main office at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth, and the annex office at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield.
Please note that all government offices are closed on Friday, July 3.
Office visitors are advised that masks and social distance are required in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“We are all deeply concerned about the safety of our voters and well as their democratic right to vote,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “We are following Governor Murphy’s mandates and have taken other steps to ensure that voters can participate in the Primary Election without compromising their health or the health of others.”
As part of the COVID-19 safety precautions, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy has ordered that the July 7 Primary Election be held primarily by Vote-by-Mail ballots.
Voters who wish to drop off their ballots in person can also use any of five official, secure drop off boxes installed by the Union County Board of Elections. The drop-off boxes may be used at any time of day or night, 24/7, up until 8:00 p.m. on July 7:
Cranford – Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue
Elizabeth – Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza
Plainfield – Plainfield Municipal Building Parking Lot, 515 Watchung Avenue
Union – Union Township Municipal Building Rear Entrance, 1976 Morris Avenue
Westfield — Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East
Visit the County Clerk’s elections website, unioncountyvotes.com, for additional online resources including:
- Vote by Mail FAQ’s.
- Video instructions for Vote-by-Mail.
- Downloadable Vote-by-Mail application for unaffiliated and inactive voters, in English or Spanish.
- Sample Ballots (by order of Governor Murphy, voters will not receive a sample ballot in the mail).
As a reminder, for the July 7 Primary all active registered Democratic and Republican voters automatically receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot. A pre-paid postage return self-sealing envelope is included. Registered Democratic and Republican voters who have not received their Vote-by-Mail ballot should contact the County Clerk Elections Division by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voters are strongly encouraged to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. A limited number of in-person polling places will be available on Election Day, July 7, for those who choose to vote in person.
In-person voters must wear masks and observe social distance at their polling location. Other precautions against infection, such as washing hands, are strongly encouraged.
In-person voters will be issued a provisional paper ballot to vote; Vote-by-Mail ballots cannot be used at polling locations. An ADA-accessible voting machine will be available to voters with disabilities who certify that they cannot use a paper provisional ballot.
For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the free 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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