Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2020

Union County Clerk to Hold Ballot Position Drawing On Facebook Live, August 10

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will conduct the ballot position drawing for the November 3 General Election and School Board Election on Facebook Live on Monday, August 10, beginning at 3:00 p.m., as designated by New Jersey state law. The event is being held remotely in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Remote technology has been an important part of our work in ensuring that elections services and other essential operations continue during the COVID-19 outbreak, while reducing the risk of infection,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “I encourage voters, candidates, and anyone interested in elections, to watch the livestream and observe the process in real time.”

The ballot position drawing for the July 7 Primary Election was also conducted through Facebook Live on April 9.

As an additional precaution against COVID-19 infection, the July 7 Primary election was conducted primarily through Vote-by-Mail ballots, in accordance with statewide emergency orders issued by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

The Governor has not issued similar instructions for the November 3 elections at this time.

“Even if there is not a statewide order, I continue to urge all voters to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot in every election,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “Vote-by-Mail is easy and convenient. It enables voters to cast their ballot regardless of unforeseen circumstances that may arise on Election Day, and during the COVID-19 outbreak it enables voters to participate while reducing their risk of exposure.”

Under existing New Jersey state law, any eligible voter can use a Vote-by-Mail ballot.

 

 

Voters can also download an application for a Vote-by-Mail ballot from the County Clerks’ elections website, unioncountyvotes.com, or from the free Union County Votes app for mobile devices.

To request an application form by phone or email, contact the Elections Division at 908-527-4996 or ucvote@ucnj.org.

More information about all County Clerk programs and services is available online at ucnj.org/county-clerk, or call 908-527-4787.

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.

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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