Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election is October 13

Both paper applications and online registrations are being accepted

 Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that October 13 is the deadline for voter registration for the 2020 General Election. Election Day will be on Tuesday, November 3.

“There are multiple options for residents to register to vote in time for the upcoming election,” said Union County Board of Elections Administrator, Nicole DiRado. “Those eligible to vote can apply online or in person.”

The Union County Board of Elections office is open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm to accept Voter Registration Forms. On the October 13 voter registration deadline, the Board of Elections Office will remain open until 9pm to receive forms.  Municipal Clerk offices that are currently open can also provide and accept voter registration forms.

To download a voter registration form, visit the Union County Board of Elections website at https://ucnj.org/boe/voter-registration-information/. Be sure to print and sign the form before returning.

To register online, eligible residents should visit: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/register and follow Online Voter Registration instructions. Your County Commissioner of Registration will notify you if your application is accepted. If it is not accepted, you will be notified on how to complete and/or correct the application.

You can register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen
  • You will be 18 years old by the next election
  • You will be a resident of the State and county for 30 days before the election
  • You are NOT currently serving a sentence because of a felony conviction
  • As of March 17, 2020, persons currently on parole or probation are entitled to vote.

To receive a voter registration form by mail, call the Board of Elections at 908-527-4123.

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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