Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that sample ballots for each voting district are available for viewing online at the County Clerk’s elections website, unioncountyvotes.com. This year, sample ballots will not be mailed to voters.
All registered voters will automatically receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot from the County Clerk’s office by mail, as required by state law.
The mailings began on September 15 on a town-by town basis in alphabetical order, and will be completed on or before October 5.
“Any voter can get a preview of their ballot by looking up the sample ballot for their voting district online,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “The online system offers a convenient way to review your ballot and make an informed decision when casting your vote.”
Voters without Internet access can request a sample ballot by calling the County Clerk’s Elections Division at 908-527-4996.
Voters can estimate when their Vote-by-Mail ballot will arrive by checking the schedule of mailings on the home page at unioncountyvotes.com, and allowing eight days for delivery.
If the ballot does not arrive within that time frame, voters can contact the Union County Clerk’s Elections Division 908-527-4996 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
As of Monday, September 28, Vote-by-Mail ballots have been mailed out to 17 of the 21 municipalities in Union County, in alphabetical order. Vote-by-Mail ballots will be sent to the four other municipalities — Summit, Union, Westfield, and Winfield — in the coming days.
In order to help the 2020 General Election proceed as smoothly as possible, voters are advised to fill out, sign, and return their Vote-by-Mail ballot as soon as possible after they receive it.
Voters can send their ballot to the Board of Elections by U.S. Postal Service (postage is prepaid), deposit it in any of 22 secure Board of Elections drop boxes installed throughout the County, hand deliver it to the offices of the Board of Elections or the County Clerk, or designate a ballot bearer to hand deliver their ballot to a drop box, or to the Board of Elections or County Clerk.
On Election Day, November 3, voters can also bring their Vote-by-Mail ballot to their designated polling place until the polls close at 8:00 p.m. The Board of Elections and County Clerk’s offices, and the drop-off boxes, will also be open until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Toward the end of October, voters will receive a postcard from the County Clerk, reminding them of their designated polling place and drop box locations.
For complete details about early voting in Union County, and to view an easy-to-follow how-to video on using a Vote-by-Mail ballot, visit the County Clerk’s elections website, unioncountyvotes.com.
Voters are also advised that the Vote-by-Mail ballots for the 2020 General Election are clearly marked “General Election” at the top. Voters who find an old ballot marked “Primary Election” at home should rip it up and put it in their recycling bin.
For more information about the County Clerk’s election services, contact the Elections Division at 908-527-4996 or email@example.com.
Download the County Clerk’s free mobile elections app, UCVotes.