Voters who need to replace their Vote-by-Mail ballot are advised to come early; visitors must wear masks and observe social distance.
Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises voters who have lost or damaged their Vote-by-Mail ballot that they can visit the County Clerk’s Elizabeth and Westfield offices to obtain a duplicate. Both offices are open for extra hours on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
“The extra hours are intended to help ensure that assistance is available to all voters on Election Day. If you need a duplicate ballot, please remember to leave ample time to fill out and return your ballot before the polls close at 8:00 p.m.,” said Ms. Rajoppi.
The County Clerk’s Elections Office in Elizabeth is located in the County Courthouse at 2 Broad Street. The Annex Office in Westfield is located at the Colleen Frasier Building in the Union County Complex, at 300 North Avenue East.
Masks and social distance are required during office visits in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Voters seeking a duplicate ballot must bring their New Jersey driver’s license or other state-issued identification. They may return their ballot by hand to the County Clerk after filling it out.
Voters may also return their Vote-by-Mail ballot to any of the 24 official ballot drop boxes located in each municipality throughout Union County, including Elizabeth and Westfield.
All 24 ballot drop boxes will close at 8:00 p.m. on November 3.
Voters may also bring their Vote-by-Mail ballot to their designated polling place on Election Day. Voters who arrive without their Vote-by-Mail ballot will be provided with a provisional paper ballot to use. Voting machines will be available for voters with disabilities that prevent them from using a paper ballot. All polling places will close at 8:00 p.m.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has mandated that the November 3 election will be conducted primarily by Vote-by-Mail ballots.
Voters with questions about using a Vote-by-Mail ballot can also visit the County Clerk’s elections website, unioncountyvotes.com, to view a step-by-step Vote-by-Mail video and read a list of frequently asked questions.
For a list of official drop box locations and guidance on finding in-person polling places, visit unioncountyvotes.com.
Download the County Clerk’s free mobile elections app, UCVotes.