Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2020

Union County Clerk Reminds Voters on Ballot “Accepted” Status

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that the New Jersey online ballot tracking system will move all ballots to “accepted” status on November 20, when she certifies the 2020 General Election results.

“My office has been receiving calls from voters who are concerned about the status of their ballots, so just to be clear, the tracking system will indicate ‘accepted’ for all ballots only after the final count and certification takes place, on November 20,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

“There is an extraordinarily high volume of ballots to be scanned for the General Election, so the tabulation process is longer than usual,” Ms. Rajoppi explained.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy mandated that the November 3 General Election be conducted primarily by Vote-by-Mail ballots, resulting in a historically high number of paper ballots to be scanned and tallied. The November 20 deadline was established to allow sufficient time before recording the final, certified results.

Vote-by-Mail ballots are still in the process of being tallied, as those postmarked before or on Election Day are eligible to be counted up to one week after Election Day.

To log into the New Jersey online ballot tracking system, visit the New Jersey Division of Elections at voter.svrs.nj.gov/auth/sign-in.

For more information about the County Clerk’s election services visit unioncountyvotes.com or contact the Elections Division at 908-527-4996 or ucvote@ucnj.org.

For more information about all County Clerk programs and services, visit online at ucnj.org/county-clerk or call 908-527-4787.

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