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Union County Clerk Reminds Candidates on Petition Filing Deadline, April 5

government buildingUnion County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds all candidates running in the 2021 primary election that petitions are due before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5. Candidates for County positions must file their petitions with the office of the County Clerk, located at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth at 2 Broad Street, Room 113.

Candidates for municipal positions must file with the borough, township, or city in which they are running.

“It is important to be aware of the petition deadline,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “Under the law, my office will not accept petitions after 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5.”

Both traditional paper petitions and electronic petitions are permitted. All paper petitions must be notarized. Electronic petitions do not need notarization.

Electronic petitions and directions are available online at

Candidates who need paper petitions must obtain them from the County Clerk’s office if running for a County position. Candidates running for municipal positions must obtain their paper petitions from their borough, township, or city clerk.

For more information about the County Clerk’s election services visit or contact the Elections Division at 908-527-4996 or

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

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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