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Union County Voters to Receive Vote-by-Mail Ballots in Bright Yellow Envelopes for 2021 Primary Election

mail-in ballotA new return envelope and instructional brochure will also be included with each Vote-by-Mail ballot.

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that Union County voters who are using Vote-by-Mail ballots for the 2021 Primary Election will receive their ballots in bright yellow envelopes. The new envelopes were designed by Ms. Rajoppi in order to stand out from other mailings.

The 2021 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 8.

“The eye-catching new envelopes will help ensure that voters can easily distinguish their Vote-by-Mail ballots from other mail,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “To further reduce the chance of misplacing or accidentally discarding a ballot, I strongly encourage voters to fill out and return their Vote-by-Mail ballot as soon as they receive it.”

Voters can also quickly recognize their Vote-by-Mail ballot envelope by the words “OFFICIAL MAIL-IN BALLOT/BOLETA OFICIAL POR CORREO” in bold, black lettering to the right of the addressee window.

This year Ms. Rajoppi is also introducing a new return envelope with a see-through window, which is designed to expedite the processing of ballots. When voters place their ballot in the return envelope properly, their home address will appear in the window.

In addition, each Vote-by-Mail ballot will come with a brochure containing detailed instructions for filling out the ballot correctly.

The office of the County Clerk will begin sending Vote-by-Mail ballots for the 2021 Primary Election later this week, for approximately 40,000 Union County voters who have requested to be on the permanent list for automatically receiving a ballot.

Due to the volume of ballots involved, the mailing will be conducted in batches over a three-week period concluding in the middle of May.

Other Union County voters can request a Vote-By-Mail ballot by using the downloadable application form on the County Clerk’s elections website,, or by contacting the Elections Division at 908-527-4996 or

Voters who prefer to vote in person on Election Day will have polling places available to use.

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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