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Union County Clerk Advises Voters on Vote-by-Mail Ballots

government buildingThe General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2.

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that their Vote-by-Mail ballot comes in a bright yellow mailing envelope, which contains their ballot, an instructional brochure, a certificate envelope, and a postage-paid envelope for returning their ballot. The certificate envelope is designed to ensure privacy for Vote-by-Mail users.

Voters can choose to return their Vote-by-Mail ballot by U.S. Post. Voters can also deposit their Vote-by-Mail ballot in a designated drop-off box, or hand deliver it to the County Clerk’s offices or the Board of Elections.

“I would also like to advise voters that they may see a party affiliation box to check on their certificate envelope,” explained Ms. Rajoppi. “It is only necessary to fill out that section for Primary elections. As we are now in the General Election phase of the 2021 cycle, voters can leave their party affiliation blank.”

Ms. Rajoppi also advises Vote-by-Mail users to return their ballots as soon as possible, in order to avoid last minute delays.

For more elections information, including drop box and office locations, visit the County Clerk’s elections website, download the Union County Votes app, or contact the Elections Division at 908-527-4996 or

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

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit, 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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