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Voters Planning to Change their Party Affiliation Have Until April 13

April 13 is the deadline for voters who plan to change parties before the 2022 Primary Elections in June


Union County, NJ — The Union County Board of Elections reminds voters who plan to change their party affiliation that they must do so by April 13, in order to participate in their new party’s Primary Election on June 7.

“Voters often do not realize that the deadline to change their affiliation is set long before Primary Day,” said Board of Elections Administrator, Nicole DiRado. “If you plan to change parties ahead of the June 7, 2022 Primary Election, please be aware that party declaration changes must be received by the Election Board by April 13.”

Ms. DiRado reminded voters that they can call the Board of Elections at 908-527-4123 to confirm their party affiliation, as voters who conduct business with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Office often inadvertently change their party affiliation during their transaction, and may not have even noticed it.

Party Affiliation changes are easy and can be done in several ways. Voters can:

Calling the Election Board is the best way for voters ensure they are ready to vote for their party’s candidates in the June 7 primary.

The April 13 deadline does not apply to voters who are currently unaffiliated. They may declare their party at the polls on June 7.

Unaffiliated voters who vote by mail will have an opportunity to declare their affiliation when they receive their ballots. Upon receipt of a ballot for each party, unaffiliated voters should return only the ballot for the party to which they are declaring affiliation.

For all Union County Board of Elections information visit online at, email, or call 908-527-4123.

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