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Union County Clerk Advises Voters on Vote-by-Mail Ballots for Registered Democrats

Union County voters are advised that the ballots for Democratic voters who have applied for Vote-by-Mail ballots for the June 7, 2022 Primary Election are being mailed beginning today. Due to the large volume of ballots, the mailing will be conducted over the next several days in batches by town, in alphabetical order.

This year, the Vote-by-Mail ballots for Republican voters were mailed on schedule, while the mailing for Democratic voters was delayed by a court order prohibiting the printing of Democratic ballots due to a challenge. The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey vacated the order earlier this week, enabling the County Clerk to proceed with the mailing.

The mailings for Democratic voters will be concluded by May 6. Unaffiliated Vote-by-Mail ballots will be mailed the following week.

County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises all Vote-by-Mail users that their ballot will arrive in a bright yellow envelope, to help ensure that the ballot is not mistaken for junk mail. The words “OFFICIAL MAIL-IN BALLOT/BOLETA OFICIAL POR CORREO” are also printed in bold, black lettering to the right of the addressee window.

“Each ballot comes with pre-paid return postage and detailed instructions. We advise Vote-by-Mail voters to read the instructions carefully before filling out their ballot. Voters should also mail back their ballot as soon as possible, to avoid accidentally misplacing or discarding it,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

After filling out the ballot, voters should place it in the return envelope and check to see that their home address appears in the see-through window. 

Approximately 45,000 voters in Union County will automatically receive their Vote-by-Mail ballots.

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

Polling places will also be available on Election Day, June 7, for voters who prefer to cast their ballot in person.  In-person voters also have the option of casting their ballot early, on June 3, 4, or 5.

To find the polling locations for Election Day and early in-person voting, visit unioncountyvotes.com.

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.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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