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Union County Board of Elections Reminds Vote by Mail Voters to Return Their Ballots

Voters have four ways to return Vote by Mail ballots

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds Vote-by-Mail Ballot voters to return their ballots on time.

“There are several ways to return your Vote-by-Mail ballots,” said Board of Elections Administrator, Nicole DiRado. “We encourage all VBM voters to return their ballots as soon as possible.”

Residents wishing to use Vote-by-Mail ballots can

  • Secure Ballot Drop Box: There are 24 secure ballot drop boxes available to Union County Voters, with at least one in each town.  Ballots are picked up every day and returned to the Board of Elections for processing.  Ballots must be deposited into the drop by 8:00pm on Election Day.  For a complete list of drop boxes, check the Board’s website at
  • United States Post Office (or third party delivery service): Voters can drop their ballot in the mail.  So long as the ballot is postmarked on or before Election Day and received within 6 days of election, the voter’s ballot will be canvassed. 
  • In Person Delivery:  Ballots can be delivered in-person to the Union County Board of Elections.  The Board of Elections is open 8am – 4pm Monday through Friday.  The Board of Elections will have special openings on November 5 (9:00am – 2:00pm) and November 6 (10am – 2pm).  The Board will be open on Election Day from 6:00am to 8:00pm. The last time to deliver a ballot in-person is 8:00pm on Election Day.  Voters wishing to deliver their ballot in person must present a NJ Driver’s License or NJ-Issued ID.
  • Bearer Delivery:  Voters can ask a trusted person to serve as a bearer of their ballot.  If a person other than the voter is returning a ballot, the bearer portion of the outer envelope must be completed by the bearer in the presence of the voter.  Bearers can deliver a maximum of 3 ballots.  However, a bearer may deliver up to 5 ballots for family members living in the same household.  In-person delivery of a bearer ballot requires the bearer to present a NJ Driver’s License or NJ-Issued ID.

For more information about returning your vote by mail ballot, early voting, your election day voting location or other important election matters, please contact the Union County Board of Elections:  908-527-4123 / /

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