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Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 3rd for Last-Minute Mail-In Primary Election Voters

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Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will open her offices in Elizabeth and Westfield on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots.  The offices at the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street room 113 in Elizabeth, and the office at the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield, will open as a public service for voters who choose the Vote-By-Mail option for the Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, June 6.

 “Any voter can use a Vote-by-Mail ballot for any reason,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “The expanded office hours are designed to help ensure that voters can cast their Vote-by-Mail ballot in time to participate in the upcoming June 6 Primary Election.”

“If desired, voters can obtain their Vote-by-Mail ballot, fill it out, and cast it in a secure lock box in Elizabeth or Westfield, all in one convenient ‘One-Stop’ visit,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

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Ms. Rajoppi also reminded voters using the One-Stop service to bring a New Jersey driver’s license or New Jersey ID card bearing their photo, name, address and signature, as required by a 2015 State law.

Voters using the One-Stop service have until Monday, June 5 at 3:00 p.m. to cast their ballot.

The Courthouse complex is easily accessible by mass transit, and ample public parking is located nearby at the J. Christian Bollwage Parking Garage.

To visit the Elections Office in Elizabeth during the special June 3 hours, use the rear entrance of the Courthouse Complex and proceed to Room 113.

The Annex Office is located at the Colleen Fraser Building in Westfield. It is open for all services Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For complete details on Vote-by-Mail and all other election services call the County Clerk at 908-527-4996, download the free Union County Votes app or visit the County Clerk’s new elections website, unioncountyvotes.com .

Information on all County Clerk services is available at ucnj.org/county-clerk.

Visit the County Clerk’s new elections website, unioncountyvotes.com.

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