Masks and social distance are required for office visits.

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises voters that the County Clerk’s Elections Office at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth and the Annex Office in the Union County Complex at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield will be open on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day.

“Many voters are using a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the first time, and we are offering these extra weekend hours to help ensure that all voters have an opportunity to contact our professional staff with any questions or concerns they may have,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

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Regular weekday hours for the Elections Office in Elizabeth are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Weekday hours for the Annex Office in Westfield are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from  8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has mandated that the November 3 election will be conducted primarily by Vote-by-Mail.

Voters with questions about using a Vote-by-Mail ballot can also visit the County Clerk’s elections website, unioncountyvotes.com, to view a  step-by-step Vote-by-Mail video and read a list of frequently asked questions.

Voters can choose several ways to return their Vote-by-Mail ballot as early as possible before Election Day: by Postal Service (postage is pre-paid), secure drop-off box, or hand delivery to the County Clerk’s offices or Board of Elections office.

The drop-off boxes are available on a 24/7 basis until 8:00 p.m. on November 3, when the polls close. A list of official drop box locations is available at unioncountyvotes.com, on the home page.

The County Clerk and Board of Elections offices will be open for voters to hand deliver their vote by mail ballots until 8:00 p.m. on November 3. Voters who hand deliver their ballots to these offices must sign a registry and present a valid New Jersey driver’s license or other New Jersey identification.

In addition, voters can hand deliver their Vote-by-Mail Ballot to their designated polling place when the polls open on November 3.

Voters who come to their polling place without a Vote-by-Mail ballot will be provided with a provisional paper ballot to use. ADA-accessible voting machines are available only for voters with disabilities who certify they cannot use a paper ballot.

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 and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the free Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.