UNION COUNTY, NJ — Plainfield residents who wish to drop off their Vote-by Mail ballot can deposit it in a drop-off box at City Hall, 515 Watchung Avenue.
There are five official ballot drop-off boxes in Union County, installed and overseen by the Union County Board of Elections. The drop-off boxes are available on a 24-7 basis. Voters may deposit their ballot in a drop-off box at any time of day or night, up to 8:00 p.m. on July 7.
By order of Governor Phil Murphy, the July 7 election is being conducted primarily by Vote-by-Mail ballot.
The other Union County locations are:
Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Avenue
Union County Administration Building
10 Elizabethtown Plaza
Union Municipal Building
1976 Morris Avenue
Colleen Fraser Building
300 North Avenue East
“The ballot drop-off boxes provide voters with an additional, convenient way to participate in the July 7 primary,” said Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado. All of the drop-off locations are ADA accessible and are under constant camera surveillance. Ballots will be picked up and brought to the Board of Elections on a daily basis.
In addition, voters using a drop-off box may bear their own ballot and ballots of up to three other voters. Ballot bearers must sign the bearer portion of the outside envelope in the presence of each voter whose ballot they are bearing.
Voters who wish to hand deliver their ballots can also bring them to the Board of Elections office at 271 North Broad Street in Elizabeth. As with the drop off boxes, they may bear their own ballot and ballots of up to three other voters.
Voters choosing to drop off their ballot at the Board of Elections office are reminded that they must sign a register, and produce a New Jersey Driver’s License or New Jersey Issued Identification.
In addition to regular weekday hours between now and July 6, the office will be open to voters for ballot return on Saturday July 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On July 7, the office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Voters may also send their ballots to the Board of Elections by U.S. mail. Each ballot comes with prepaid postage. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Board of Elections by July 14, seven days after Election Day.
All voters wishing to use a polling location on Election Day will be required to complete a paper provisional ballot. Voters who cannot vote on a paper ballot will be afforded the opportunity to vote on a machine, after they have certified that they cannot vote on a paper ballot.