ELIZABETH/WESTFIELD, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available in Westfield and Elizabeth beginning on Tuesday, May 1 for the 2018 Primary Election.
The US Senate and House of Representatives will top this year’s Primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 5. County Freeholders and local municipal elections also will be on the ballot.
“I strongly encourage voters to use a Vote-By-Mail ballot, in order to ensure that their voice is heard on Election Day,” said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi. “This year is especially important because voters will decide on candidates for US Congress, and the Vote-By-Mail ballot eliminates any uncertainty or difficulty in getting to the polls.”
The options to receive an application for a Vote-By-Mail ballot in Union County are:
Have an application form mailed to you. Call the County Clerk’s Election Division at 908-527-4996 in order to have a form mailed to you, or request one through the County Clerk’s free Union County Votes mobile app.
Download a form and print it out. Applications for Vote-By-Mail ballots are available for download from the County Clerk’s website at unioncountyvotes.com. The application must be received in the office by May 29 to be valid for the Primary Election.
Pick up a form in person at the County Clerk’s Elizabeth or Westfield offices. Voters picking up their application form in person may do so until 3 p.m. on Monday, June 4.
In-person applicants can use the County Clerk’s convenient One-Stop service to fill out their application, submit it, receive their ballot and cast it in a secure box in one visit. The One-Stop service is available at both the Elizabeth and Westfield offices.
Under new state law, voters who use the One-Stop service must present a current New Jersey driver’s license or New Jersey State issued identification card that provides their name, address, and photo.
The County Clerk’s Westfield Annex is located in the Colleen Fraser Building at 300 North Avenue East, in Westfield, Office hours are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
The Main Office of the County Clerk is located at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth at 2 Broad Street, Room 113. Regular office hours in Elizabeth are Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
As an added convenience for voters, the Elizabeth office has added an extra day of service before Primary Day. It will be open on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Westfield office will also be open for its regular Saturday hours on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Voters who choose to cast their Vote-By-Mail ballot by mail are advised to allow at least 3-5 days for delivery, to ensure that it is received by the close of the polls on Election Day.