Union County News

Get Vote-by-Mail Ballots on Time By Registering Now, County Clerk Says

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi helps sort some of the vote-by-mail application forms that were received at her office. Credits: file photo

UNION COUNTY, NJ - College students and others who plan to be out of state are being encouraged by the County Clerk to apply now for a vote-by-mail ballot.

“Exercising the right to vote is always important, and in this election cycle New Jersey voters will decide on a new Governor for the first time in eight years,” said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi in a statement. “Make sure your vote is counted by applying for a Vote-by-Mail ballot now.”

The best way to ensure that registered voters receive vote-by-mail ballots on time is to apply for it now, before leaving school, since mail being sent out of state can sometimes be delayed, Rajoppi explained in a release.

Sign Up for E-News

Vote-by-mail ballots are available to any registered voter in the state for any reason -- not just for students going out of state. Voters who apply for a vote-by-mail ballot now will receive it around late September after their application is approved and ballots are printed.

Application forms for vote-by-mail ballots are available on Union County Elections website. Registered voters can also call the County Clerk’s Office at 908-527-4996 to request an application by mail, and then pick one up in-person at the main or annex office.

The County Clerk’s main office is located in the Union County Courthouse at 2 Broad St. in Elizabeth. The Annex Office is located in the Colleen Fraser Building at 300 North Ave. East in Westfield.

The County Clerk provides postage free of charge for voters who are mailing their ballots from outside of New Jersey.

Election Day 2017 is Tuesday, November 7.

For more more information, visit unioncountyvotes.com or call the County Clerk Elections Division at 908-527-4996.

Download the TAPinto App!  Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Information on Parking and Traffic for Saturday's 'March for Our Lives' Event

March 23, 2018

UNION, NJ – It is anticipated that several hundred people or more will participate in the Union County March for Our Lives event on Saturday morning in Union.

Students, teachers, parents, clergy and public officials from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall in an anti-gun violence march.

Parking will be available in the following ...

Clark's Cornerstone PT Offers Amazing New Therapy for Pain Relief Without Drugs or Surgery


CLARK, NJ – Are you living with chronic pain and inflammation caused by a musculoskeletal condition?   Do you think your only option is pain-killing drugs or surgery?  There is a highly effective treatment close to home.

Cornerstone Physical Therapy Health and Wellness Center is now officering the latest technology in therapeutic pain relief with the introduction ...

Visit Union County’s Green Online Shop and Celebrate Earth Day with a New Compost Bin or Rain Barrel

March 23, 2018

Union County gardeners looking for a good Earth Day project can visit the new Union County Means Green online shop now and order a new compost bin or rain barrel at 50% off the retail price.

“Composting food scraps and harvesting rainwater are two effective ways to improve soil health and conserve water,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Offering these compost bins ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, March 24

Black Diamond Billiard's, Union

Ladies 9-Ball Pro-Am by the Garden State Pool Tour

Other Sports

Sat, March 24, 10:00 AM

Burent Middle School , Union

Union County Wide - March for Our Lives

Government Law & Justice

Sat, March 24, 3:00 PM

Union County Performing Arts Center Hamilton Stage, Rahway

A Man & His Prostate

Arts & Entertainment