ROSELLE, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has begun making arrangements to make sure that the mail-in ballot process works smoothly for the general election in November.
County Clerk Rajoppi posted a video to Facebook, the official election website and the Union County Votes app, with step-by-step instructions on how to vote-by-mail. The County Clerk’s office stated that the video was made because of Governor Murphy’s August executive order requiring that the general election be conducted primarily through vote-by-mail.
“There's going to be limited polling places open,” said Rajoppi. “And the only people who will be permitted to vote on the machines are those that are disabled.”
As a part of the Governor’s executive order every active voter in the state will be automatically registered to receive a ballot by mail. In Union County, all ballots will be mailed no later than October 5, meaning they should arrive by October 13.
Any voter who has not received a ballot by October 13 must call the Union County Election Division at (908) 527-4996.
The ballots will also come with a pre-stamped envelope that can be mailed back when they are complete.
The county will also have 22 ballot drop boxes and three county offices where voters can drop off their ballots. Any unregistered voter must have their completed voter registration application postmarked by October 13 in order to be eligible to vote in the general election.