SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – The election has been overshadowed by the major impact of Hurricane Sandy.  Please keep the following updates in mind when you go out to vote.

Fanwood has no changes to the regular polling places.  Please go to for a map of polling places.   The Fanwood Library will continue to offer warming and charging services downstairs while polling takes place upstairs.

Scotch Plains voters will need to take note of a few changes.  If you normally vote at Coles Elementary, you will now need to go to Terrill Middle School.  If you normally go to the Scotch Plains Public Library, you now need to go to Park Middle School. All other polling places remain the same

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A remote voting process is in place for registered voters who have been forced to relocate outside of Union County due to Hurricane Sandy.

This process involves using email (access to a printer and scanner will be needed) or a fax machine. This process can be started at any time on Monday, November 5, up until 5:00 p.m. on Election Day. Instructions are available at the County Clerk’s website, votebymail.
Almost all Union County polling places are expected to be open on Election Day, Tuesday November 6.

Voters who wish to vote in person but who cannot travel to their assigned polling place should be aware that the State Division of Elections has authorized any registered voter to cast a provisional ballot at any polling place in New Jersey on Election Day, Tuesday November 6.

A complete list of polling places in New Jersey is available online at the New Jersey Department of State “Polling Place Search” page. For questions about polling locations in Union County, voters can also call the Board of Elections at 908-527-4123.

For all updates about voting in Union County visit or call the County Clerk, 908-527-4996.