UNION COUNTY, NJ - Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available beginning May 1 for the 2017 Primary Election, which will be held  on Tuesday, June 6. To receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot, voters must fill out an application form. They are not required to provide a reason for using the ballot.

The options to receive an application for a Vote-By-Mail ballot in Union County are:

- Via Mail: Call the County Clerk’s Election Division at 908-527-4996 in order to have a form mailed, or request one through the County Clerk’s free Union County Votes mobile app.

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- Via Download: Applications for Vote-By-Mail ballots are available for download from the County Clerk’s website at ucnj.org/Vote-By-Mail, and from the Union County Votes app. The application must be received in the office by May 30 to be valid for the Primary Election.

- In-Person: 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 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5.

In-person applicants can use the County Clerk’s 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. Voters choosing the One-Stop option must present a current driver’s license or state-issued identification card with their full address and signature, as required by a new state law which took effect in 2015.

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.

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.

The Elizabeth office has added an extra day of service before Primary Day. It will be open on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Westfield office will also be open for its regular Saturday hours on June 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.