The Union County Board of Elections reminds voters to plan their vote for the upcoming Primary Election.
Election Day is Tuesday, June 6, Voters can vote in person during early voting, in person on Election Day or via mail-in ballot. Eligible voters for the Primary Election include registered Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters.
“With less than one week before in-person voting starts, I encourage voters to make time to cast their vote,” said Nicole DiRado, administrator, Union County Board of Elections.
In-Person early voting will take place Friday, June 2, Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. Friday and Saturday the polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sunday, the polls are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are seven early voting sites county wide: Cranford, Elizabeth, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle and Union Township. Any eligible voter in the county can go to any of these seven locations and cast their vote on their local ballot.
On Election Day, polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters are required to go to their designated polling location on Election Day to cast their vote.
Finally, voters who have received mail-in ballots are encouraged to return their ballot to the secure ballot drop box. Democratic voters, Republican voters, and first time unaffiliated voters can obtain a mail-in ballot from the Union County Clerk’s Office until the day before Election Day at 3 p.m. There is at least one drop box in every municipality. Ballot drop boxes are available to voters 24/7 through the close of the polls on Election Day at 8 p.m.
The ballot drop boxes are picked up in accordance with state guidelines by a bipartisan team of Election Board employees with a police escort. Voters can also mail their mail-in ballot, leaving at least seven days for it to arrive in the mail. Finally, voters can bring their ballot in-person to the Union County Board of Elections (271 No. Broad St., Elizabeth) or the Union County Clerk’s Office (2 Broad St. Elizabeth / 300 North Ave. East, Westfield). Voters wishing to deposit their ballot in person must present a valid New Jersey issued ID or Driver’s License.
For the complete list of Early Voting Sites, an updated list of polling locations, and the addresses of the secure ballot drop boxes, visit the Board of Elections website at www.ucnj.org/ucboe or call 908-527-4123.