FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2008

CONTACT: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419

 

Absentee Ballots Available for Presidential Primary in New Jersey
January 29 is last day to apply for Absentee Ballot by mail

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi urges registered voters to apply for a Presidential Primary Absentee Ballot if they want to vote off-site due to the unpredictability of the weather on Presidential Primary Day, Tuesday, February 5th. “More than 2,000 residents have requested absentee ballots for this election,” Ms. Rajoppi said. “I am urging any voter, who may not be able to go to the polls in inclement weather, to vote absentee this year so they do not miss an opportunity to cast their vote in this historic election.”

Applications for an Absentee Ballot are available at every municipal building in Union County, at most public libraries, by calling the Office of the Union County Clerk at 908-527-4360, and on the Union County website: www.ucnj.org/ctyclerk/election.html. Absentee Ballot applications need to be postmarked by Tuesday, Jan. 29, in order to be processed. Ballots will be mailed to voters by the Union County Clerk’s Office as they are received and approved.

The “No Excuses” Absentee Ballot allows registered voters to cast their vote by mail. Those who apply for an Absentee Ballot for the Presidential Primary Election cannot vote in person at their regular polling place on February 5th. For votes to be counted, the Board of Elections must receive the ballot before the close of voting on February 5th.

For more information about Absentee Ballots, please call the Election Division of the Union County Clerk’s Office at 908-527-4360.