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Union County has added two more ballot drop box locations for the upcoming Nov. 3 general election, county Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado announced Tuesday.

The new locations are Kean University’s Wilkins Theater on Morris Avenue in Union and Union County College’s Commons Courtyard near Parking Lot 2 on Springfield Avenue in Cranford.

Voters may place their ballots in one of the drop boxes located throughout the county until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

Two additional ballot drop-off box locations for the Nov. 3 General Election, have been added in Union County, bringing the total to 24. (Photo: ~County of Union, NJ)

Following are Union County’s ballot drop box locations:

  • Berkeley Heights – Snyder Avenue Park, 240 Snyder Ave. 
  • Clark – Clark Recreation Center, 430 Westfield Ave.
  • Cranford – Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave.
  • Cranford – Union County College, Commons Courtyard, near Parking Lot 2, Springfield Ave. 
  • Elizabeth – Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza  
  • Fanwood — Fanwood Memorial Library, 5 Forest Road
  • Garwood – Garwood Public Library, 411 Third Ave. 
  • Hillside – Hillside Senior Center, 265 Hollywood Ave. 
  • Kenilworth — Kenilworth Recreation Center, 575 Boulevard
  • Linden – Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Ave. 
  • Mountainside — Trailside Nature and Science Center, 452 New Providence Road
  • New Providence – New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Ave.
  • Rahway – Rahway Recreation Center, 275 East Milton Ave.
  • Roselle – Roselle Public Library, 104 W. Fourth Ave. 
  • Roselle Park – Union County EMS Building, 535 Laurel Ave. 
  • Plainfield – Plainfield Municipal Building Parking Lot, 515 Watchung Ave. 
  • Scotch Plains – Union County Engineering Building, 2325 South Ave. 
  • Springfield — Chisolm Recreation Center, 100 S. Springfield Ave. 
  • Summit — Chestnut Street Parking Lot, adjacent to Fire Department, 406 Broad St.  
  • Union – Union Township Municipal Building rear entrance, 1976 Morris Ave.
  • Union – Kean University, Wilkins Theater, Morris Avenue 
  • Westfield – Colleen Fraser Building in Union County complex, 300 North Avenue East 
  • Winfield – Winfield Park Mutual Housing Building, Wavecrest Avenue
  • Union County Board of Elections – 271 N. Broad St., Elizabeth

“With 24 ballot drop-off boxes now in place, Union County has far exceeded Gov. Phil Murphy’s mandate of at least 10 drop-off boxes per county,” DiRado said. “The extra locations help to ensure that every Union County voter has convenient access to a secure, reliable method for casting their ballot in time to be counted.”

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Voters can choose any of the following methods to cast their mail-in ballot prior to or on election day:

1. Deposit your ballot in a secure Board of Elections drop box. Any Union County voter can use any drop box in any municipality, regardless of their residence. All drop boxes are available on a 24/7 basis from now until the polls close at 8 p.m. on election day

Each drop box has been placed in a secure location that is under constant surveillance. The drop boxes are accessible only by Board of Elections staff and are emptied daily by a bipartisan team.

2. Return your ballot to the Board of Elections by U.S. Postal Service (postage is prepaid). Voters choosing this method are especially advised to mail their ballot as soon as they receive it, in order to avoid any unforeseen delivery delays.

3. Deliver your ballot by hand. Voters may bring their mail-in ballot to the Board of Elections office at 271 N. Broad St. in Elizabeth, or to the Union County Clerk’s main office at 2 Broad St. in Elizabeth, or the annex office at 300 North Ave. East in Westfield. On election day, all three offices will be open for extended hours until the polls close at 8 p.m. Voters choosing hand delivery are required to sign a register and provide a New Jersey driver’s license or other New Jersey identification.

4. Designate a ballot bearer to deliver your ballot by hand. By law, a ballot bearer may deliver up to three ballots for other voters to the Board of Elections or County Clerk’s offices. A ballot bearer may also bring up to three ballots for other voters to a Board of Elections drop box. Each mail-in ballot includes instructions for designating a ballot bearer.

5. When the polls are open on election day, voters may bring their mail-in ballot to their designated polling place. A list of polling places is available at Voters who come to a polling place without a mail-in ballot will be provided with a provisional paper ballot to cast their vote.

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ADA-accessible voting machines will be available at polling places only for voters with disabilities who certify that they cannot use a paper ballot.

To view instructions for using a Vote-by-Mail ballot correctly, visit the Election Board online at 

Email: [email protected]

Susan Loyer covers Middlesex County and more for To get unlimited access to her work, please subscribe or activate your digital account today. 

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