Register to Vote by Tuesday, May 17 to Participate in the 2022 Primary Election – Union County


The Union County Board of Elections reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, May 17 to register in time to vote in the upcoming primary election on Tuesday. June 7.

“We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote. Registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to vote in a primary election. Additionally, unaffiliated voters will choose their party affiliation on Election Day,” said Nicole DiRado, administrator, Union County Board of Elections.

To register, a voter must be a citizen of the United States and at least 18 years old on Election Day, and must have resided in New Jersey and Union County for at least 30 days.

Under a new state law signed into law last year, people currently on parole or probation have the right to vote. However, individuals who are currently serving time due to a felony conviction are not eligible.

Eligible residents can download an application by visiting the Union County Board of Elections website,

Residents who wish to receive a nomination by mail can use the online form at or call the Board of Elections at 908-527-4123.

Residents can apply to register in person at the offices of the Union County Board of Elections, located at 271 North Broad Street in Elizabeth during normal business hours. On May 17, office hours will be extended to 9:00 p.m.

Residents can also visit their city clerk’s office to register.

Additionally, a new statewide online voter registration system was introduced by the New Jersey Division of Elections in 2020. Eligible residents who wish to register to vote online can visit the Online Election Division at

For all information about the Union County Board of Elections, visit online at, email [email protected], or call 908-527-4123.

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution, and other emergency services. support, visit General information about COVID-19 is available from the New Jersey Department of Health at

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