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To Receive a $300 Stipend as a Union County Poll Worker, Apply Today!

Poll workers will earn a $300 stipend for the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Union County, NJ – May 16, 2022 — Union County residents who are interested in assisting voters at polling locations on Election Day this year can apply to become official poll workers. Poll workers will earn $300 for the day, starting at 5:15 a.m. through the close of the polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7.

“Poll workers are there to answer questions and help voters understand how to cast their ballots. It is a fulfilling way to participate in the democratic process, and the $300 stipend is a well-deserved compensation for this essential work,” said Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado. “We are grateful for the support of the New Jersey legislature and Governor, which raised the stipend to $300 this year.”

Poll workers perform essential services on Election Day, by ensuring every eligible voter is afforded an opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

Any Union County resident who is 18 years or older, and registered to vote in Union County, can apply to become a poll worker.

No experience is needed. New poll workers must attend a mandatory training session.

  • To apply, complete the online application at ucnj.org/pollworker, or request an application form by mail by calling the Board of Elections at 908-527-4236 or emailing pollworker@ucnj.org.
  • For more information, follow the Poll Worker Resources link ucnj.org/boe.
  • For all Union County Board of Elections information visit online at ucnj.org/boe.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

Important Dates for Voting & Elections

Governor Murphy issued an Executive Order moving the Primary Election, which has caused other important dates to move as well. 

  • May 13 – Deadline for Change of Party Affiliation Declaration Forms for Primary Election to be Filed with County Commissioners of Registration.
  • May 30 – Commencement of Mailing Regular Mail-In Ballots for Primary Election.
  • June 16 – Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election.
  • June 30 – Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election.
  • July 7 – Primary Election Day and Deadline for In Person Handing in of Mail-In Ballot.
  • July 9 – Deadline for Receipt of Timely Mailed Postmarked Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election.

To apply to Vote By Mail, you can either:

  • Fill out a prepaid Voter Registration Application and check Box 1 for “Vote By Mail” and Box 14 “I wish to receive a Mail-in Ballot for all future elections until I request otherwise in writing to the County Clerk’s office.”
  • Fill out an Application for Vote By Mail. Find your county form here.

Click here to see a sample application filled out.

Press Statement Regarding Testing (In Spanish)

El CONDADO DE UNION ABRE EL PRIMER CENTRO EN EL ESTADO PARA HACER LAS PRUEBAS DEL COVID-19, CONDUCIENDO SU AUTO (DRIVE IN) EL LUNES EN KEAN UNIVERSITY

CONDADO DE UNION, NJ—Comenzando el lunes, la Junta de Legisladores del Condado de Union, en conjunto con sus asociados gubernamentales, educacionales y de cuidado de salud, abrirán el primer centro en el estado de New Jersey con facilidad de pasar sin desmontarse de su auto para ser examinado para el COVID-19 virus en Kean University.

Por favor tome nota que los exámenes son solamente por previa cita y usted sebre ser inscrito a través de su doctor, o su proveedor de salud. Los residentes del Condado de Union, y el personal que responde a las emergencias del Condado de Union, quienes han sido notificados por su doctor o proveedor de salud que sean examinados para el COVID-19, deben tener una receta y haber sido inscrito por su doctor y tener una cita para poder pasar por el centro. Esta es la única forma de poder ser examinado. Para la seguridad y salud de los voluntarios en el centro, no se permitirán pacientes que no vengan en autos entrar al campo Universitario, aunque tengan una receta y cita. Si no tiene transporte, por favor discuta con su doctor antes de solicitar la cita.

También si usted piensa que puede tener los síntomas del COVID-19, hay una herramienta de autoevaluación que ha sido desarrollada por el Estado de of New Jersey. Esta herramienta puede asistirle en determinar que acciones puede tomar para proteger a su familia y a usted mismo, para saber si necesita ser examinado para el virus COVID-19, y puede encontrarla en https://self.covid19.nj.gov

Este centro del Condado de Union para ser examinado para el COVID 19 por medio de su carro es ejecutado por el Condado en conjunto con el Overlook Medical Center (Atlantic Health System) en Summit, el Trinitas Regional Medical Center en Elizabeth, y Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ Barnabas Health) en Rahway. La Junta de Legisladores, el Administrador del Condado y su personal ha trabajado con los Senadores del Estado Joseph P. Cryan, Nicholas P. Scutari, Gobernador Phil Murphy, Kean University, y el Departamento de Salud del Estado de New Jersey.