PLEASE NOTE: The Westfield Office of the Union County Clerk's schedule and address of the office is below. The Office is CLOSED on Memorial Day. For the June 5 primary, voters can VOTE NOW, any time the office is open, until 2:30 PM on Monday, June 4. Take a selfie with your ballot and share it on social media, saying that you voted!
Colleen Fraser Building (across the street from the Westfield Diner; the smaller of the two County buildings)
300 North Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090 (map)
The Office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 am to 7:30 pm, and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8 am to 4 pm, and Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm. Again, it is CLOSED on Memorial Day.
Complete instructions are below.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
This year’s Democratic Primary is Tuesday, June 5, 2018, and the General Election will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018. If you think you will not be in Westfield to vote either of those days, I urge you to consider voting before each of those dates either by mail, or in person, using the “Mail-in Ballot.”
That’s right…You can get your ballot in person and vote that day at the Union County Clerk’s Office right in Westfield at the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue (across the street from the Westfield Diner). The ballot you’ll be using is called a “Mail-in Ballot.” The Office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 am to 7:30 pm, and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8 am to 4 pm, and Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm. The Office is CLOSED when there is a holiday like Memorial Day.
You can also download a vote by mail application OR you can apply by mail to receive a “Mail-in Ballot,” then receive that ballot in the mail, and then mail the ballot in enough time that it is received by the Board of Elections in Elizabeth, NJ, by Primary Day (June 5) or General Election Day (November 6). Directions for this method accompany this letter.
I have voted each of these ways. I did so in person at the Clerk’s Office for the Special Primary for US Senate candidates in August 2013. In choosing either of the “Mail-In Ballot” methods, I understood that by sending in or handing in the application to vote using the “Mail In” ballot I could not go to the polls to vote on election day AND that, when I used the mailing method, I would have to mail my ballot a few days before Election Day so the ballot would arrive by Election Day.
We all hear that every vote counts but don’t always believe it’s true. However, in 2005 in Westfield one of the council races was decided by that single vote. Tom Bigosinski was trailing in the Fourth Ward council race by 18 votes after all of the machines were tallied. He lost the provisional ballot count. The vote by mail ballots put him over the top by one vote. He went on to serve Westfield's Fourth Ward with distinction. In the 2012 Presidential Election, President Obama won in Westfield because of the mail-in ballots.
Questions? Want to participate in the campaign? Please call or email me.
Very truly yours,
Chairwoman, Westfield Democratic Committee