Other Important Information

NJ Transit Updates

Unemployment and Business information

The State of New Jersey is providing guidance to all businesses being impacted by COVID-19. Please refer to the following link: http://cv.business.nj.gov/
Topics covered include operations guidance, economic assistance for business, benefits for impacted individuals, and more.
To apply for State Unemployment Insurance, please visit www.MyUnemployment.nj.gov , or call the following phone numbers:
NORTH JERSEY: 201-601-4100 
CENTRAL JERSEY: 732-761-2020 
For residents who have general health-related questions on the COVID-19 Virus, you may find answers online at https://www.nj.gov/health/orby calling the 24/7 hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state phone line.

Summit Public School meal distribution updates

The Summit School District has revised the distribution of breakfasts and lunches for those who are eligible. Please see below.
All meals will be available for pick up at the Summit High School
125 Kent Place Blvd
AND New additional location: Jefferson Elementary School
110 Ashwood Ave
between the hours of
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Students may pick up meals from either location regardless of their home school

Westfield Passport Office to close until further notice

Message from the County Clerk

The Westfield Passport Office will close today until further notice. All passports, notary and inheritance tax waivers will be processed in the Elizabeth Office, Room 113, 2 Broad Street from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. Call 908-527-4966 for an appointment.

Motor Vehicle Commission to extend deadlines

All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies, road testing, and inspection facilities will be closed effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We anticipate re-opening in two weeks, on Monday, March 30, 2020.

All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, and inspection stickers expiring before May 31 have been extended by two months.

Most renewals, replacements, changes of address, and other transactions can be processed online at NJMVC.gov.

Headquarters (TOC) and online services will continue operations.

For more information, visit https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/.

Vote by mail information 

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advised voters at risk to plan ahead and use a Vote-by-Mail ballot to participate in the upcoming Primary Election, in accordance with guidance from health officials regarding the coronavirus COVID-19.

“Persons at risk are being advised to avoid crowded situations and maintain social distance,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “With the outbreak of COVID-19, there is all the more reason to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot and ensure your voice is heard on Election Day.”

Under New Jersey state law, any eligible voter can use a Vote-by-Mail ballot. There is no requirement to provide a reason.

“Every Vote-by-Mail ballot is counted in every election, the same as for in-person voting,” Ms. Rajoppi said.

Voters are advised to use Vote-by-Mail as a matter of routine, to avoid any unforeseen circumstances that could prevent them from voting in person on Election Day.

Voters who have never used a Vote-by-Mail ballot can apply for one now, by visiting the County Clerk’s elections website at unioncountyvotes.com for a downloadable version. To have an application sent by mail, call the County Clerk’s Elections Division at 908-527-4996.

After the Vote-by-Mail application is approved, the voter will receive their ballot prior to Election Day. This year, the Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 2 in New Jersey. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3.

For more information about all County Clerk programs and services, visit online at ucnj.org/county-clerk or call 908-527-4787.