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City of Rahway
1 City Hall Plaza
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 827-2000
 

 

 

Phone: (732) 827-2100       Fax: (732) 815-1417

Municipal Clerk
Jeffrey J. Jotz, RMC


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Elections and voter registration

Municipal Council


AGENDAS/MINUTES/RESOLUTIONS/ORDINANCES

The City Clerk is charged with the maintenance of all public records, including agendas, minutes, resolutions and ordinances of the Municipal Council. Agendas are available Friday afternoon prior to the council meeting in the City Clerk’s Office. If you desire copies of minutes, resolutions or ordinances, they are available at the City Clerk’s Office.  You may also view and/or download minutes of past meetings and agendas for upcoming meetings by clicking here.


BINGO & RAFFLE LICENSES

The City Clerk is also responsible for issuing licenses for bingo and raffles by qualifying organizations with a state identification number from the New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.  Below are some commonly-requested forms:

Bingo license application

Raffle license application

Sample raffle ticket awarding merchandise as a prize

Sample raffle ticket for off-premise 50/50

Application to amend bingo or raffle license


BUSINESS REGISTRATION

New businesses are required to register with the State of New Jersey.  Click here for more information.  New Sole Proprietorship or Partnership businesses established in Union County must file a Trade Name Certificate with the Union County Clerk.  Please click here to register.


OTHER PERMITS & LICENSES

Other permits and licenses are required by municipal ordinances and are obtained through the City Clerk.  Below are some commonly-requested forms:

Advertising permit application

Amusement machine license Type C application (distributor-initial application)

Amusement machine license Type C application (continuing distributor)

Amusement machine license Type A/B application (operator-initial application)

Amusement machine license Type A application (continuing operator)

Canvassing & Soliciting license application

Charitable solicitation license application

Itinerant Vendor license application

Motion picture and filming permit application

Motion picture and filming permit ordinance O-24-09

Peddler’s license application (Company owner)

Peddler’s license application (Vehicle operator)

Peddler's License Checklist & Ordinance

Pool & Billiard Room license application

Precious Metals Dealer Application

Precious Metals Transaction Log

Theater, Indoor Performance & Amusement license application


ELECTION/VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

WHEN ARE THE ELECTIONS?

  • The Primary Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June
  • The General Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November

WHAT TIME ARE THE POLLS OPEN?

  • Primary and General Election - 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES TO REGISTER TO VOTE?

  • You must be 18 years of age by the election.
  • You must be a Citizen of the United States
  • You must reside in the State of New Jersey and the City of Rahway at least 30 days prior to the election.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE NEXT ELECTION, WHEN MUST I REGISTER?

  • You must register any time prior to the 20th day before any election to be eligible to vote in that and subsequent elections.

WHERE DO I REGISTER?

  • At the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall Plaza, Rahway.
  • At the Union County board of Elections, 271 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07207
  • At any Motor Vehicle Office or Welfare Office

IF I CANNOT REGISTER IN PERSON, HOW CAN I REGISTER?

  • You can register by mail. An application can be obtained from the City Clerk, Board of Elections or Union County Clerk or by clicking here

WHERE DO I VOTE?

  • You can search on the New Jersey Division of Elections Web Site.
  • The sample ballot you receive from the County Clerk’s Office will tell you where to vote
  • You may contact the City Clerk's Office.

WILL I EVER HAVE TO RE-REGISTER?

  • Voter registration in New Jersey is permanent except when a voter has moved from the County in which they are registered.
  • A voter who moves within the same election district remains registered and may be allowed to vote for two years.
  • If a voter moves within the County within 29 days preceding the election, they may vote at their newly designated polling place by means of a Provisional Ballot.
  • To see if you are a registered voter in the State of New Jersey, check the New Jersey voter registration database.

WHAT IF I WILL NOT BE IN TOWN ON ELECTION DAY?

Please click here to download and print out a vote-by-mail ballot application.  The County Clerk must receive your completed application no less than seven days before the election by mail or by 3 p.m. the day before the election in person.

I AM IN THE MILITARY, HOW DO I VOTE?

  • Military personnel & dependent may vote by Military Absentee Ballot if:
  • You are in the Military Service
  • You are a spouse or dependant of someone in the military
  • You are a patient in a VA Hospital
  • You are a civilian attached to the armed services 

HOW DO I CHANGE MY PARTY AFFILIATION?

  • A Party Declaration Form must be filled out. This may be obtained from either the Union County Board of Elections or the City Clerk.  Please click here to download and print out a Party Declaration form. 
  • Party Declaration forms must be received by the Union County Board of Elections no later than 50 days prior to the Primary.

Should you have any questions regarding elections or where to go to vote, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (732) 827-2100.

LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO VOTE IN NEW JERSEY? 

View this helpful instructional video.