Contact the NJ Division of Elections
Mailing Address:
NJ Division of Elections
P.O. Box 304
Trenton, NJ 08625-0304

Office Address:
225 West State Street, 5th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
Directions

Tel: (609) 292-3760
Fax: (609) 777-1280
Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov

Candidate Information

Candidate Petitions
The New Jersey Division of Elections accepts petitions on behalf of the Secretary of State, who serves as the Chief Election Official of the State of New Jersey. Candidate petitions may be filed in person or mailed, but must be received by the deadline date, on or before 4:00 p.m. Each candidate should read and follow petition instructions below carefully in order to ensure that the petition is accepted for filing.

The candidate petition filing period for the 2015 Elections has past.

Please check back in early 2016 for information about candidate petitions for the 2016 elections.

Petitions for Democratic & Republican Candidates wanting to run in the June 2, 2015 Primary Election.
Petition Filing Deadline was March 30, 2015.
Petition Instructions for Democratic & Republican Candidates wanting to run in the June 2, 2015 Primary Election.
Petition Filing Deadline was March 30, 2015.
Petitions for Independent Candidates wanting to run in the November 3, General Election.
Petition Filing Deadline is June 2, 2015
Petition Instructions for Independent Candidates wanting to run in the November 3, General Election.
Petition Filing Deadline is June 2, 2015
Schedule a Candidate Petition Filing Appointment

In an effort to improve the Petition Filing experience, the Division of Elections is now offering petition filers an opportunity to schedule an appointment prior to the petition filing deadline date. Scheduling an appointment will improve the petition filing process and help reduce the time spent filing your petition.

We suggest filing your petition as early as possible!

Schedule a Petition Filing Appointment

Candidate Additional Information
New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)
New Jersey Campaign Financing and Lobbying Disclosure