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Department of State

New Jersey Division of Elections

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

Candidate Information

Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions

Effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, candidates can now obtain signatures electronically on a nominating petition. Please be advised that these are only supplemental signature pages. A candidate/designee will still need to complete all of the required documents (i.e. Certificate of Acceptance, etc.) All of the statutory requirements will remain the same.

The petition’s respective filing officer shall develop the electronic procedures for signature verification, petition notarization, and submission of oaths to meet the requirements of current law.

County and Municipal Petitions

Initiative and Referendum Petition

Generic County/Town form - One Candidate
Generic County/Town form - Two Candidates
Generic County/Town form - Three Candidates

Generic Municipal Form - One Candidate
Generic Municipal Form - Two Candidates
Generic Municipal Form - Three Candidates

School Board Nominating Petitions
With the enactment of P.L. 2020, c.55, school board candidates may submit their petitions electronically, please contact your county clerk for details.

Individual School Board Nominating Petition
Joint/Bracket School Board Nominating Petition

Pledge of Allegiance
If you are a candidate and you have not already signed and notarized an Oath of Allegiance, please complete a Pledge of Allegiance (which can be found in the additional required documents link).

Please be advised that the Affidavit of Circulator page does not need to be notarized. A circulator would still need to Print and Sign their name and include their address.
Additional required documents





Page Last Updated: 07/14/20



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