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Department of State

New Jersey Division of Elections

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

Candidate Information

NOTICE - Pledge of Allegiance

Executive Order 105 signed by Governor Murphy on March 19, 2020 states that “candidates who have not already signed and notarized an Oath of Allegiance shall attach a signed Pledge of Allegiance to their petitions containing the same language as prescribed in N.J.S.A. 41:1-1”. If you are a candidate and you have not already signed and notarized an Oath of Allegiance, please complete a Pledge of Allegiance.

Additionally, Executive Order 105 states “The verification requirements of N.J.S.A. 19:23-11, insofar as they are not included on the online form created by the Secretary of State, shall be suspended for petitions due by 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020.” 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.


Effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, nominating petitions for FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES can be emailed to the following email addresses or faxed to the number listed below.

If you are a candidate running for a County office, you must provide your petition to your County Clerk.

If you are a candidate running for a Municipal office, you must provide your petition to your Municipal Clerk.

Please only send petitions for FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES to the below email addresses:

Fax Number: (609) 777-1280

Please be advised that we can currently only accept emails up to 25 megabytes. If you need to send an email larger than 25 megabytes, please send multiple emails. Blank pages should not be included to reduce the size of the document.

Mailing Address
NJ Division of Elections, P.O. Box 304, Trenton, NJ 08625-0304 Office Address 20 West State Street, 4th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608

Telephone Number: 609-292-3760 or 609-218-0463

Fax Number: 609-777-1280

Voting Information & Assistance: 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)

TTY/TDD: 609-292-0034

In your email, please include a telephone number for the Division of Elections to contact you with a confirmation of receipt.



Download the Independent Candidate Petitions for the November 3, 2020 General Election


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




Page Last Updated: 03/19/20



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