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Information Last Updated: 05/22/20
In light of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 144 on May 15, 2020 which requires the County Clerk to send all Unaffiliated and Inactive Democratic and Republican registered voters a Vote-by-Mail Ballot application for the upcoming July 7, 2020 Primary Election. You will receive an application because you are a registered Unaffiliated voter or a voter with an Inactive status that is entitled to vote in the July 7, 2020 Primary Election.
Because New Jersey is a closed Primary Election state, in order to receive a ballot, an Unaffiliated voter must choose to be affiliated with the Democratic or Republican party to receive that Party’s Vote by Mail Ballot. You may return to an Unaffiliated status following the Primary Election by completing and returning a Party Declaration Form to your County Commissioner of Registration.
A voter may apply for a Mail-In Ballot by mail up to 7 days prior to the election. He or she may also apply in person to the County Clerk prior to 8 P.M. the day of the election.
Information Last Updated: 05/26/20
Secretary of the State, Tahesha Way, discusses changes to upcoming elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic with Jesse Burns of the League of Women Voters and Ryan P. Haygood of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.
Effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, candidate’s 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.
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 links above).
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.
THIS NOTICE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED.
Completed nominating petitions may be submitted in person or electronically by either facsimile or email and must be received by 4:00 pm on July 7, 2020. If the petition is submitted electronically, no hard copy is required to be submitted.
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 an for Independent candidate running for a County or Municipal office, you must provide your petition to your County 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.
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)
In your email, please include a telephone number for the Division of Elections to contact you with a confirmation of receipt.
THIS NOTICE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED.