Effective immediately per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #105, 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. You must file the required amount of signatures needed on a petition. A candidate/designee will still need to complete all of the required areas (i.e. Oath of Allegiance, Certificate of Acceptance and Circulator) although notary requirements are suspended for each.
THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SIGNATURES AND PETITION FILING DEADLINE HAS NOT CHANGED.
Candidate petitions must be received by the deadline date, on or before 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020. (N.J.S.A. 19:23-14) Petitions can be sent by fax, mail, email or in person (please call ahead).
If a municipal office, the petition must be filed with the local Municipal Clerk.
If a county office, the petition must be filed with the County Clerk, 60 W. Broad Street, in Bridgeton. Please call 856-453-4860 for an appointment if you wish to drop off your petition in person. You may also email the county office petition to email@example.com or fax to 856-455-1410.