2017 New Election Laws

2017-08-07 – Approved P.L.2017, c.219.
Requires candidates for election to school board to file with their nominating petitions specific affirmation that they have not been convicted of crimes that would disqualify them from office.

2017-08-07 – Approved P.L.2017, c.206.
Allows fire district elections to be moved to November; eliminates certain fire district budget referenda; and eliminates certain fire district capital purchase referenda.

2017-07-21 – Approved P.L.2017, c.177.
Requires gubernatorial candidates’ statements be posted online.

2017-07-21 – Approved P.L.2017, c.140.
Extends voting rights of representatives of sending districts on receiving district board of education.

2017-07-13 – Approved P.L.2017, c.106.
Enhances resident voting participation rights in common interest communities.

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2016 New Election Laws

2016-01-19 – Approved P.L.2015, c.300.

Permits candidates for school board to circulate petitions jointly and be bracketed together on ballot; permits short nonpolitical designation of principles on petitions and ballots; provides for study of impact of changes.

2016-01-19 – Approved P.L.2015, c.222.
Permits voter registration of certain persons at age17 for voting at next election occurring on or after18th birthday.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Polling Places

Bridgeton 2-1
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has moved to ALMS Center, 1 Martin Luther King Way, Bridgeton

Bridgeton 2-2 and 2-3
De Edwin Hursey Center has moved to ALMS Center, 1 Martin Luther King Way, Bridgeton

Commercial 01
West Side Port Norris Fire Hall has moved to Commercial Twp. Municipal Hall, 1768 Main Street, Port Norris

Millville 4-1 and 4-3
Millville Woman’s Club has moved to Riverfront Renaissance Center for Arts, 22 N. High Street, Millville

Vineland 1-5
N.J. Veteran’s Memorial Home has moved to Vineland Lodge Loyal Order Moose #434, 187 W. Wheat Road, Vineland

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2015 New Laws


P.L. 2015, c.
(Effective August 10, 2015)

The Law effectively, “…Reduces number of voters for whom person can serve as messenger; limits to three number of voted mail-in ballots transmittable by bearer; modifies conviction standard under vote by mail law”


Candidates will no longer be required to file a duplicate copy of any campaign report with the county clerk. For the purpose of providing public access to all campaign reports required to be reported with the Commission, please visit www.elec.state.nj.us.

Return of Voted Mail-in Ballots

Effective August 10, 2015, P.L. 2015, Chapter 84, amended that portion of N.J.S.A., Title 19 concerning the return of voted mail-in ballots by “bearers.” While previously there was no limit on the number of mail-in ballots that a bearer could mail or return to the Board of Elections on behalf of other voters, the new law limits to three (3) the number of qualified voters that a person may serve as a bearer for in an election. N.J.S.A. 19:63-16(d)(3).

In addition to the limit of three (3) voters for whom a person may serve as an authorized bearer,whenever a person delivers a ballot to the County Board of Elections, that person is now required to “provide proof of the person’s identity in the form of a New Jersey driver’s license, or another form of identification issued or recognized as official by the federal government, the State, or any of its subdivisions, providing the identification carries the full address and signature of the person.” N.J.S.A. 19:63-16(d)(2).

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