The New Jersey Division of Elections accepts petitions on behalf of the Secretary of State, who serves as the Chief Election Official of the State of New Jersey. Candidate petitions may be filed in person or mailed, but must be received by the deadline date, on or before 4:00 p.m. Each candidate should read and follow petition instructions below carefully in order to ensure that the petition is accepted for filing.
The Petition Filing Period for Candidates wanting to run in the November 4, 2014 General Election has past.
Petitions for the 2015 Elections will be posted on or about the first week of January 2015.
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 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!