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Department of State

New Jersey Division of Elections

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

Candidate Information

Additional Information for Submitting Your Nominating Petition

Información Adicional Para Enviar Su Petición De Nominación

How to Download an Electronic Petition

Cómo Descargar Una Petición Electrónica

How a Petition Signer Completes an Electronic Petition

Cómo Un Firmante De Una Petición Completa Una Petición Electrónica

How to Return Petitions Electronically

Cómo Devolver La Petición Electrónicamente

County and Municipal Petitions

County and Municipal Petitions

Initiative and Referendum Petition

County and Municipal Petitions of Direct Nomination for the General Election
Generic County/Town form - One Candidate
Generic County/Town form - Two Candidates
Generic County/Town form - Three Candidates

Generic Municipal Form - One Candidate
Generic Municipal Form - Two Candidates
Generic Municipal Form - Three Candidates

Petition for Non-Partisan Municipal Election Candidates

School Board Nominating Petitions
With the enactment of P.L. 2020, c.55, school board candidates may submit their petitions electronically, please contact your county clerk for details.

Individual School Board Nominating Petition
Joint/Bracket School Board Nominating Petition


Candidate Petition Filing

Pursuant to Executive Order 216 (2021), as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, candidates can file their nominating petitions electronically. It is encouraged that nominating petitions be filed electronically rather than in-person. Petitions can be filed electronically 7 days a week, 24 hours a day with the exception of 4 p.m. on the petition filing deadline. Independent candidate petitions for Governor of the State of New Jersey, N.J. State Senate- all 40 Legislative Districts and N.J. General Assembly- all 40 Legislative Districts must be received by 4:00 p.m. on June 8, 2021.

If you do not have the capability to file your nominating petition electronically you can file in-person. PLEASE BE ADVISED: State Buildings are currently closed to the Public. As a result of the public not being allowed in State buildings, petitions being submitted in person require a petition filing appointment. Appointments are available now. Walk-ins will only be permitted on petition filing deadline day. However, candidates with appointments will be serviced first.

Schedule a Petition Filing Appointment and more information

We suggest filing your petition as early as possible!




Page Last Updated: 03/09/21



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