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Secretary of State - Election Filings and related records


The Division of Elections was transferred to the Department of Law and Public Safety in 1998.


See also: Local Election Records
Department of Law & Public Safety and related agencies

Series:
Department of State
Division of Elections
Election Returns, 1910-1997
Control #:
SSTEL001
Format:
220 c.f. (235 vols., 108 boxes); 49 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Guide covers 1910-1980; film covers 1979-1989. For post-1997 returns, see Dept. of Law and Public Safety / Div. of Elections.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Returns of the General Election of 1860
Control #:
SSTSE015
Format:
2 c.f. (22 map folders)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by county
Notes:
Provides, by elector, the results of the Lincoln-Douglas election.
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Records of the Electoral College of New Jersey, 1844-1996
Control #:
SSTSE050
Format:
1.15 c.f. (3 boxes)

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Returns of County Boards of Canvassers, 1864-1901
Control #:
SSTSE069
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year, then county
Notes:
Includes sheriffs' bonds.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Returns of Elections of Justices of the Peace, 1902
Control #:
SSTSE072
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By county

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Election Publications, 1883-1989
Control #:
SSTSE098
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological within type
Notes:
Includes printed annual returns/results, lists of candidates and instructions relative to the duties of election officers.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Election Forms, 1964-1967
Control #:
SSTSE099
Format:
1 c.f. (1 vol.)


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Series:
Department of Law and Public Safety
Division of Elections
Election Returns, 1998-2003
Control #:
SLCEL001
Format:
12.5 c.f. (25 boxes, part of 1 box)
Notes:
For pre-1998 election returns, see Department of State/ Division of Elections/ Election Returns.

Series:
Legislature
Certificates of Election to the Legislative Council and General Assembly, 1738-1822
Control #:
SLE00008
Format:
2 c.f. (5 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
New Jersey Board of State Canvassers
Minutes, 1832-1926
Control #:
SZCAN001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
The governor and Privy Council initially served as the Board of State Canvassers.

Series:
Election Law Enforcement Commission
Reports, 1985 & 1991
Control #:
SZELE001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (3 vols.)
Notes:
Consist of: Report on New Jersey Campaign Financing, January 1985; and Annual Report, 1991.

Series:
Commission to Codify and Revise Election Laws
Report to the Legislature, 1930
Control #:
SZELL001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
State Board of Voting Machine Commissioners
2nd Annual Report, 1903
Control #:
SZVOT001
Format:
0.05 c.f. (1 report)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 242.3 c.f. of paper records and 49 reels of microfilm ~



To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us


For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:


Law and Public Safety, Division of Elections, PO Box 304, Trenton, NJ 08625-0304, tel. 609-292-3760, website: www.state.nj.us/lps/elections/electionshome.html


This page last updated 05/17/2006