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.
March 30, 2015 is the Filing Deadline for Democratic & Republican Candidates wanting to run in the June 2, 2015 Primary Election.
Petitions for Independent Candidates will post posted at a later date.
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Democratic & Republican Candidates June Primary Election
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!