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Department of State

New Jersey Division of Elections

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

Candidate Information

NOTICE - Nominating Petition Filing

Completed nominating petitions may be submitted in person or electronically by either facsimile or email and must be received by 4:00 pm on July 7, 2020. If the petition is submitted electronically, no hard copy is required to be submitted.

Effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, nominating petitions for FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES can be emailed to the following email addresses or faxed to the number listed below.

If you are an for Independent candidate running for a County or Municipal office, you must provide your petition to your County Clerk.

Please only send petitions for FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES to the below email addresses:

donna.barber@sos.nj.gov
dawn.schilling@sos.nj.gov

Fax Number:(609) 777-1280

Please be advised that we can currently only accept emails up to 25 megabytes. If you need to send an email larger than 25 megabytes, please send multiple emails. Blank pages should not be included to reduce the size of the document.

Mailing Address
NJ Division of Elections, P.O. Box 304, Trenton, NJ 08625-0304 Office Address 20 West State Street, 4th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608

Telephone Number: 609-292-3760 or 609-218-0463

Fax Number: 609-777-1280

Voting Information & Assistance: 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)

TTY/TDD: 609-292-0034

In your email, please include a telephone number for the Division of Elections to contact you with a confirmation of receipt.

THIS NOTICE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED.

Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions

Effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, candidate’s can now obtain signatures electronically on a nominating petition. Please be advised that these are only supplemental signature pages. A candidate/designee will still need to complete all of the required documents (i.e. Certificate of Acceptance, etc.) All of the statutory requirements will remain the same.

Instructions for using the Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions


Independent Candidates FOR ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
Additional required documents

Independent Candidates for the office of UNITED STATES SENATOR
Additional required documents

Independent Candidates for the office of MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Additional required documents

Independent Candidates for the office of MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY STATE SENATE 25th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Additional required documents

Independent Candidates for the office of MEMBER OF THE NEW JERSEY GENERAL ASSEMBLY 25th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
Additional required documents


County and Municipal Petitions

Initiative and Referendum Petition

 

Generic County/Town form - One Candidate

Generic County/Town form - Two Candidates

Generic County/Town form - Three Candidates


Pledge of Allegiance
If you are a candidate and you have not already signed and notarized an Oath of Allegiance, please complete a Pledge of Allegiance (which can be found in the additional required documents links above).

Please be advised that the Affidavit of Circulator page does not need to be notarized. A circulator would still need to Print and Sign their name and include their address.


THIS NOTICE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED.

 

Download the Independent Candidate Petitions for the November 3, 2020 General Election

Petition for Independent Candidates FOR ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

PETITION FILING INSTRUCTION SHEET for Independent Candidates FOR ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

Petition Filing Deadline: Before 4:00 p.m. on July 27, 2020

Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions

These forms are a supplement to the Candidate Petitions. You will still need to complete a Candidate Petition to submit all the required documents for your Candidate Petition.

Instructions for using the Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions


Independent Candidates FOR ELECTORS OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
Additional required documents

Petition for Independent Candidates for the office of
UNITED STATES SENATOR

PETITION FILING INSTRUCTION SHEET for Independent Candidates for the office of UNITED STATES SENATOR

Petition Filing Deadline: Before 4:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020

Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions

These forms are a supplement to the Candidate Petitions. You will still need to complete a Candidate Petition to submit all the required documents for your Candidate Petition.

Instructions for using the Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions


Independent Candidates for the office of UNITED STATES SENATOR
Additional required documents

Petition for Independent Candidates for the office of
MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

PETITION FILING INSTRUCTION SHEET for Independent Candidates for the office of MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Petition Filing Deadline: Before 4:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020

Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions

These forms are a supplement to the Candidate Petitions. You will still need to complete a Candidate Petition to submit all the required documents for your Candidate Petition.

Instructions for using the Single Signature Electronic Candidate Petitions


Independent Candidates for the office of MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Additional required documents

 

 

 

Page Last Updated: 04/09/20

 

 


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