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What changes have been made to elections in New Jersey because of COVID-19?

Elections originally scheduled for March 21st, March 31st, and April 21st have been rescheduled to May 12, 2020.

All elections scheduled for May 12, 2020 will be conducted solely via vote-by-mail ballots.

Deadlines for boards of education that operate on an April election timeframe have been extended to ensure that hey have enough time to certify their budgets and make staffing decisions for the following year.

As a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, candidates can file their petitions electronically.

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 a candidate running for a county office, you must provide your petition to your County Clerk.

If you are a candidate running for a municipal office, you must provide your petition to your Municipal Clerk.

For more information, visit the New Jersey Division of Elections.

Posted/Updated: 4/3/20

Source: https://nj.gov/state/elections/candidate-information.shtml