General Election

November 7, 2017

Held in all Municipalities
including Non-Partisan Election for West Cape May and Wildwood Crest,
Local and Regional School Elections

 

June 6:  Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Independent Candidates for General Election (before 4:00 p.m. of the day of the primary election).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-9

June 9:  Deadline for Amendments to Defective Petitions for Independent General Election Candidates (3 days after filing deadline).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-13

June 12:  Filing Deadline for Objections to Nomination Petitions for Independent General Election Candidates (no later than 4 days after filing deadline).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-10

June 15:  Deadline for Determination of Petition Challenge for Independent General Election Candidates (9 days after the last day for filing nomination petitions).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-11

July 31:  Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for School Election Candidates for General Election (last Monday in July).  N.J.S.A. 19:60-7

August 4:  Filing Deadline for Objections to Nomination Petitions for School Election Candidates (no later than 4 days after filing deadline).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-10

August 10:  Deadline for Determination of Petition Challenge for School Election Candidates for General Election (10 days after the last day for filing nomination petitions).  N.J.S.A. 19:60-7

August 14 – 3 pm:  Drawing of Ballot Position for General Election Candidates by the County Clerks (85 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:14-12

August 18:  Deadline for Submission of Non-binding County and Municipal Public Questions to the County Clerks for Printing on the General Election Ballot (81 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:37-1

August 29:  Deadline for Submission of Public Questions Other Than Proposed Amendments to the NJ Constitution (not less than 70 days following final action of the Governor or the Legislature).  NJ Constitution, Article II, Sec. 1, P. 2

August 29:  Deadline for Independent Candidates to Decline Nomination for General Election (70 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-16

September 1: Deadline for Submission to the County Clerk of Municipal Non-binding Public Questions Adopted by the Municipal Governing Body Upon the filing of a Qualified Petition by the Local Electorate(67 days before election). N.J.S.A. 19:37-1.1

September 5:  Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for New Nomination Petition to fill a Vacancy for Independent Candidates and School Election Candidates for the General Election (before 4:00 p.m. on or before 64th day prior to election).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-19

September 5:  Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Municipal Non-Partisan Candidates to be voted at the November General Election (on or before 64th day prior to election).  N.J.S.A. 40:45-8

September 7:  Deadline for Amendment to Defective Petitions for Municipal Non-Partisan Candidates to be voted at the November General Election (not later than 61 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 40:45-9

September 11:  Filing Deadline for Objections to Nominating Petitions for Municipal Non-Partisan Candidates (no later than 4 days after filing deadline).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-10

September 12:  Last Day Vacancy Can Occur for Primary Election Nominees for the General Election (56 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-20

September 12:  Publication of Notice of Mail-In Ballot Availability for General Election by County Clerks (prior to the 55th day before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:63-6

September 14:  Deadline for Determination of Petition Challenge to Municipal Non-Partisan Candidates to be Voted at the November General Election (9 days after the last day for filing nomination petitions).   N.J.S.A. 19:13-11

September 14:  Deadline for Filling Primary Nominee Vacancy for General Election (54 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-20

September 15:  Drawing of Ballot Positions for Municipal Non-Partisan Candidates to be Voted at the November General Election (Municipal Clerk must coordinate Ballot Draw)

September 17 – October 16:  Publication of Notice of General Election by County Boards of Election (within 30 days before the close of registration election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-7

September 18:  Deadline for Preparation of Official General Election Ballot for Printing (50 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:14-1

September 23:  Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for General Election (45 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:63-5, N.J.S.A. 19:63-9

October 17:  Voter Registration Deadline for General Election (21 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:31-6

October 24:  Deadline for Filing of Challenger Appointments for General Election (second Tuesday preceding election).  N.J.S.A. 19:7-3

October 29 – November 4:  Publication of Notice of General Election by County Boards of Election (once during the calendar week prior to election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-7

October 31:  Publication of Challenge and Complaint Procedures for General Election by County Boards of Election (7 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-9

October 31:  Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election (not less than 7 days prior to election).  N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

November 1: Mailing of Sample Ballots for General Election(on or before 12 noon on Wednesday preceding the election). N.J.S.A. 19:14-25

November 3: Deadline for Application to Receive General Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters (4th day before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:59-4

November 6 by 3:00 pm:  Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election (up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

November 6:  Publication of Challenge and Complaint Procedures for General Election by County Boards of Election (1 day before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-9

General Election (Tuesday after first Monday in November).  N.J.S.A. 19:2-3, N.J.S.A. 19:15-2

November 7:  Deadline for Submission of General Election Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election (by 8:00 p.m. on the day of election).  N.J.S.A. 19:63-16

November 13:  Meeting of County Board of Canvassers for General Election (Monday next after the election–Board can adjourn twice until Friday, November 18).  N.J.S.A. 19:19-1; N.J.S.A. 19:19-4; N.J.S.A. 19:19-6

November 16:  Deadline for County Clerk to transmit Official General Election Results to the Secretary of State (3 days after the meeting of the board).  N.J.S.A. 19:19-13

November 22:  Deadline for Recount Applications for General Election (within 15 days after election).  N.J.S.A. 19:28-1