Primary Election

June 6, 2017

Held in all Municipalities

January 16 – February 14:  Nomination of County Board of Election Members (30 day period before February 15).  N.J.S.A. 19:6-18

March 1:  Governor Commissions County Election Board Members.  N.J.S.A. 19:6-18

March 1 – March 15:  County Boards of Election to Organize.  N.J.S.A. 19:6-22; N.J.S.A. 19:6-23

March 23:  Deadline for Creating, Abolishing, Dividing or Consolidating an Election District by County Board of Election (75 days before primary election  N.J.S.A. 19:4-15, N.J.S.A. 19:4-15b.

March 26 – April 1; April 2 – April 8:  Publication of Notice of Requirements to Vote in Primary Election by County Board of Elections  (notice to be published once during each of the two calendar weeks next preceding the week of the 55th day before the election.)  N.J.S.A. 19:23-45.1

March 31:  Secretary of State to Submit Notice to County Clerks and County Boards of Election of Available Offices and Public Questions for Upcoming General Election (67 days before primary election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-1

April 1:  Appointment of District Board Workers by County Boards of Election.  N.J.S.A. 19:6-3

April 3: Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Primary Election(before 4:00 p.m. on or before 64th day prior to election).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-14 April 6:  Deadline for Amendments to Defective Petitions for Primary Election Candidates (3 days after filing deadline).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-20

April 7:  Filing Deadline for Objections to Nominating Petitions for Primary Election Candidates (no later than 4 days after filing deadline).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-10

April 10:  Notice of Federal, State, and County Offices to be Elected at General Election to be sent by County Clerks to Municipal Clerks  (57 days before the primary election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-3

April 10:  Notice of Public Offices to be Elected at General Election to be sent by Municipal Clerks to County Clerks (57 days before the primary election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-6

April 11:  Publication of Notice of Mail-in Ballot Availability for Primary Election by County Clerks (prior to the 55th day before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:63-6

April 12:  Deadline for Change of Party Affiliation Declaration Forms for Primary Election to be Filed with County Commissioners of Registration (55 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-45

April 12:  Deadline for Filing Certificate to Fill Vacancy of a Primary Election Candidate By the Appointed Vacancy Committee (55 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-12

April 12:  Deadline for Determination of Petition Challenges for Primary Election Candidates (9 days after the last day for filing nomination petitions).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-11

April 13:  Deadline for Municipal Clerk to Certify to the County Clerk the Names of the Candidates who filed Primary Election Nomination Petition with Municipal Clerk (54 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-14

April 13:  Transmittal of Secretary of State Certification of Federal and State Primary Election Candidates to County Clerks (54 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-21

April 17:  Transmittal of County Clerk Certification of All Candidates to be Placed on the Primary Election Ballot to Municipal Clerks, the County Clerk Shall also Transmit such List, but for Federal Candidates; to Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC)  (53 days before the election).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-22

April 17:  County & Municipal Clerk Drawings for Ballot Positions for Primary Election Candidates (53 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-24

April 16 – May 15:  Publication of Notice of Primary Election by County Boards of Election (within 30 days before close of registration for election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-7

April 17:  Deadline for Filing in Superior Court to Protect Primary Election Candidate’s Rights (12 days after petition filing deadline).  N.J.S.A. 19:13-12

April 17:  Deadline for Preparation of Official Primary Election Ballot for Printing (50 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:14-1

April 22:  Commencement of Mailing of Mail-In Ballots for Primary Election (45 days before election)N.J.S.A. 19:63-5, N.J.S.A. 19:63-9

May 15:  Certification of Polling Places by County Boards of Election.  N.J.S.A. 19:8-4

May 15:  Filing of Certification of Accessible Polling Places to the Secretary of State by the County Boards of Election.  N.J.S.A. 19:8-3.4

May 16:  Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election.  (21 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:31-6

May 16:  Mandated Evening Voter Registration Available for Primary Election in Offices of County Commissioners of Registration
(21 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:31-2

May 23:  Deadline for Filing of Challenger Appointments for Primary Election (second Tuesday preceding election).  N.J.S.A. 19:7-3

May 28 – June 3:  Publication of Notice of Primary Election by County Boards of Election (once during the calendar week prior to election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-7

May 30: Publication of Challenge and Complaint Procedures for Primary Election by County Boards of Election (7 days before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-9

May 30:  Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election (not less than 7 days prior to election).  N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

May 31:  Mailing of Sample Ballots for Primary Election (on or before 12 noon on Wednesday preceding election).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-34

June 2:  Deadline for Application to Receive Primary 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

June 5 – by 3:00 pm:  Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for Primary Election  (up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

June 5:  Publication of Challenge and Complaint Procedures for Primary Election by County Boards of Election (1 day before election).  N.J.S.A. 19:12-9

June 6:  Primary Election Day (Tuesday after first Monday in June).  N.J.S.A. 19:2-1, N.J.S.A. 19:23-40

June 6:  Deadline for Submission of Primary 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

June 7 – June 21:  Period for Voting Machines Used in the Primary Election (15 days following election).  N.J.S.A. 19:52-6

June 13:  Deadline for Filing of Acceptance of Nomination by Successful Primary Election Write-in Nominee  (7 days after election).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-16

June 13:  Filing of Acceptance of One Nomination where Primary Election Nominee Receives More Than One Nomination for Same Office
(7 days after election).  N.J.S.A. 19:14-9

June 16:  Deadline for Filing of Election Contest Petitions for Primary Election (up to 10 days after election).  N.J.S.A. 19:29-3

June 16:  Canvass of Primary Election Votes by County Clerks (10 days after the election).  N.J.S.A. 19:23-55

June 21:  Deadline for Recount Applications for Primary Election  (within 15 days after election).  N.J.S.A. 19:28-1