Primary Election

PRIMARY ELECTION – June 7, 2022
NJSA 19:2-1 Held in all Municipalities

APRIL 4 by 4:00pm:  Candidate Petition Filing deadline.  NJSA 19:23-14

APRIL 13:  Last day to file Party Declaration Form to change Political Party affiliation.  NJSA 19:23-45

APRIL 15 at 3:00pm:  County Clerk draws for ballot position.  NJSA 19:23-24

MAY 17:  Last day to register to Vote.  NJSA 19:31-6

MAY 24: Last day to file appointment or application for challengers at the Board of Elections. NJSA 19:7-3

MAY 27:  11-Day Pre-election Campaign Finance Report Filing.  NJSA 19:44A

MAY 31:  Last day County Clerk can receive applications by mail for mail-in ballots. NJSA 19:63-3b

JUNE 1 thru JUNE 6:  Any voter who failed to apply by mail for a Mail-In Ballot may apply by 3:00pm the day prior to the election at the County Clerk’s Office.  See EMERGENCY TIME explanation below.  NJSA 19:63-3d

JUNE 3 by 4:00pm:  Last day to challenge Mail-in voters at the Board of Elections.

JUNE 7:  Polls open 6:00am to 8:00pm. NJSA 19:23-40

JUNE 28:  20-Day Post-election Campaign Finance Report Filing.  NJSA 19:44A

EMERGENCY TIME

If a voter does not meet the application deadline (7 days prior to an election) for a mail-in ballot to be sent by mail, the voter may appear in person to the Cape May County Clerk’s Office until 3:00pm the day prior to the election.  This is known as “emergency time.” 

Approved applicants will receive their ballots on the spot.  If the voter cannot appear in person he/she may complete an application designating a messenger, who must be either a family member or a registered voter in Cape May County. 

The messenger must appear at the County Clerk’s Office with the application and photo identification.  If the application is approved, the ballot will be issued to the messenger for delivery to the voter.  The messenger may not be a candidate. No person shall serve as an authorized messenger for more than three qualified voters in an election.