General Election Petition Information

In partisan offices, successful candidates from the Primary Election advance to the General Election ballot in their party columns. Independent candidates must meet all requirements as set forth in the United States Constitution, New Jersey Constitution and NJSA 19:23-8 shown here.

All County or Municipal Offices if no petition was filed in the Primary Election
Petition: Nomination by Petition for General Election
File: County Clerk’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on Primary Election Day.

The number of qualified signatures needed for an Independent Petition in 2020 and 2021 is shown here.