November 2, 2021
Held in all Municipalities, including Non-Partisan Elections in Cape May, Cape May Point & West Wildwood and all School Elections
JUNE 8 by 4:00pm: Independent Candidate Petition Filing deadline for Municipalities and County. NJSA 19:13-9. Petitions are filed at the County Clerk’s Office.
JULY 27: Candidate Petition Filing deadline for School Candidates. NJSA 19:60-7
JULY 29: Last day for School Candidates to amend a defective petition.
AUGUST 9 at 3:00pm: County Clerk draws for ballot position for all candidates. NJSA 19:14-12
AUGUST 13: Last day the governing body of the County or Municipality can submit non-binding question(s) to the County Clerk to appear on the ballot. NJSA 19:37-1
AUGUST 27: Last day to submit to the County Clerk non-binding question(s) adopted by a municipal governing body upon the filing of a qualified petition by the voters. NJSA 19:37-1.1
August 30: Non-Partisan Candidate Petition Filing deadline for General Election. NJSA 40:45-8
August 30: Last day for New Nomination Petition to fill vacancy for Independent Candidate. NJSA 19:13-19
SEPTEMBER 3: Last day an Independent Candidate may decline nomination. NJSA 19:13-16
SEPTEMBER 3: Last day to fill a vacancy of Primary nominee. NJSA 19:13-20d
SEPTEMBER 3: Last day a School Candidate may decline Nomination. NJSA 19:13-20
SEPTEMBER 7: Last day for candidate nominated at a Primary Election for the General Election may decline Nomination. NJSA 19:13-20
SEPTEMBER 9: Municipal Clerk draws for ballot position for municipal candidates.
OCTOBER 4: 29-Day Pre-election Campaign Finance Report Filing. NJSA 19:44A
OCTOBER 12: Last day to register to Vote. NJSA 19:31-6
OCTOBER 19: Last day to file appointment or application for challengers at the Board of Elections. NJSA 19:7-3
OCTOBER 22: 11-Day Pre-election Campaign Finance Report Filing. NJSA 19:44A
OCTOBER 26: Last day County Clerk can receive applications by mail for mail-in ballots. NJSA 19:63-3b
OCTOBER 27 thru NOVEMBER 1: Any voter who failed to apply by mail for a Mail-In Ballot may by 3:00pm the day prior to the election at the County Clerk’s Office. See EMERGENCY TIME explanation. NJSA 19:63-3d
OCTOBER 29 by 4:00pm: Last day to challenge Mail-in voters at the Board of Elections.
OCTOBER 30: County Clerk’s Office is open 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday prior to General Election to process mail-in ballots.NOVEMBER 2: Polls open 6:00am to 8:00pm. NJSA 19:15-2
NOVEMBER 22: 20-Day Post-election Campaign Finance Report Filing. NJSA 19:44A