General Election

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