Fire Elections

January
January 8

Publication of Notice of Fire Election by Fire District Commissioners
(at least 6 weeks prior to election)
N.J.S.A. 40A:14-72

January 21
Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Fire District Election
(29 days before election)
N.J.S.A. 40A:14-71

January 29
Voter Registration Deadline for Fire District Election
(21 days before election)
N.J.S.A. 40A:14-74

February
February 12
Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Fire District Elections
(not less than 7 days prior to election)
N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

February 12
Publication of Notice of Fire District Election by Fire District Commissioners
(at least once not later than 1 week prior to election)
N.J.S.A. 40A:14-74

February 12
Fire District Election Voter Registry List to be Provided to Fire District Commissioners by
County Commissioners of Registration
(at least 7 days prior to election)
N.J.S.A. 40A:14- 74

February 15
Deadline for Applications to Receive Mail-In Ballot for Fire District Election by Electronic
Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters
(4th day before election)
N.J.S.A. 19:59-4

February 18 – by 3:00 p.m.
Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for Fire District Elections
(up to 3:00 pm on the day before election)
N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

February 19
Fire District Elections
(3rd Saturday in February)
N.J.S.A. 40A:14-72

February 19
Last Day for Testing of Electronic Scanning Equipment for Tabulation of Paper Ballots for
Fire District Election
(day of election)
(notice to be given 48 hours prior to start of testing)
N.J.S.A. 19:53A-8

February 19
Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots from the Fire District Election

February 19
Deadline for in Person Submission of Fire District 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

February 20 – March 8
Impoundment Period for Voting Machines Used in the Fire District Elections
(17 days following election) (to comply with P.L. 2018, c.72)

February 25
Deadline for Receipt of Timely Mailed Postmarked Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election
(no later than 144 hours (6 days) after the time of the closing of the polls for the election)
N.J.S.A. 19:63-22

March
March 8
Deadline for Recount Applications for Fire District Elections
(within 17 days after election)
N.J.S.A. 19:28-1

March 8
Deadline for Applications for Recheck of Voting Machines Used in the Fire District Elections
(within 17 days after election) (to comply with P.L. 2018, c.72)

March 23
Deadline for Filing of Election Contest Petitions for Fire District Elections
(not later than 32 days after election)
N.J.S.A. 19:29-3