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Governor's Order - Election Petitions

Release Date: March 19, 2020

Subject: Governor's New Order - Candidate Election Petitions
 

1. In addition to accepting hand delivery of candidate and delegate petitions that are due by 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020, the Secretary of State, county clerks, and municipal clerks shall allow for these candidate and delegate petitions to be submitted electronically.

2. The Secretary of State, county clerks, and municipal clerks shall also accept petitions with signatures collected via an online form created by the Secretary of State, which shall be available for use by Thursday, March 19, 2020. Following the availability of the online form, the Secretary of State, county clerks, and municipal clerks shall require that signatures be gathered via the online form. Hand signatures obtained prior to the effective date of this Executive Order shall also be accepted.

3. The online form shall be provided to county clerks and municipal clerks as a means of accepting petitions that are due to them by 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020.

4. The verification requirements of N.J.S.A. 19:23-11, insofar as they are not included on the online form created by the Secretary of State, shall be suspended for petitions due by 4:00 p.m. on March 30, 2020.

 

Click here for Governor Murphy's Executive Order 105 on Elections