Contributed by Paige Barnett.
The schedule for preparing the New Jersey primaries is in full swing. Here are two very important dates to remember; Tuesday June 4th is the New Jersey Primary Election and Tuesday November 5th is the General Election. So what’s been happening?
Thus far, in the month of January, New Jersey saw the nominations to the County Board of Elections. In February, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:31-2, counties had to submit an “Evening Voter Registration Plan” by County Commissioners of Registration to the Secretary of State. The month of March is when the Governor commissions the Election Boards and they begin to organize. This is also when the deadline must be met for creating, abolishing, dividing or consolidating an election district. Also, the County Commissioner of Registration must publish the Notice of Requirements to Vote in a Primary Election. The Secretary of State must also submit a notice to the County Clerks and County Boards of Election of available offices and any public questions for the upcoming general election. April 1st is the filing deadline for the Nomination Petition of any individual wishing to run for an office in the primary election. There are a host of other deadlines such as, objections to nominating petitions (April 5th), publication notice of Mail-in Ballot availability for the primary election (April 9th), the deadline for the preparation of official primary election ballot for printing (April 15th), and commencement of mailing of mail-in ballots for primary election (April 20th).
Upcoming dates of importance to the voter:
- May 14th deadline for voter registration.
- May 28th deadline to apply for a mail-in-ballot for the Primary Election.
- May 29th – sample ballots mailed
- June 3rd by 3:00 p.m. deadline for in-person mail-in ballot applications for Primary Election
- June 4th deadline for post office receipt of mail-in ballots from the Primary Election
Who’s Running for What? New Jersey General Assembly
The entire New Jersey General Assembly is up for election this year. Each legislative district will select two candidates to represent them in the state Assembly. Candidates running for Assembly in the primary from Districts 15 and 16, which cover include:
Notes: (i) denotes the incumbent.
For Reference: Municipalities in NJ Legislative District 15 and 16
- District 15 – (Hunterdon and Mercer) East Amwell, Ewing, Hopewell Borough (Mercer), Hopewell Township (Mercer), Lambertville, Lawrence (Mercer), Pennington,Trenton, West Amwell, West Windsor
- District 16 – (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) Branchburg, Delaware, Flemington, Hillsborough, Manville, Millstone (Somerset), Montgomery, Princeton,Raritan (Hunterdon), Readington, Rocky Hill, Somerville, South Brunswick, Stockton
For the full list of all New Jersey candidates running for state General Assembly office in the primaries, please go to this link
Hunterdon County Offices – Freeholder and Sheriff
The following have filed to run for Hunterdon County offices in 2019:
Local Municipal Races
There are several local races in towns throughout Hunterdon this year. For a full list of candidates, please visit the following links:
For those interested in running for a local office, here is a link to the Hunterdon County Clerk’s Office with some useful information.
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