Key Dates for October and November NJ Elections

Dem special Senate election candidates
Clockwise from left: Holt, Booker, Pallone, Oliver
New Jersey Voters are going to have a busy summer and fall with two upcoming elections taking place on Wednesday, October 16 to elect Senator Frank Lautenberg’s replacement … and the general election happening less than three weeks later on Tuesday, November 5. This year, every single state level politician in New Jersey is up for re-election: assemblypeople, state senators and the governor.
Trenton Times Reporter George Amick gives us the list of election related dates we’re going to need to “keep track of”:

  • Wednesday is the deadline for anyone wanting to change his or her declaration of party affiliation for the Senate primaries.
  • July 23 is the last day unregistered voters can register for the primaries.
  • Applications for mail-in ballots must be submitted by Aug. 6 by mail, or Aug. 12 in person.
  • Sept. 24 is the voter registration deadline for the special election.
  • Oct. 15, the day before the voting, is the deadline to register for the general election.
  • Oct. 29 and Nov. 4 are the deadlines to apply for general-election mail-in ballots.
  • At last comes Nov. 5, Election Day, when the voters will choose a governor, all 120 members of the Legislature, and assorted local officials and school board members.

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