Division of Elections urging candidates to schedule appointments for submitting nominating petitions

TRENTON – Candidates seeking their party’s nomination for state offices are being urged by the Division of Elections to schedule an appointment to submit their nominating petition.

Completed petitions must be submitted in person to the Division of Elections at 225 W. State St. in Trenton no later than 4 p.m. April 1 in order to appear on the June 4 Primary Election ballot. Faxed or e-mailed petitions will not be accepted.

Blank petitions are available online at Elections.NJ.gov.

The division is urging candidates to schedule an appointment to reduce their waiting time, which may last for several hours without an appointment.

“This year there’s a gubernatorial election and every seat in the state Legislature is up for election, so we expect a large number of candidates to submit petitions,” said Robert Giles, director of the Division of Elections, in a statement. “Having an appointment may mean the difference between spending about one hour in our office or three, four or more hours.  It only makes sense to schedule an appointment to ensure you get the attention you need without hours of unnecessary waiting.”

Appointments can be scheduled by visiting http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/candidate-petitions-filing.html.

Division of Elections urging candidates to schedule appointments for submitting nominating petitions