In order to be a candidate on the election ballot, a candidate must file a petition.
For County, School Board, & November Fire Commissioner: candidates must obtain and file petitions with the Monmouth County Clerk. Petitions for county offices must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on the 64th day prior to the Primary Election. Petitions for school board and fire must be filed by 4:00 p.m. the last Monday in July.
For Municipal: candidates must obtain and file petitions with their Municipal Clerk. Petitions for partisan municipal offices must be filed before 4:00 p.m. on the 64th day prior to the Primary Election.
In partisan offices, successful candidates from the Primary Election advance to the General Election ballot in their party columns.
Independent candidates must file Direct Nomination petitions with the County Clerk by 4:00 p.m. on Primary Election day.
For Non-Partisan Municipal Offices: candidates must obtain forms and information from their Municipal Clerk. The following municipalities are non-partisan: Allenhurst Borough, Asbury Park City, Avon Borough, Bradley Beach Borough, Deal Borough, Highlands Borough, Keansburg Borough, Loch Arbour Village, Long Branch City, Monmouth Beach Borough, Ocean Township and Tinton Falls Borough
State Offices: Candidates for State Office must obtain and file petitions with the New Jersey Division of Elections.
For further information contact:
Monmouth County Clerk’s Office
Judith D. Ricci
300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold NJ 07728