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Department of State

New Jersey Division of Elections

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary

Candidate Information

Candidate Petitions

The New Jersey Division of Elections accepts petitions on behalf of the Secretary of State, who serves as the Chief Election Official of the State of New Jersey. Candidate petitions may be filed in person or mailed, but must be received by the deadline date, on or before 4:00 p.m. Each candidate should read and follow petition instructions below carefully in order to ensure that the petition is accepted for filing.

Notice NJ DOE Has Moved

The New Jersey Division of Elections office has moved to a new office on the fourth floor of 20 W. State St., Trenton. The Division of Elections will operate as normal and all phone and email contact information is unchanged.

Completed candidate petitions can either be hand-delivered or mailed to the Division of Elections. Please find the addresses listed below:

Office Location:
20 W. State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

Mailing Address for United States Postal Service:
P.O. Box 304
Trenton, NJ 08625-0304

Delivery address for all other carriers, i.e., UPS, FedEx, etc.:
20 W. State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

If you have already scheduled a petition filing appointment, your petition will be accepted at our new office location: 20 W. State Street, 4th Floor; Trenton, NJ 08608.


Schedule a Candidate Petition Filing Appointment

In an effort to improve the Petition Filing experience, the Division of Elections is now offering petition filers an opportunity to schedule an appointment prior to the petition filing deadline date. Scheduling an appointment will improve the petition filing process and help reduce the time spent filing your petition.

We suggest filing your petition as early as possible!

Schedule a Petition Filing Appointment



Page Last Updated: 02/21/19



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