New Jersey state legislative districts

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There are a total of 120 seats in the New Jersey State Legislature. All 40 seats of the New Jersey State Senate are up for election every four-years. All 80 seats of the New Jersey General Assembly are up for election every two years.

Chambers

Senate

The New Jersey State Senate is the upper house in the New Jersey Legislature, consisting of 40 members. Known as the "2-4-4" cycle, Senators serve four-year terms, except in the first term of a new decade, which only lasts for two years. They are not subject to term limits. Each senator represents an average of 219,797 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 210,359 residents.[2]

General Assembly

The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey State Legislature. There are 80 assembly members, two from each of the 40 legislative districts. Each member represents an average of 219,797 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 210,359 residents.[4]

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Qualifications

Senators must be 30 years of age or older, have lived in the state for a minimum of four years, and have lived in the district they represent.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

There are two ways to fill an vacancy in the senate. If the vacancy happens in legislative session, a special election must be called within 51 days of the vacancy. All other vacancies must be filled by the county leadership of the political party that holds the seat.[5]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New Jersey Legislature are paid $49,000/year. There is no per diem.[6]

Districts

These are links to every district in the New Jersey State Senate.

Qualifications

In order to be a candidate to run for the New Jersey General Assembly, a candidate must:[7]

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Reside for no less than two years in the district the candidate plans to represent.
  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Obtain 100 signatures via petition and submit the signatures to the New Jersey Secretary of State.
  • Disclose any criminal convictions.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

There are two ways to fill an vacancy in the house. For any vacancy that happens in session, a special election must be conducted within 51 days of the vacancy. All other vacancies must be filled by the county leadership of the political party that holds the seat.[8]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New Jersey Legislature are paid $49,000/year. There is no per diem.[9]

Districts

These are links to every district in the New Jersey General Assembly.

See also

External links

References