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* Obtain 100 signatures via petition and submit the signatures to the [[New Jersey Secretary of State]]<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/candidate_pdf/partisan-candidate-requirements-110410.pdf ''New Jersey Secretary of State'' "Partisan Office Candidate Requirements]</ref>.
 
* Obtain 100 signatures via petition and submit the signatures to the [[New Jersey Secretary of State]]<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/candidate_pdf/partisan-candidate-requirements-110410.pdf ''New Jersey Secretary of State'' "Partisan Office Candidate Requirements]</ref>.
 
* Disclose any criminal convictions<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/candidate_pdf/memo-assembly-crim-disc4-8-05.pdf ''New Jersey Secretary of State'' "Memo to General Assembly and Senate Candidates on Criminal Disclosure", April 8, 2005]</ref>.
 
* Disclose any criminal convictions<ref>[http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/candidate_pdf/memo-assembly-crim-disc4-8-05.pdf ''New Jersey Secretary of State'' "Memo to General Assembly and Senate Candidates on Criminal Disclosure", April 8, 2005]</ref>.
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==Impact of redistricting==
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[[File:NJ Legislative Districts 2011-2010.jpg|thumb|This is the final map as approved by the New Jersey redistricting commission. These districts will be in place until 2020.]]
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::''See also: [[Redistricting in New Jersey]]''
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey's population increased from 8,414,350 to 8,791,894 between 2000 and 2010.<ref>[http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/dc10_thematic/2010_Profile/2010_Profile_Map_New_Jersey.pdf ''U.S. Census Bureau,'' "2010 Census: New Jersey Profile," Accessed January 14, 2013]</ref>
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The New Jersey Redistricting Commission is responsible for redistricting. This is one of 11 commissions nationwide that is responsible for redistricting. This '''redistricting commission''' is comprised of 10 members, chosen by the following:
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*5 by the Chairperson of the state [[Democratic Party]]
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*5 by the Chairperson of the state [[Republican Party]]
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If a plan is not in place, the [[Judgepedia:New Jersey Supreme Court|New Jersey Supreme Court]] selects an 11th member.  For the third consecutive decade, Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal was chosen as the tie-breaking member.  Rosenthal was unable to get the commission to agree on a compromise map and therefore had to cast a tie-breaking vote.  He ultimately went with the Democrats' map, stating that it "reflected the current distribution of partisan preferences in New Jersey."<ref>[http://www.northjersey.com/news/politics/040311_NJ_redistricting_panel_OKs_new_map_drawn_by_Democrats.html ''North Jersey.com'' "New Jersey redistricting panel OKs new map drawn by Democrats," April 3, 2011]</ref>
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Among the changes to the map:<ref>[http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2011/04/redistricting_theres_got_to_be.html ''Star Ledger'' "Redistricting: There's got to be a better way," April 5, 2011]</ref>
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*Somerset County would now be split among four districts. Before, it was in two.
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*The new 12th district included parts of Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington and Middlesex counties.
  
 
==List of candidates==
 
==List of candidates==

Revision as of 12:25, 14 January 2013

Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly will consist of a primary election on June 4, 2013, and a general election on November 5, 2013.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is April 1, 2013. The deadline for objections to nomination petitions for primary election candidates is April 5, 2013. Independent candidates wishing to run in the general election are required to submit their nomination petitions by June 4, 2013. The deadline for objections to nomination petitions for independent general election candidates is June 10, 2013.[1][2]

Nomination petitions must contain the signatures of at least 100 voters in the legislative district. Candidates are required to disclose any criminal convictions.[3]

Majority control

Heading into the November 5 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the New Jersey General Assembly:


New Jersey General Assembly
Party As of November 4, 2013 After the 2013 Election
     Democratic Party 48 48
     Republican Party 32 32
Total 80 80

Qualifications

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

  • 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[4].
  • Disclose any criminal convictions[5].

Impact of redistricting

This is the final map as approved by the New Jersey redistricting commission. These districts will be in place until 2020.
See also: Redistricting in New Jersey

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New Jersey's population increased from 8,414,350 to 8,791,894 between 2000 and 2010.[6]

The New Jersey Redistricting Commission is responsible for redistricting. This is one of 11 commissions nationwide that is responsible for redistricting. This redistricting commission is comprised of 10 members, chosen by the following:

If a plan is not in place, the New Jersey Supreme Court selects an 11th member. For the third consecutive decade, Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal was chosen as the tie-breaking member. Rosenthal was unable to get the commission to agree on a compromise map and therefore had to cast a tie-breaking vote. He ultimately went with the Democrats' map, stating that it "reflected the current distribution of partisan preferences in New Jersey."[7]

Among the changes to the map:[8]

  • Somerset County would now be split among four districts. Before, it was in two.
  • The new 12th district included parts of Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington and Middlesex counties.

List of candidates

Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2013.

See also

References