New Jersey signature requirements

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This page details New Jersey signature requirements. In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

Partisan candidates for U.S. Senate must submit 1,000 signatures. [1]

Independent candidates for U.S. Senate must submit 800 signatures.[2]

U.S. House

Partisan candidates for U.S. House must submit 200 signatures.[1]

Independent candidates for U.S. House must submit 50 signatures.[2]

Filing deadlines

2014

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 U.S. Congress elections

The 2014 filing deadline for all candidates is March 31, 2014.[3]

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

The deadline for all candidates to submit signatures and file for the primary election was April 2, 2012.[4]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

Governor

Partisan candidates for Governor must submit at least 1,000 signatures, be a resident of New Jersey for at least 7 years previous, and be a U.S. citizen for the past 20 years.[1]

Independent candidates for Governor must submit at least 800 signatures, be a resident of New Jersey for the past 7 years at least, and be a U.S. citizen for the past 20 years.[2]

State legislature

State Senate

Partisan candidates for State Senate must submit at least 100 signatures, be a U.S. citizen, and be a resident of New Jersey for the past 4 years.[1] The guidelines are the same for Independent candidates.[2]

State House

Partisan candidates for State House must submit at least 100 signatures, be a U.S. citizen, and be a resident of New Jersey for the past 2 years.[1] The guidelines are the same for Independent candidates.[2]

Filing deadlines

2014

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections

New Jersey will not conduct elections for any state offices in 2014.

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections

New Jersey did not conduct elections for any state offices in 2012.

Ballot measures

New Jersey
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New Jersey ballot measures come in one way. This is:

See also

External links

References