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State and Federal Offices

Please visit the NJ Division of Elections for requirements and downloadable petitions.

County Offices

  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of 100 signatures (NJSA 19:23-8). 
  • Effective immediately as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, nominating petitions can be emailed to countyclerk@co.somerset.nj.us or faxed to 908-575-3930.
  • If you don’t have the means to email or fax your nominating petitions, in person appointments to drop off your petitions can be scheduled by calling 908-231-7013.

Municipal Offices

The minimum number of signatures varies by Municipality and Party (NJSA 19:23-8). Please view detailed list here.

County Committee

The minimum number of signatures varies by Election District and Party (NJSA 19:23-8). Only Republican County Committee is on the ballot in 2021. Please view detailed list here.

Board of Education

Candidates must obtain a minimum of 10 signatures (NJSA 19:60-7). You can also download the petition below and email it to your signers, who can print, sign, and scan the document to return to you. Bundle all your documents, along with the notarized back of the petition. You can email it to us (countyclerk@co.somerset.nj.us), fax it to 908-575-3930, or mail it to us at 20 Grove Street, Somerville NJ 08876. The deadline this year is 4pm on July 26 (the last Monday in July).

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