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2023 General information
The 2023 Petition Period for Municipal offices will run from February 14, 2023-March 7, 2023. Below, please find the petition packets to run for office
***PLEASE NOTE: after a recent Reestablishment of MDJ districts approved by the State Supreme Court, some MDJ district boundaries have changed and will be in effect for the 2023 Elections. Please click here to view which precincts are in each District.
List of offices to be nominated at the 2023 Municipal Primary Election
Petition Packet for County wide and non-incumbent MDJ Candidates
Petition Packet for Municipal and School Board Candidates
Petition Packet for incumbent MDJ Candidates
The last day for a candidate to withdraw who filed petitions for the Primary Election is 3/22. the withdraw form can be found here
Suggestions for petitioning during Covid-19:
The people who sign your petition need to be members of the same political party and live in the same precinct as you. COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines should be followed, and can be maintained in the following way:
1) Your petition can be signed by people you are socially connected to - you can make arrangements with them over the phone, via text message or via social media to determine the best time for them to meet you to sign your petition. You could leave the petition on their porch or patio and observe them signing it from the sidewalk or arrange to have them meet you at your house or a public outdoor space (like a park or shopping center). Wear a mask, provide a clean pen, and maintain social distancing during the transaction.
2) Consider leveraging community social media groups on Facebook or Nextdoor to meet potential signers virtually before setting up a time for them to safely sign your petition.
3) If possible, signers should be encouraged to use their own pens.
Click here to access information regarding campaign finance: