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2009 Election Dates and Information

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Source: Union County Clerk's Office
Election Office
County Courthouse
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207
(908) 527-4996

June

MONDAY, JUNE 1
Before 3 pm. Last day to apply in person for an Absentee Ballot in Elizabeth.

MONDAY, JUNE 1
20-Day Post Municipal Election Campaign Finance Report due.
(IN TRENTON)

TUESDAY, JUNE 2
Petition filing deadline 4 pm for Independent candidates for the General Election.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2
Primary Election Day. Polls Open 6 am to 8 pm.

MONDAY, JUNE 8
Deadline for objections to Independent candidates nominating petitions for the General Election.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12
Deadline for Determination of Petition Challenge for Independent petitions.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
Deadline for Recount of the Primary Election. Application to be made with Judge of Superior Court.

MONDAY, JUNE 22
20-Day Post Primary Election Campaign Finance Report due.
(IN TRENTON)

July

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15
Continuing Political Action Committee 2nd Qtr; Campaign Finance Report due.
(IN TRENTON)

August

MONDAY, AUG 10
November General Election Ballot Position Drawing at 3 pm.

FRIDAY, AUG 21
Last day for a Municipal and/or County Governing Body to approve a proposition (Non-Binding Question) to appear on November General Election Ballot.

September

FRIDAY, SEPT 4
Last day for voters of a municipality to place a proposition
(Binding Question) on the November General Election Ballot.

FRIDAY, SEPT 4
Last day for an Independent Candidate to withdraw from the General Election Ballot.

THURSDAY, SEPT 10
Last day to fill a vacancy for an Independent candidate.

MONDAY, SEPT 14
Last day for a candidate nominated at the Primary Election to withdraw from the General Election.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 16
Last day to fill a vacancy of Primary Election nominees.

October

MONDAY, OCT 5
29-Day Pre-General Election Campaign Finance Report due.
(IN TRENTON)

TUESDAY, OCT 13
Last day to register to vote for the November General Election.

THURSDAY, OCT 15
Continuing Political Action Committee 3rd Qtr; Campaign Finance Report due.
(IN TRENTON)

TUESDAY, OCT 20
Deadline for filing of Appointments or Applications for Challengers with the Union County Board of Elections. For the General Election.

FRIDAY, OCT 23
11-Day Pre-General Election Campaign Finance Report due.
(IN TRENTON)

TUESDAY, OCT 27
Last day to apply by mail for an Absentee Ballot for the November General Election.

SATURDAY, OCT 31
Special opening of County Clerk’s Office, Elizabeth, to apply for an Absentee Ballot for the General Election from 9 am to 1 pm.

November

MONDAY, NOV 2
Before 3 pm. Last day to apply in person for an Absentee Ballot in Elizabeth.

TUESDAY, NOV 3
General Election Day. Polls Open 6 am to 8 pm.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 18
Deadline for Recount of the General Election. Application to be made with Judge of Superior Court.

MONDAY, NOV 23
20-Day Post General Election Campaign Finance Report due.
(IN TRENTON)

FYI: CHANGES IN ELECTION LAW
 
Paper record: Effective January 1, 2008, New Jersey will require voting machines to produce a voter-verified record for each vote cast that can be used in the event of a recount.
 
Primary: Beginning in January 2008, the Presidential Primary will take place the last Tuesday in February. The primaries for congressional and local offices will remain the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June.

League of Women Voters of Plainfield * P.O. Box 2900 * Plainfield, New Jersey 07062