Earlier today (Thursday, March 19) Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 105 regarding upcoming elections against the backdrop of the State of Emergency in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To summarize, all March and April elections will be moved to Tuesday, May 12. Petitions may still be filed in person if complete but going forward the petition process will be moved online. An online petition form will be set up online and the March 30 deadline will remain in place. The May elections will be conducted through Vote-By-Mail with VBM ballots automatically sent to all voters. More details are at Elections.NJ.Gov
The June primary is not impacted, except for the petition process.
The Governor also announced the closure of personal care businesses at 8 p.m. tonight, such as barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, and massage parlors.
In addition, if your municipality is considering takes steps that go beyond either Executive Order 104 or Executive Order 105, please reach out in advance to your contact in the Governor’s IGA office.
If you don’t know who your contact is, please contact Mike Cerra at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will pass it along to the IGA office.