Elections

PLEASE READ – Election Department Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

Due to concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Clerk’s Office Election Department is closed to the public until further notice.

Please read this press release for complete information.

2021 Primary Election Candidates

Click here for the unofficial Primary Election Candidates. The lists will be updated as our office receives new information.

2021 Primary Election Timeline

Please click this link in order to view the 2021 Primary Election Timeline. Please be advised that with the ongoing pandemic, this schedule may change.

Election Night Reporting Website

Visit MorrisElectionResults.org for election results! View our user guide here.

What We Do

  • Receive Mail-In Ballot requests and process them
  • Send out Mail-In Ballots
  • Offer in-person early voting for all elections in the County, along with extended hours on certain days prior to Primary and General Elections
  • Design and print Mail-In, Emergency, Provisional, Voting Machine and Sample Ballots
  • Distribute petitions for county and local offices, State Committee, November School Board candidates, Independent candidates and County Committee
  • Collect petitions for county offices, November School Board candidates, State Committee and Independent candidates
  • Tabulate election results on election night
  • Certify the election results to the NJ Division of Elections
  • Assist in the process of filing Financial Disclosure Statements that are required for certain public employees and officials
  • Work closely with the 39 municipalities in Morris County and the Board of Elections to ensure that the entire election process runs smoothly

Forms

*Email FPCAs to [email protected] or fax to 973-285-5233

Primary Election Petitions

PLEASE NOTE: The single signature sheets are intended to supplement the regular petitions found below. The candidate information on the first page as well as the Certificate of Acceptance and Oath of Allegiance within the regular petition must be completed. Circulators must still fill in their information if any in-person signatures were collected by them. Petitions must be filed with the appropriate Municipal or County Clerk by Monday, April 5th, at 4:00pm, however they may be submitted electronically instead of in-person. Please contact their office for more information.

INSTRUCTIONS & VIDEO DEMONSTRATION FOR PRIMARY ELECTION ELECTRONIC PETITIONS:

Please visit the NJ Division of Elections website for instructional videos and other information regarding the electronic petitions.

Instructions for Single Signature Electronic Primary Election Petitions

PRIMARY ELECTION ELECTRONIC PETITIONS:

PRIMARY ELECTION TRADITIONAL PETITIONS & INSTRUCTIONS:

General Election Petitions

INSTRUCTIONS & VIDEO DEMONSTRATION FOR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES, GENERAL ELECTION ELECTRONIC PETITIONS:

PLEASE NOTE: The single signature sheets are intended to supplement the regular petitions found below. The candidate information on the first page as well as the Certificate of Acceptance and Oath of Allegiance within the regular petition must be completed. Circulators must still fill in their information if any in-person signatures were collected by them. Petitions must be filed with the County Clerk by Tuesday, June 8th, at 4:00pm, however they may be submitted electronically instead of in-person. Please contact our Elections Department at 973-285-6066 for more information.

Please visit the NJ Division of Elections website for instructional videos and other information regarding the electronic petitions.

GENERAL ELECTION ELECTRONIC PETITIONS, INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES:

GENERAL ELECTION INDEPENDENT PETITION & REQUIREMENTS:

Election Candidate Financial Filing Procedures

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