The nominating petition filing deadline for the 2017 Primary Election is today, Monday, April 3 at 4 pm. Petitions for candidates need to be submitted on or before the 4 pm deadline to the County Clerk for countywide offices and to their respective local municipal clerks for local offices.

The Ballot Drawing for the 2017 Primary Election will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 3 pm.

The ballot drawing date was originally scheduled for April 14, which happens to be Good Friday. NJSA 19:11 states that if a filing date or performance of duty falls on any legal holiday, “such filing or performance of duty shall be effected upon the next following business day.” This would push the drawing back to Monday, April 17.

The primary election is Tuesday, June 6, 2017.