2018 Election Dates

Note: All Morris County School Board Elections are now held in November, along with the General Election.

Primary Election

  • April 2: Petition filing deadline for Primary Election.
  • April 11: Last day to file Change of Party Affiliation declaration form for the Primary Election.
  • May 15: Last day to register to vote in the June Primary Election. Board of Elections office open until 9 p.m.
    Last day to file a change of residence application.
  • May 22: On or before this date, applications for appointment of challengers for Primary Election shall be filed with the County Board of Elections.
  • May 29: Last day to apply for a Vote by Mail (formerly civilian absentee ballot) application by mail (for the Primary Election)
  • May 30: Mailing of sample ballots for Primary Election.
  • June 1: A qualified overseas voter who wishes to receive a faxed federal ballot for the Primary Election, must apply to the county clerk no later than the fourth day before the Primary Election.
  • June 4: A Mail-in Ballot Voter, who fails to apply by mail 7 days prior to the election, may apply in person to the County Clerk for a Mail-in Ballot on any day up to 3:00 p.m. the day before the election.
  • June 5: Primary Election Day. Polls open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • June 20: Recount application deadline for Primary Election.

NJ Primary Elections Chronological Guide

General Election

  • August 13: Drawing of ballot position for General Election candidates.
  • October 16: Last day to register to vote in the November General Election. Board of Elections office open until 9 p.m.
    Last day to file a change of residence application.
  • October 23: On or before this date, applications for appointment of challengers for General Election shall be filed with the County Board of Elections.
  • October 30: Last day to apply for a Vote by Mail (formerly civilian absentee ballot) application by mail (for the General Election)
  • October 31: Mailing of sample ballots for General Election.
  • November 2: A qualified overseas voter who wishes to receive a faxed federal ballot for the General Election, must apply to the county clerk no later than the fourth day before the general election.
  • November 5: A Mail-in Ballot voter, who fails to apply by mail 7 days prior to the election, may apply in person to the County Clerk for a Mail-in Ballot on any day up to 3:00 p.m. the day before the election.
  • November 6: General Election Day. Polls open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • November 21: Recount application deadline for General Election.

NJ General Election Chronological Guide