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Voter Resource: NJ Spotlight 2016 Election Guide

2016 IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES (April - November)*

April 4 Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Primary Election
(before 4:00 p.m. on or before 64th day prior to election)
April 13 Deadline for Change of Party Affiliation Declaration Forms for Primary Election to be Filed with County Commissioners of Registration
(55 days before election)
May 17 Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election
(21 days before election)
May 31 Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election
(not less than 7 days prior to election)
June 1 Mailing of Sample Ballots for Primary Election
(on or before 12 noon on Wednesday preceding election)
June 6 Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for Primary Election
(up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election)
June 7 Primary Election Day
(Tuesday after first Monday in June)
June 7  Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Independent Candidates (except for Independent Electors of President and Vice President) for General Election
(before 4:00 p.m. of the day of the primary election)
July 25  Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for School Election Candidates
for General Election
(last Monday in July)
Aug. 1 Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Independent Electors of President and Vice President
for General Election
(before 4:00 p.m. of the 99th day preceding the general election)
Sept. 6  Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for Municipal Non-Partisan Candidates to be voted at the November General Election
(on or before 64th prior to election)
Oct. 18  Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
(21 days before election)
Nov. 1  Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election
(not less than 7 days prior to election)
Nov. 2  Mailing of Sample Ballots for General Election
(on or before 12 noon on Wednesday preceding the election)
Nov. 4  Deadline for Application to Receive General Election Mail-In Ballots
by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and
Military Voters
(4th day before election)
Nov. 7  Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election
(up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election)
Nov. 8  General Election
(Tuesday after first Monday in November)
Nov. 8  Deadline for Submission of General Election Mail-In Ballots to
County Boards of Election
(by 8:00 p.m. on the day of election)

*Source: New Jersey Division of Elections
Full 2016 Primary Election Timeline available here.
Full 2016 General Election Timeline available here.