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Municipal Election - Nomination Petition Information

2023 Candidate Election Packets

MUNICIPAL ELECTION - BOROUGH OF RED BANK - MAY 9, 2023

INFORMATION ON REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDACY & PETITIONS

 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

 No person shall be eligible to become a candidate for any local elective office unless he/she is a United States citizen, registered to vote in Red Bank, has been a resident of Red Bank for at least one year immediately prior to the date upon which the election for the office is to be held.

PETITIONS    Petitions must be filed on or before 4:00 P.M. – Monday, March 6, 2023

 Each signature shall be on a separate petition sheet and shall bear the name and address of the petitioner and shall be for no more than one candidate.

 Please be sure to have the individual that is signing the petition, sign the way they registered!

The candidate for office and their campaign manager shall file an oath that the statements made in the petitions are true and that each signature appended thereto is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be to the best of their knowledge and belief.

PETITIONS MUST BE FILED AS ONE INSTRUMENT - All accompanying documentation such as oaths of candidate and campaign manager, certificate of acceptance, bracketing for, if applicable, and six-word designation must be property completed and submitted at the same time that the actual petitions are filed.  PETITIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT SUCH DOCUMENTATION.

 **** It would be appreciated that when you think you have enough good petitions, you bring them to this office so we can check them.   This way if there is a defect, you have the time to obtain the required amount of petitions to be placed on the ballot.   Once you’ve officially filed, you cannot add petitions, only correct the ones that are deficient.  This would not mean that you are “officially” filing.   That happens when all the paperwork is turned in with your petitions.

 AMENDMENTS TO PETITIONS (N.J.S.A. 40:45-9)

 Petitions may be amended for defects until Thursday, March 9, 2023.  

No names may be added or changes made to the office that the candidate seeks after 4:00 P.M., Monday, March 6, 2023.

 NUMBER OF PETITIONS (N.J.S.A. 40:45-8) MAYOR AND COUNCIL

 Number of registered voters certified by the Commissioner of Registrations Office at the last General Election held in November 2022 was 7,741.  You will need 1% of that total number equaling 78 petitions signed by registered voters. 

2023 Municipal Election Timeline

CAMPAIGN FUNDING

As a candidate for the Municipal Election to be held in Red Bank on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, you are permitted spending in furtherance or aid of your candidacy.  You should familiarize yourself with the provisions of the New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act.  NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission

 YOU ARE ADVISED THAT BEFORE YOU CAN ACCEPT OR EXPEND ANY MONIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE FORTHCOMING ELECTION, YOU MUST FIRST APPOINT A CAMPAIGN TREASURER AND DESIGNATE ONE CAMPAIGN DEPOSITORY.  THIS IS DONE BY FILING THE NAME OF YOUR CAMPAIGN TREASURER AND CAMPAIGN DEPOSITORY WITH THE NEW JERSEY ELECTION LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION.  IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CANDIDATE TO ADHERE TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.

If you have any questions, please contact this office at 732-530-2740.

 Laura Reinertsen, RMC, CMR, AHP
 Borough Clerk

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