MUNICIPAL ELECTION - BOROUGH OF RED BANK - MAY 9, 2023
INFORMATION ON REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDACY & PETITIONS
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, 2022
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.
If you have any questions, please contact this office at 732-530-2760.
Laura Reinertsen, RMC, CMR, AHP