Important Dates

DEADLINE FOR CHANGE OF PARTY AFFILIATION FORMS WEDNESDAY APRIL 13, 2022 till 4:30 pm (55 Days Before an Election N.J.S.A. 19:23-45)

Notice to “INDEPENDENT” voters:  As of January 1, 2006 voters previously declared as “INDEPENDENT” are by law now classified as “UNAFFILIATED”.  An unaffiliated voter may declare their affiliation with a political party by filing a Declaration of Party Affiliation form. They may vote in the Primary Election. An unaffiliated voter may chose instead to declare affiliation with either the Republican or Democrat Party at the polling place on the day of Primary Election.

Who MUST File:

  • You must file a Declaration of Party Affiliation form if you wish to vote in the Primary Election of a political party other than with which you are currently affiliated.

You DO NOT need to file if:

  • You are currently affiliated with the political party in whose Primary you wish to vote.
  • You have never declared a political party and have never previously voted in a Primary Election, (unaffiliated), you may declare your party affiliation at the polls on Election Day. Your choice of party can then be changed only if you complete a Declaration of Party Affiliation form and file it with this office.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR  PRIMARY ELECTION – TUESDAY MAY 17, 2022 till 9:00 pm (21 days prior to election N.J.S.A 19:31-6)

*Primary Election Challenger request forms: Deadline for Filing Challenger Appointments Tuesday, May 24, 2022
(second Tuesday preceding election N.J.S.A. 19:7-3)  *under current law the Primary Election is held only for the Republican and Democrat parties. N.J.S.A. 19:5-1

Primary Election: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – Polls Open 6am-8pm

All regular April School Elections in Salem County are now held in November with the General Election.

General Election Registration Deadline*: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – Polls Open 6am-8pm
*Registration Deadline: Date to register by and/or change address. Board of Elections office open till 9pm
All regular April School Elections in Salem County are now held in November with the General Election

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