New Jersey Signature Requirements

Written by Nicolas Guillermo. Posted in New Jersey Activism


Signature Requirements:

  • Recalls: 25% of the voters who voted in the district in the last Gubernatorial election. 
  • Nominations: U.S. Senate and Governor: Partisan Candidates - 1000 signatures - Independent Candidates - 800 signatures U.S. House - 200 signatures, State Legislature: Partisan and Independent Party - 100 signatures. 
  • Local Initiative and Referenda: 10% to 15% of votes cast in the last election for the General Assembly. Only allowed in Atlantic, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer and Union
  • Deadlines: Referenda: 20 days after passage of the measure to be referred. Recalls: Governor - 320 days - Other Executive Offices - 160 days