IMPORTANT DATES IN 2019

OCTOBER

October 15
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election (21 days before election)
N.J.S.A. 19:31-6

October 15
Mandated Evening Voter Registration Available for General Election in Offices of County Commissioners of Registration (optional for Municipal Clerks) (21 days before election)
N.J.S.A. 19:31-2

October 22
Deadline for Filing of Challenger Appointments for General Election (second Tuesday preceding election)
N.J.S.A. 19:7-3

October 27 – November 2
Publication of Notice of General Election by County Boards of Election (once during the calendar week prior to election)
N.J.S.A. 19:12-7

October 29
Publication of Challenge and Complaint Procedures for General Election by County Boards of Election (7 days before election)
N.J.S.A. 19:12-9

October 29
Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for General Election (not less than 7 days prior to election)
N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

October 30
Mailing of Sample Ballots for General Election (on or before 12 noon on Wednesday preceding the election)
N.J.S.A. 19:14-25

NOVEMBER

November 1
Deadline for Application to Receive General Election Mail-In Ballots by Electronic Means for Qualified Overseas Civilian and Military Voters (4th day before election)
N.J.S.A. 19:59-4

November 4 – by 3:00 p.m.
Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for General Election (up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election)
N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

November 4
Publication of Challenge and Complaint Procedures for General Election by County Boards of Election (1 day before election)
N.J.S.A. 19:12-9

November 5
Last Day for Testing of Electronic Scanning Equipment for Tabulation of Paper Ballots for General Election (day of election)(notice to be given 48 hours prior to the start of testing)
N.J.S.A. 19:53A-8

November 5
General Election (Tuesday after first Monday in November)
N.J.S.A. 19:2-3, N.J.S.A. 19:15-2

November 5
Deadline for Post Office Receipt of Mail-In Ballots from the General Election

November 5
Deadline for in Person Submission of General Election Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election (by 8:00 p.m. on the day of election)
N.J.S.A. 19:63-16

November 6 – November 22
Impoundment Period for Voting Machines Used in the General Election (17 days following election) (to comply with P.L. 2018, c.72)
N.J.S.A. 19:52-6

November 7
Deadline for Receipt of Timely Mailed Postmarked Mail-In Ballots to County Boards of Election (no later than 48 hours after the time of the closing of the polls for the election)
N.J.S.A. 19:63-16

November 13
Meeting of County Board of Canvassers for General Election (8 days after the election)
N.J.S.A. 19:19-1; N.J.S.A. 19:19-4; N.J.S.A. 19:19-6

November 18
Deadline for County Clerk to transmit Official General Election Results to the Secretary of State (3 days after the meeting of the board)
N.J.S.A. 19:19-13

November 22
Deadline for Recount Applications for General Election (within 17 days after election)
N.J.S.A. 19:28-1

November 22
Deadline for Applications for Recheck of Voting Machines Used in the General Election (within 17 days after election) (to comply with P.L. 2018, c.72)
N.J.S.A. 19:52-6

November 22
Deadline for Preparation of Emergency and Provisional Ballot Reports by Each County Board of Election for the General Election (within 17 days after the election or 3 days after the certification of the results of the election)
N.J.S.A. 19:53B-21, N.J.S.A. 19:53C-21

DECEMBER

December 3
Municipal Non-Partisan Run-Off Election (Tuesday next after the first Monday in December)
N.J.S.A. 40:45-19

December 5
Deadline for Meeting of Board of State Canvassers to Certify General Election Results (on or before the 30th day after election)
N.J.S.A. 19:21-1

December 7
Deadline for Filing of Election Contest Petitions for General Election (not later than 32 days after election)
N.J.S.A. 19:29-3

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