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2016 Important Election Dates

School Board Election (3rd Tuesday in April) - April 19, 2016

To be held in: Irvington and Newark.

  • Last day to file petitions  (50 days prior to election), February 29, 2016
  • Last day for registration and transfer (21 days prior to election), March 29, 2016
  • Last day to apply by mail for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot (7 days prior to election), April 12, 2016
  • NOTE: The following Municipalities have moved their School Board Elections to the General Election in November: Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell/ West Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Millburn, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, South Orange/Maplewood, Verona, West Orange and the West Essex Regional School District. (See below for Election Dates.)

Municipal Election Non-Partisan (2nd Tuesday in May) - May 10, 2016

To be held in: Belleville, Irvington, Montclair, Nutley, and Orange.

  • Last day to file petitions (64 days prior to election), March 7, 2016
  • Last day for registration and transfer (21 days prior to election), April 19, 2016
  • Last day to apply by mail for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot (7 days prior to election), May 3, 2016

Primary Election (1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in June) - June 7, 2016

  • Last day to file petitions for June Primary (64 days prior to election), April 4, 2016
  • Last day for Party Declaration (55 days prior to election), April 13, 2016
  • Last day for registration and transfer (21 days prior to election), May 17, 2016
  • Last day to apply by mail for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot (7 days prior to election), May 31, 2016

General Election (1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in November) - November 8, 2016

  • Last day to file Independent petitions, June 7, 2016
  • Last day to file School Board Election petitions (last Monday in July), July 25, 2016
  • Last day for registration and transfer (21 days prior to election), October 18, 2016
  • Last day to apply by mail for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot (7 days prior to election), November 1, 2016
  • NOTE: The following Municipality has moved their Municipal Non-Partisan Election to the General Election in November: West Orange.
  • NOTE: The following Municipalities have moved their School Board Elections to the General Election in November: Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell/ West Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Millburn, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, South Orange/Maplewood, Verona, West Orange and the West Essex Regional School District.