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Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Census:8,424,354 (2.99% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:15(2.79% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:13(2.99% of 435)
2010 Census:8,807,501 (2.84% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:14(2.60% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:12(2.76% of 435)
Capital:Trenton
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of New Jersey
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Ratified Articles of Confederation: 19 November 1778. this State formally adhered to the Articles on 26 November 1778 when the document was signed by its delegates to the Seventh Continental Congress
 Ratified Constitution of the United States: 18 December 1787
  The 3rd state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: NORTHEAST
 Region: Mid-Atlantic
 Survey: Metes & Bounds

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act: [None. One of the 13 original States which declared their independence from the nascent British Empire on 4 July 1776]
 
1st (1776-1844) [Adopted: 2 July 1776 "Provincial Congress" (a convention) convened, 26 May 1776, Ratified: 3 July 1776 not submitted to the People: date is that on which this Constitution was proclaimed]
2nd (1844-1947) [Adopted: 29 June 1844 Convention convened, 14 May 1844, Ratified: 13 August 1844 ratified by vote of 20,276 to 3,526; effective, 2 September 1844]
3rd (1948-) [Adopted: 10 September 1947 Convention convened, 12 June 1947, Ratified: 4 November 1947 ratified by a vote of 653,096 to 184,632; effective, 1 January 1948]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  President of the State Senate (--2009) [prior to the creation of the Lt. Governor position (first elected in 2009), became "acting Governor" only and had to remain a member of the State Senate in order to hold such position; next in the line of succession (only where the office of State Senate President were itself vacant) was the Speaker of the General Assembly (who, likewise, would have to remain a member of that body during his/her tenure as 'acting Governor').]
  Lieutenant Governor (2010--) [next in line of succession: President of the State Senate, followed by Speaker of the General Assembly, still subject to the reservations [that is, remaining in their respective legislative body while serving as, in their cases, 'acting Governor'] which existed prior to the creation of the office of Lt. Gov.; however, if someone has served as 'acting Governor' continuously for at least 180 days without the election of a new Governor, that person then becomes 'Governor' in full name and title.
"The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected conjointly and for concurrent terms by the legally qualified voters of this State, and the manner of election shall require each voter to cast a single vote for both offices. The candidate of each political party for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor shall be selected by the candidate of that party nominated for election to the office of Governor. The selection of the candidate for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor shall be made within 30 days following the nomination of the candidate for election to the office of Governor. A person shall not seek election to both offices simultaneously. The joint candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be elected; but if two or more joint candidacies shall be equal and greatest in votes, one set of joint candidates shall be elected by the vote of a majority of all the members of both houses in joint meeting at the regular legislative session next following the election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor by the people. Contested elections for the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be determined in such manner as may be provided by law." [Article V, Section I, paragraph 4: New Jersey State Constitution (as amended)]]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Lieutenant Governor (2010--): 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021. Office created effective with the Gubernatorial Election of 2009. Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; following his/her nomination, the Gubernatorial candidate has 30 days to select a running mate.

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  LEGISLATURE
 
Upper House
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Lower House
  General Assembly

Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Superior Court: Appellate Division
 


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  county [Type: Shared, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   TOWNSHIP [Type: Shared, Executive: Mayor, Legislative: COMMITTEE]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
 
Localities
    New Jersey Civil Divisions and Municipalities
   

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  Federal: Tuesday next after first Monday in November in even-numbered years.
State: Tuesday next after first Monday in November in odd-numbered years. [N.J.S.A. 19:2-3] ... the Secretary of State may change the date ... if the date coincides with a period of religious observance ... the secretary shall inform the ... boards of election of the adjustment no later than the first working day in January of the year in which the adjustments are to occur. (A3186, 25 September 2008) [19:2-1]
Presidential Primary   All States
  (2005-2007) The last Tuesday in February in Presidential election years (A30, SB1297 / S2402, 7 July 2005) [19:2-1]
  (2007-2008) The first Tuesday in February in Presidential election years (S2193, 1 April 2007) [19:2-1]
  (2009-2011) Presidential primary elections ... shall be held in each presidential year on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in February ... the Secretary of state may change the date ... if the date coincides with a period of religious observance ... the secretary shall inform the ... boards of election of the adjustment no later than the first working day in January of the year prior ... (A3186, 25 September 2008) [19:2-1]
  (2011--) Primary elections for delegates ... to national conventions of political parties and for the general election shall be held in each year on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in June (A3777, 26 September 2011) [19:2-1]. Delegates ... to the national conventions of the political parties shall be elected at the primary election to be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in June in that year. (A3777, 26 September 2011) [19:3-3]
State Primary   All States
  (1968-2011) The Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in June [19:2-1] ... the Secretary of State may change the date ... if the date coincides with a period of religious observance ... the secretary shall inform the ... boards of election of the adjustment no later than the first working day in January of the year in which the adjustments are to occur. (A3186, 25 September 2008) [19:2-1]
  (2011--) Primary elections for ... the general election shall be held in each year on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in June (A3777, 26 September 2011) [N.J.S.A. 19:2-1, N.J.S.A. 19:23-40].
Polling times   All States
  19:15-2. The district boards shall open the polls for such election at 6:00 A.M. and close them at 8:00 P.M., and shall keep them open during the whole day of election between these hours; except that for a school election the polls shall be open between the hours of 5:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. and during any additional time which the school board may designate between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M. [New Jersey Permanent Statutes]


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Constitution    All States
  http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/lawsconstitution/consearch.asp
Election Authority
  New Jersey Division of Elections
  New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission
Legislature    All States
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Democratic
  New Jersey Assembly Democratic Majority
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Third Party
  American Independents
  Conservative Party USA New Jersey
  Democratic-Republican Party (of New Jersey)
  Natural Law Party of New Jersey
  New Jersey Conservative Party
  New Jersey Independents
  New Jersey Libertarian Party
  Socialist Party of New Jersey
  The Constitution Party of New Jersey
  The Democratic-Republican Party of NJ
  The Green Party of New Jersey
  The Unity Party of New Jersey
Media & others
  Asbury Park Press
  centraljersey.com - Packet Publications - Princeton
  Courier-Post - Camden
  Daily Record - Morris County
  myCentralJersey - Courier News - Bridgewater, Home News Tribune - East Brunswick
  NJ.com- Everything Jersey Star-Ledger, Trenton Times, Jersey Journal and other NJ newspapers
  NJBiz.com
  NJTV - New Jersey Public Television - Englewood
  NorthJersey.com
  phillyBurbs.com
  PolitickerNJ.com
  Politics1.com - New Jersey
  Press of Atlantic City
  The New Jersey Herald - Sussex County
  the Trentonian
  The Westfield Leader
 
 


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