RUN FOR OFFICE
Are you interested in running for office?
Do you know someone who should be running for office?
Cape May County Democrats are always looking for potential candidates to run for local office. We are looking for local leaders. We are looking for people who know their town. We are looking for people who are committed to improving the quality of life for all residents. We are interested in people who have an interest in politics and want a chance to make a difference. Great candidates include:
Emergency Services Volunteers
Volunteer Board Members
Successful Small Business Owners
Are you interested in standing up for your community and strengthen our community? Local issues impact our lives often, especially issues like property taxes, local public safety, or educating our children. Running for Town Council, Committee, or Mayor isn't easy but it's one of the most important things we can do for our community. Democratic leaders are focused on local issues and improving the quality of life for their residents.
2020 ELECTION DEADLINES
MONDAY, MARCH 4th 4:00 PM
PRIMARY ELECTION PETITION FILING DEADLINE
Primary Election nominating petition filing deadline in New Jersey (NJSA 19:23-14).
Candidates for federal or state offices must file with the NJ Division of Elections.
Candidates for the offices of
(1) Sheriff, (1) County Clerk and (2) Freeholder* must file with the County Clerk.
County Committee and municipal candidates must file with the Municipal Clerk:
There will be two County Committee positions on the Primary Ballot for each of the 127 election districts in the county as well as positions for
(2) Dennis Township Committee
Lower Township Mayor, Council at Large and possibly an unexpired Ward Council
(1) Middle Township Committee
North Wildwood Ward 1 Council, Ward 2 Council
(2) Stone Harbor Mayor, Council
(1) Upper Township Committee
(2) Woodbine Council
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1st 4:30 PM
SLOGANS AND BRACKETING REQUESTS DEADLINE
*Candidates filing a joint petition for Freeholder are requested to file a letter appointing a campaign manager in accordance with NJSA 19:49-2. The named campaign manager must file a written acceptance with the County Clerk. Requests for bracketing with the Freeholder candidates (who filed a joint petition) will be forwarded to the named campaign manager.
Candidates requesting bracketing in the same column and using the same slogan (NJSA 19:49-2). Federal, state, county and municipal candidates using the same designation or slogan must notify the County Clerk in writing of their request to be bracketed with (placed in the same column) within 2 days after the deadline for filing petitions. Email communication to the County Clerk is accepted.
Slogan requests on petitions for County Committee as well as petitions for municipal and county offices will be considered as requests for bracketing with the Freeholder candidates using the same slogan (of up to six words) - example given but not limited to
“Cape May County Regular Republican Organization”
“Cape May County Regular Democratic Organization”
The County Clerk will forward bracketing requests to the Freeholder candidates’ campaign manager. The campaign manager must file his/her consent or disapproval of bracketing requests in writing within two days of receiving said notification (NJSA 19:49-2).
Friday, April 10th 3:00 p.m.
BALLOT DRAWING FOR CANDIDATE PLACEMENT DEADLINE
The position for candidates on the election ballot deadline. (NJSA 19:23-24). The County Clerk’s Office will open its doors at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10. County Offices are otherwise closed in observance of Good Friday.
Candidates (for the same office and jurisdiction) filing a joint petition will be listed on the ballot in the same order as their joint petition.
The result of the ballot drawing will be posted to Cape May County Votes . Copies of the Mail-in-Ballots will be posted to that website by April 17.
Friday, April 17th
MAILING OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS
In compliance with the Federal Move Act the County Clerk will commence mailing of the Mail-In Ballots on Friday, April 17. The ballots will begin to arrive in voters’ mailboxes starting on Saturday, April 18.
Visit the Chronological Election Timeline from the Division of Elections
for more important dates.
The following is a list of available vacancies Cape May County Democrats are actively seeking qualified and passionate people to fill for the 2020 elections.
FEDERAL AND STATE VACANCIES
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES - 1 position available
UNITED STATES SENATE - 1 positions available
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - 1 positions available
SHERIFF - 1 position available
COUNTY CLERK - 1 position available
FREEHOLDER - 2 positions available
COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL VACANCIES
1 position available for each title
CAPE MAY POINT
Council Ward 1
Council Ward 2
1st Ward Council
2nd Ward Council
3rd Ward Council
4th Ward Council
Contact the Cape May County Democrats and we will help you every step of the way!