2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 19 - ELECTIONS
Section 19:27-11 - Filling vacancies in county, municipal offices.


NJ Rev Stat § 19:27-11 (2013) What's This?

19:27-11 Filling vacancies in county, municipal offices.

19:27-11. In the event of any vacancy in any county or municipal office, except for the office of a member of the board of chosen freeholders, which vacancy shall occur after the 70th day preceding the primary election for the general election and on or before the 70th day preceding the general election, each political party may select a candidate for the office in question in the manner prescribed in R.S.19:13-20 for selecting candidates to fill vacancies among candidates nominated at primary elections for the general elections. A statement of such selection shall be filed with the county clerk not later than the close of business of the 55th day preceding the date of the general election.

Besides the selection of candidates by each political party as before provided, candidates may also be nominated by petition in a similar manner as herein provided for direct nomination by petition for the general election but the petition shall be filed with the county clerk at least 64 days prior to such general election.

When the vacancy occurs in a county office the county clerk shall forthwith give notice thereof to the chairman of the county committee of each political party and in counties of the first class to the county board, and in case the vacancy occurs in a municipal office the municipal clerk shall forthwith give notice thereof to the county clerk, the chairman of the county committee of each political party and in counties of the first class the county board.

The county clerk shall print on the ballots for the territory affected, in the personal choice column, the title of office and leave a proper space under such title of office; and print the title of office and the names of such persons as have been duly nominated, in their proper columns.

amended 1951, c.119, s.1; 1972, c.181, s.3; 1981, c.429, s.6; 1985, c.92, s.28; 1988, c.126, s.6; 1990, c.33, s.1; 2005, c.136, s.40; 2011, c.37, s.19; 2011, c.134, s.38.


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