2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 19 - ELECTIONS
Section 19:27A-3 - Definitions

NJ Rev Stat § 19:27A-3 (2013) What's This?

19:27A-3. Definitions
3. As used in this act:

"circulator" means an individual, whether paid or unpaid, who solicits signatures for a recall petition;

"elected official" means any person holding the office of United States Senator or member of the United States House of Representatives elected from this State, or any person holding a State or local government office which, under the State Constitution or by law, is filled by the registered voters of a jurisdiction at an election, including a person appointed, selected or otherwise designated to fill a vacancy in such office, but does not mean an official of a political party;

"jurisdiction" means the electoral jurisdiction, including but not limited to the State, or any county or municipality thereof, within which the voters reside who are qualified to vote for an elected official who is sought to be recalled;

"notice of intention" means the notice filed with the recall election official by a recall committee for the purpose of initiating a recall effort;

"recall committee" means a committee formed by persons sponsoring the recall of an elected official which represents the sponsors and signers of a recall petition in matters relating to the recall effort;

"recall election" means an election held for the purpose of allowing the voters of a jurisdiction to decide whether an elected official shall be recalled from office;

"recall election official" means the official authorized by law to receive nominating petitions for an elective office, except that with respect to the recall of the county clerk, it means the Secretary of State;

"recall petition" means a petition prepared and circulated by a recall committee as provided by this act for the purpose of gathering a sufficient number of valid signatures of registered voters to cause a recall election to be called; and

"sponsors" means the proponents of a recall effort who establish a recall committee.


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