2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 19 - ELECTIONS
Section 19:3-2.1 - Election to office of Lieutenant Governor, certification.


NJ Rev Stat § 19:3-2.1 (2013) What's This?

19:3-2.1 Election to office of Lieutenant Governor, certification.

1. a. Pursuant to Article V, Section I, paragraph 4 of the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, a candidate for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor shall be elected conjointly with the candidate for election to the office of Governor of the same political party. 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 within 30 days following the certification of the candidate for election to the office of Governor, pursuant to subsection b. of R.S.19:13-22. In the event the 30th day occurs on a Saturday or Sunday, the selection shall be made as of the next succeeding business day. A candidate for the office of Lieutenant Governor shall be selected by a candidate who is seeking election to the office of Governor through direct nomination by petition within 30 days following the certification of the candidate for the office of Governor, pursuant to subsection b. of R.S.19:13-22.

b.Each candidate for election to the office of Governor shall immediately upon selection of the candidate for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor, file with the Secretary of State a statement, in a form required by the secretary, signed by the candidate and certifying the name and address of the person the gubernatorial candidate selects as the candidate for the office of Lieutenant Governor.

The candidate for the office of Lieutenant Governor shall provide such information along with that statement as may be required by the secretary and shall also certify that he or she:

(1)has not been convicted of any offense graded by Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes as a crime of the first, second, third or fourth degree, or any offense in any other jurisdiction which, if committed in this State, would constitute such a crime; or

(2)has been so convicted, in which case, the candidate shall disclose on the statement the crime for which convicted, the date and place of the conviction and the penalties imposed for the conviction. Such a candidate may, as an alternative, submit with the statement a copy of an official document that provides such information. If the candidate has been convicted of more than one criminal offense, such information about each conviction shall be provided. Records expunged pursuant to chapter 52 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes shall not be subject to disclosure.

c.In the event that the individual selected to be a candidate for the office of Lieutenant Governor by a candidate for the office of Governor resigns from, or otherwise vacates such candidacy, the replacement candidate for the office of Lieutenant Governor shall be selected by the candidate for election to the office of Governor, pursuant to Article V, Section I, paragraph 4 of the Constitution of the State of New Jersey.

d.Except as provided by a provision of Title 19 of the Revised States or by any other provision of the statutory law, any requirement concerning a candidate seeking election to the office of Governor contained in Title 19 shall apply equally to a candidate seeking election to the office of Lieutenant Governor.

L.2009, c.66, s.1.


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