2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:61-2 - Elected Officers

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 40A:61-2 (2017)

40A:61-2. Elected Officers

a. (1) The mayor shall be elected by the voters of the city at large and serve for a term of four years and until his successor shall have qualified;

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions set out in paragraph (1) of subsection a. of this section, any city which elected its mayor for a two or three year term prior to the effective date of this act shall continue to elect its mayor for that term, until such time as the city has adopted by referendum of the voters the provisions of this act.

b. (1) The council shall consist of seven members; six shall be elected from two wards for staggered three year terms and one shall be elected at large for a four year term. The terms of the councilmen elected from wards shall be arranged, by lot if necessary, so that the terms of two councilmen, one from each ward, shall expire at the end of each year.

(2) Any city which, prior to the effective date of this act, had a council whose method of election, composition, or tenure of its membership differed in any way from the provisions of paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section shall continue to be governed by those provisions which determined the council's method of election, composition or tenure of its membership prior to the effective date of this act, until such time as the city has adopted, by referendum of the voters, the provisions of this act.

c. No city shall elect any officers other than the mayor and council.

d. There shall be held annually, at the time provided by law for holding general elections an election for city officers. (Source: R.S. 40:108-1.)

L. 1987, c. 314, s. 1.

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