2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:62-2.1 - Voters may increase terms of certain mayors, council members.
40A:62-2.1 Voters may increase terms of certain mayors, council members.
1. a. The legal voters of any town in which the mayor and council members are elected for two-year terms of office, may by petition and referendum, require that the mayor and council members shall be elected for four-year terms of office.
b. Upon the submission to the town clerk of a petition, signed by at least fifteen per centum (15%) of the legal voters of the municipality who cast their votes in the municipality at the last election in which members of the General Assembly were elected, the proposition shall be submitted to the voters at the next general election. The proposition shall not be submitted more than once in any 10-year period.
c. The notice, advertisement and conduct of the referendum shall be in the same manner as for offices voted at the general election.
d. The proposition shall be submitted to the voters at the election in substantially the following form: "Shall the term of the mayor and council members in ...............(name of town)............... be increased to four years?"
e. A canvass and return of the vote upon the proposition shall be made by the election officers in the same manner as for officers voted for at the general election, and a majority of all the votes cast upon the proposition in favor of the proposition shall be sufficient to adopt it.
L.1991, c.227, s.1; amended 2009, c.339, s.6.