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Apr 09, 2020

2020 Primary Election Postponed, Spawning National and Local Changes

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 120 yesterday, which has postponed the 2020 Primary Election on June 2 to July 7.

The order includes the postponement of primaries for president, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and county and municipal elections, as well as county committee elections in Monmouth County.

The statutory primary election deadlines that are scheduled to occur after April 11 will be changed and calculated by using the July 7 election date. This would not affect any deadlines that have already passed or that will pass prior to April 11. The executive order states that the only exception is the deadline for the change of party affiliation declaration filing which was scheduled for April 8 and will be moved to May 13.

Based on the new primary election date of July 7, the voter registration deadline for the election will be June 16, and the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot will be June 30.

Independent candidate petitions will be due by 4 pm on July 7, and the electronic signature and submission requirements mandated in the governor’s Executive Order No. 105 for primary candiates will be extended to these independent candidate petitions.

For more information, visit, download the free Monmouth County Votes mobile app or call the County Clerk’s Elections Division at 732-431-7790 with any questions.