For those individuals seeking to run in the June 8 Democratic or Republican Primary Elections, they have until 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, Monday, April 5 to file their nominating petitions.

In the gubernatorial race, candidates need to collect 1,000 signatures.  With a little more than 24 hours remaining, Governor Phil Murphy has no challengers on the Democratic side, while presumptive Republican candidate, former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has no GOP opponent.

Due to the coronavirus, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order allowing petition filings either in person or online as a way to lessen the spread of COVID-19.  Candidates for Governor or the New Jersey Legislature must file their petitions tomorrow with the Division of Elections in Trenton, at the New Jersey Museum auditorium, located at 205 West State Street, or online by visiting their website.

If you want to file for county office, you must file nominating petitions with your County Clerk.  Municipal candidates must file with their local Municipal Clerk.  Not all counties or municipalities have the same offices up for election.

All 160 New Jersey Assembly seats are up for grabs.  All 80 State Senate seats are as well.

In Hudson County, all eyes will be on the Democratic Assembly race in the 31st Legislative District, where incumbent Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti is running for  re-election to a fourth term off of the Hudson County Democratic Organization line after not being endorsed for re-election.  The HCDO chose to support newcomer William B. Sampson lV, a longshoreman and crane operator at Bayonne’s Container Terminal.