On July 13, Governor Phil Murphy announced the suspension of statutory provisions that would have required annual municipal and county party committee meetings to occur the following week and will instead require municipal party committee meetings to be held on July 27th, the first Monday after the election results are certified, and county party committee meetings to be held on July 28th, the first Tuesday after the election results are certified. The order also postpones all upcoming scheduled elections, including special elections that would occur before November 3rd, to the November 3rd General Election.
“In light of the mostly VBM (Vote by Mail) primary that was held due to the COVID-19 pandemic, postponing annual municipal and county party committee meetings is a necessary step to take, as some local elections have yet to be decided,” said Governor Murphy. “Given ongoing public health challenges, we have also decided to postpone all upcoming scheduled elections to November 3rd to ensure that New Jersey voters can exercise their right to vote safely.”
“As we continue to face this public health crisis, we are working to ensure free, fair, and safe elections for all New Jersey voters,” said Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “Moving all special elections to November will allow county election officials the time and flexibility needed to address the unique safety and security challenges posed when conducting an election during an ongoing pandemic.”
Copy of Executive Order No. 164