ELECTION DATES IN 2020
Last day to register to vote in General Election: October 13, 2020
Clerks office will be open until 9:00 pm to register
General Election: November 3, 2020 6:00 am to 8:00 pm **Executive Order No. 177 which requires a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election be mailed to every active, registered voter. This Executive Order aims to ensure voters preserve their constitutional right to vote while upholding the priority of public health during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Click here for more information on voting**
2020 General Election Sample Ballot. Click here
Are you registered to vote? Click here to find out.
Voters who have misplaced, made a mistake, or never received their mail-in ballot can come to the Passaic County Clerk’s Office, in Paterson or Wanaque, beginning Saturday, October 24, 2020 to pick up another ballot. Click here for dates.
Board Workers Needed. Want to be part of the Elections. Click here for application.
Three elections are held each year: the Primary, the General and the School Board.
To qualify to register to vote, one must:
be a citizen of the United States
be 18 years old or older by the date of the next election
have resided in the State of NJ and the county for 30 days by the day of the next Election.
A prospective voter may register in person at either the office of the County Superintendent of Elections, 311 Pennsylvania Ave, Paterson, or at the office of the Municipal Clerk in North Haledon. A mail-in registration form is available from the County Superintendent of Elections 973-881-4515, the Municipal Clerk 973-427-7793.
- change in name due to marriage, divorce or by judgment of a court
- change in residence
- If the voter has moved within the county and has not notified the commission of registration, they may go to their new polling site and vote by Provisional Ballot.
All registered voters receive in the mail from the County Superintendent of Elections a SAMPLE BALLOT containing the following information:
Voting machines are used in all elections throughout the community. Provision is made for write-in votes for individuals whose names do not appear on the ballot. The complete election code is contained in Title 19 of the New Jersey Statutes, available in the office of the Municipal Clerk or at: http://www.njlawnet.com/njstatutes.html
General Elections and Primaries
North Haledon holds General Elections on the same date that national elections are held, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Voting for national, state, county and local officials takes place at this time.
In NJ the Primary Election is held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. Voters select candidates from their own parties whom they want to have nominated for the General Election. New Jersey has what is known as a restricted Primary, that is, a voter must be a declared Democrat or Republican to vote in that Party's Primary. The only way to change party affiliation is to make a signed declaration at least 50 days preceding the Primary. Forms for this may be obtained from the Clerk's office. An undeclared voter may vote by declaring their party affiliation at the polling site.
Each party nominates its local candidates by petition which must be filed with the Municipal Clerk at least 64 days before the Primary. A candidate for local office must have been a resident and a registered voter for at least one year before running. If two or more candidates seek their party's nomination for any office, the choice is made at the Primary Election.
School Board Elections
The School Board Elections have been moved to the same date as the General Election in November.
School Board Election is looking for nominees for the vacancy of School Board. Click here for more information.