Want to run for a seat on your local governing body or county commission in 2024? Don’t miss these deadlines

In order to be on the ballot in the Democratic or Republican primary election in 2024, candidates must file their petitions by 4 p.m. on March 25 at the latest.

If you are an independent candidate, you have until primary election day June 4, 2024 to file your petition with the county clerk.

In Princeton, voters will choose a mayor and two council members this year. The mayor serves a four-year term, while council members serve three-year terms.

Candidates for mayor and council (or other types of governing bodies such as township committees in some municipalities) must obtain petitions from the municipal clerk and file them with the municipal clerk.

Candidates for county commission must obtain petitions from the county clerk and file them with the county clerk.

Petitions for the school board must be filed with the county clerk by 4 p.m. on the last Monday in July. The petitions are available online closer to the filing deadline.

Candidates for state office must obtain and file petitions with the New Jersey Division of Elections.

For more information about filing to become a candidate for office in New Jersey, visit the state Division of Elections website.

Candidates who win the Democratic and Republican primary elections advance to the November general election.