Please follow these instructions to understand how to fill out the electronic petition: properly
1. Fill in your name and email by clicking the "Start Here" link below.
2. In the petition enter your address, name, and e-signature.
3. Download the completed petition.
Number of Petitions required.
Following N.J.S.A. 40:45-8(a), candidates for Mayor or Council at Large must obtain petitions equal to 1% of the total number of registered voters in the municipality, and candidates for Ward Council must obtain petitions equal to 1% of the total number of registered voters in the Ward.
Ward D: 227 (Based on 22,653 registered voters in Ward D)
Requirements for Petition signatories
Following N.J.S.A. 40:45-8(a), only registered voters who reside in Jersey City can sign petitions for a City-wide municipal office such as Mayor and Council at Large.
Following N.J.S.A. 40:45-9(b), a registered voter can only sign the petition of the candidate seeking the Ward Council seat of the Ward in which that registered voter resides. For example, a resident of Ward A cannot sign the petition of a candidate seeking to run for the Ward B Council seat; he or she can only sign a petition for someone seeking the Ward A Council seat.
A registered voter can only sign one (1) petition for a Mayoral candidate, three (3) petitions for Council at Large candidates, and one (1) petition for a Ward Council candidate.
If a voter signs more than the specified number of petitions, then the Clerk’s Office will only certify the petitions of the first candidate to file. For example, if a voter signs a petition for two different candidates for Mayor, Candidate A & Candidate B, and Candidate B files his petitions for Mayor before Candidate A, then the voter’s petition for Candidate B will be counted, and the voter’s petition for Candidate A will be discarded.
*Information provided by the City of Jersey City, City Clerk's Office