NJ Runoff Elections Postponed To December 13

Manchester Town Hall (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

  TRENTON – Runoff elections, like the one Manchester is facing, was pushed from December 6 to December 13 by acting Governor Sheila Oliver.

  The reason was to give officials enough time to prepare. Vote-by-mail ballots need to be printed and mailed. Notices must be provided to certain parties. Schools will be allowed to provide remote instruction on that day if they were used as polling locations.

  The election will be certified by December 30.

  “As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it is imperative that we give our elections officials – who have been working around the clock – the necessary time they need to effectively gather election day materials and ballots,” said Acting Governor Oliver. “We want to make sure every voter’s voice is heard, whether that be from in-person voting or vote-by-mail. Postponing the run-off elections will allow election officials to receive ballots and count them all before the certification date and will allow voters to vote in the manner they choose, including by mail.”