2019 NJ Local Elections
This page explains the New Jersey counties elections.
Each NJ county is "run" by Freeholders, each county can have a different number of Freeholders and different way to elect them
as explained here.
All counties have an odd number of Freeholders (to avoid deadlock votes), most counties elect the Freeholders "At Large" (every citizen in the county vote among the same candidates) on a partisan basis to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general elections.
Some of the most important responsibilities of counties are:
- Roads and Bridges
- Medical Transportation
- Environment (Proceed with fossil fuels project or move towards clean energy)
- Redistricting (The new State Congress will oversee the 2010 Census and Redistricting)
- Immigration (Driver License and other rights)
- NJ Government transparency and efficiency
NJ Voter Registrations