Municipal Clerk

Municipal Clerk

About the Office of the Clerk

The Office of the Clerk is one of the oldest government offices established by state law. Municipal Clerks must hold a Registered Municipal Clerk license issued by the State of New Jersey and attend continuing education courses throughout each year to maintain their license in good standing.

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May 13 Deadline for Change of Party Affiliation Declaration Forms for Primary Election to be Filed with County Commissioners of Registration (55 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:23-45

NJ Voter Registration Application

June 16 Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election (21 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:31-6 2020 Primary
(21 days before election) N.J.S.A. 19:31-6

NJ Voter Registration Application

June 30 Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election (not less than 7 days prior to election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

Application For Vote by Mail Ballot

July 1 Mailing of Sample Ballots for Primary Election (on or before 12 noon on Wednesday preceding election) N.J.S.A. 19:23-34

July 6 – by 3:00 p.m. Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for Primary Election (up to 3:00 p.m. on the day before election) N.J.S.A. 19:63-3

July 7 Primary Election Day (Moved from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June by Executive Order 120) N.J.S.A. 19:2-1, N.J.S.A. 19:23-40 (Executive Order 120)

Duties of the Office of the Clerk

Secretary to the Municipal Corporation
– Custodian of the municipal seal and of all minutes, books, deeds, bonds, contracts, and archival records of the municipal corporation
– Attest to the signatures of municipal officials and officers
– Maintain receipt of service of legal documents

Secretary to the Governing Body
– Prepares meeting agendas at the discretion of the governing body
– Is present at all meetings of the governing body
– Records the minutes of every meeting
– Retains original copies of all Ordinances and Resolutions
– Administers and records Oaths of Office
– Acts as liaison to the public and correspondent on behalf of the governing body

Serves as Chief Administrative Officer of all Elections Held in the Municipality
Subject to Statutory Law Title 19
– Certify vacancies at a local level
– Maintain receipt of nominating petitions and exercise quasi-judicial authority in determining the validity of petitions
– Certify election of candidates for municipal office and maintain election results

Serves as the Chief Registrar of Voters in the Municipality
Subject to Statutory Law Title 19
– Voter Registration Applications and Voter Absentee Ballot Applications may be obtained from the Clerk’s Office.

Serves as an Administrative Officer Responsible for the Acceptance and Issuance of Licenses and Permits
The Office of the Clerk issues the following permits and licenses:
– Dog Licenses
– Raffle and Bingo Licenses
– Landlord Tenant Registrations
– Liquor Licenses and Social Affair Permits
– Solicitor’s Licenses
– Livery/Taxi Licenses
– Issues Assessment Search Certificates

Serves as a Coordinator and Records Manager
– Serves as the Custodian of Records and is responsible for the management and retention of Township records
– Implements local archives and records retention programs

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