New Jersey Democratic State Committee Will Waive Signature Requirement for Presidential Campaign Delegate Candidates, Advise County Parties to Extend County Committee Terms to 2021
Actions Being Taken in Accordance with Governor’s Executive Order on Upcoming Elections to Reduce Spread of COVID-19, Encourage Social Distancing
TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Democratic State Committee is announcing two new actions intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. These steps are being taken in accordance with an Executive Order announced today by Governor Phil Murphy regarding upcoming elections. NJDSC is waiving the signature requirement for Presidential campaign district and alternate delegate candidates and is also advising all County Democratic Parties that have County Committee elections scheduled for June to extend their terms until 2021.
“We all need to do our part to encourage social distancing and slow the spread of the Coronavirus, and these two common sense actions are being made to limit the need for canvassing and other personal contact by campaigns in the coming months,” said NJDSC Chairman John Currie. “Taken together with the Governor’s announcements regarding upcoming school board and municipal elections moving entirely to vote by mail, these actions will help New Jersey residents safe while also ensuring that our voting rights are protected.”
As part of the action, individuals who submitted required documents and who have been selected as district delegates or alternates by the respective presidential campaigns, if otherwise qualified under the requirements of the Delegate Selection Plan, will be approved by the NJDSC to appear as delegates on the June 2, 2020 primary election ballot.