-YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER IN HOWELL TOWNSHIP TO SIGN THIS PETITION.

-BY SIGNING THIS PETITION, YOU ARE SIMPLY AGREEING THAT THE QUESTION TO CHANGE TO NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS OF HOWELL TOWNSHIP TO DECIDE.

-IF THE PROPOSED QUESTION IS SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS, THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE "YES" OR "NO" ON THE QUESTION AT THE ELECTION.

DIRECTIONS TO SIGN PETITION

***UPDATE ON ELECTRONIC PETITION. THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES EXPIRED ON JULY 3RD. IF YOU WANT TO SIGN THE PETITION, WE ARE CIRCULATING IT BY PAPER. PLEASE KINDLY SEND US A MESSAGE BELOW AND WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO SIGN THE PETITION.***

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: If we change to nonpartisan elections, will there still be primary elections?
A: No. Candidates must submit their nominating petitions by the deadline, which is usually after the primary election around the end of July.

Q: Can candidates run alone or together in a nonpartisan election?
A: Both. Typically candidates will run jointly as a ticket sharing a common campaign slogan. It will be possible for registered Independents, Democrats and Republicans to run together on a unity ticket.

Q: Can nonpartisan candidates accept campaign contributions from political parties?
A: Yes. All candidates are governed by the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission and must file campaign contribution reports disclosing the sources of all contributions greater than $300.

Q: Can local political parties still run candidates in a nonpartisan election?
A: Yes, however the candidates will not appear on the ballot under the political party line.

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