May 16 – deadline to register to vote in the June Primary Election
June 6 – Primary Election
October 17 – last day to register to vote in the November General Election
November 7 – General Election, polls open from 6am to 8pm
The New Jersey State Legislature
The New Jersey State Legislature consists of two houses, the Senate and the General Assembly. Think of these two chambers as similar to the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Much like the House of Reps, the NJ General Assembly is the place where all revenue bills originate, that is to say, any that spends or saves money must begin in the General Assembly. Articles of impeachment for the governor must also originate in the Assembly, much like presidential articles of impeachment in the House. There are a few essential differences, though, between the Assembly and its national cousin. The Assembly only consists of 80 representatives, two from each of New Jersey’s 40 districts, each of which are up for election every two years. In the case of the Assembly, this means that the body is up for election in the odd years, 2017 for example.
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