Election Division

Official 2023 General Election Candidate List

Vote by Mail Reports

In accordance with NJSA 19:63-10(a), each County Clerk is required to post a Vote By Mail request list (at least 14 days leading up to Election day). Click here to view list.

Important Election Dates

  • February 18, 2023        2023 Fire District Elections (Deptford, Franklin, Harrison, Washington &                                              Mantua Question) 
  • June 6, 2023                 2023 Primary Election 
  • November 7, 2023        2023 General Election     

Vote By Mail

Vote-by-Mail Application (PDF)

Qualified voters may apply for a Vote by Mail ballot by completing a Vote by Mail application and mailing to the address below. The deadline for mailing the Vote by Mail applications is 7 days before any and all elections (Fire, Primary, General, School, Special).

Voters may also apply in person at the County Clerk's Office up until 3 pm on the day before the election. The Gloucester County Clerk's Election Division is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm (excluding holidays).

County Clerk’s Election Division
550 Grove Rd
West Deptford, NJ 08066

Mail applications to:

Honorable James N. Hogan
Gloucester County Clerk
P.O. Box 129
Woodbury, NJ 08096

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies of a Vote by Mail application, an original signature is required.

Military Voting

Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)

Active-duty military and their family members may register to vote and apply for a Vote by Mail ballot by using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Military members include those of:

  • Armed Forces
  • Merchant Marine
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Public Health Service

New Jersey law permits the emailing of Vote by Mail ballots to uniformed service members and their families. 

The FPCA application may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the following:

Gloucester County Clerk
Honorable James “Jim” Hogan
PO Box 129
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Fax: 856-251-1646
Email the Elections Division

For further information, contact the County Clerk’s Election Division (856) 384-4530.

Petition Information


The 2023 Petition filing period has passed. Please check back in 2024 for petition filing information.

Petitions for School Board

Nominating Petitions Must be Filed at the County Clerk's Election Division Located in West Deptford.

County Clerk's Election Division
550 Grove Road
West Deptford, NJ 08066

Nomination Petition Filing Deadline for School Election Candidates for General Election (last Monday in July) N.J.S.A. 19:60-7 Petitions must be filled out and notarized before filing with the County Clerk. The County Clerk does not notarize petitions.

It is highly recommended that petitions be filed in-person. Appointments to file a petition are encouraged - Schedule an appointment 

If you choose to mail a petition, it must be received prior to the deadline. Postmarks are not acceptable.

With the enactment of P.L. 2020, c.55, school board candidates may submit their petitions electronically. If filing electronically, candidates need to complete all of the required documents. All of the statutory requirements remain the same. For guidance on electronic submission, click here.

Petitions for County Wide Offices 

Petitions may be filed at the following location

Election Division
550 Grove Rd.
West Deptford, NJ 08066
M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

It is highly recommended that petitions be filed in-person. Appointments to file a petition are encouraged - Schedule an appointment

For further information call the County Clerk’s Election Division at (856) 384-4530

Petitions for Fire District

The following municipalities hold Fire District elections at the November General Election:

  • Mantua Township
  • Westville Borough 

Petitions for Mantua Township and Westville Borough Board of Fire Commissioners (only) are filed with the County Clerk. Petitions must be filed with the County Clerk's Office before 4 pm on or before the last Monday of July proceeding the November General Election. Petitions must be completed and notarized before filing with the County Clerk. The County Clerk does not notarize petitions. 

County Clerk's Election Division 
550 Grove Road
West Deptford, NJ 08066
(856) 384-4530

Note: Deptford, Franklin, Harrison and Washington Townships hold Fire District elections in February and petitions should be filed with the respective board secretaries. 

Petitions for Unaffiliated, Municipal and County Committee 

Candidate may also obtain nominating petitions for county offices, unaffiliated, other party candidates seeking local and county office, school board and fire district commissioners from the Clerk’s Office. Petitions for local offices are also available from the Municipal Clerk. 

Signature charts for the number of signatures required:

2022-2023 Countywide & Local Signature Chart (PDF)
2022-2023 County Committee Signature Chart (PDF)