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Acting Morris County Republican Chair Laura Marie Ali.

Morris GOP postpones county committee elections

By David Wildstein, March 21 2020 1:48 pm

Morris County Republicans will postpone county committee elections until June 2021, acting county chair Laura Marie Ali told the New Jersey Globe.

The move eliminates the need for county committee candidates to gather petitions in advance of the March 30 filing deadline in accordance with social distancing policies recommended by state and local officials.

“After a lot of advice, thoughtful consideration and keeping everyone’s health and peace of mind at the forefront of the decision-making process, we have decided to take this option,” Ali said.

On a conference call with county chairs on Friday, Morris County Democratic chairman Chip Robinson said he was inclined to also extend county committee elections until next year.

The filing deadline remains the same for U.S. Senate, Congress, Morris County freeholder, special elections for State Senate and Assembly in the 25th district, and partisan municipal offices.

Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order moving March and April elections to the May 12 non-partisan municipal election date and holding all of them entirely by mail does not affect Morris County, where none of the 39 towns have school board of non-partisan elections up this spring.

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