Open Offices & Terms

Considering a run for public office?

The list below provides a summary of County and Municipal seats that will be filled in Sussex County’s 2018 Primary and General elections. Information about available seats is posted as we receive it from each municipality.

Note:  Information pertaining to Party County Committee Seats is posted at the end of this page
Note:  This page does not include links for Independent / Direct petitions for the General Election; those petitions require special paper stock and must be picked up by candidates from the County Clerk’s Office.

VOTING DISTRICT OFFICE TITLE # SEATS OPEN & TERM OF OFFICE PETITIONS SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS
Sussex County Surrogate 1 Seat Open (5-Yr term) Petition Minimum 100 signatures
Sussex County Freeholder 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition Minimum 100 signatures
Andover Boro Council 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Andover Twp Committee 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Branchville Council 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Byram Mayor/ Council No Seats Open in 2018 Not Available Contact Municipal Clerk
Frankford Committee 1 Seat Open (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Franklin Council 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Fredon Committee 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Green Committee 1 Seat Open (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Hamburg Mayor 1 Seat Open (4-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Hamburg Council 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Hampton Committee 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Hardyston Council 1 Seat Open (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Hopatcong Council 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Lafayette Committee 1 Seat Open (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Montague Committee 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Newton Council MAY ELECTION Not Available Contact Municipal Clerk
Ogdensburg Mayor 1 Seat Open (4-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Ogdensburg Council 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Sandyston Committee 1 Seat Open (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Sparta Council 3 Seats Open (GE only; 4-Yr terms) Not Available Contact Municipal Clerk
Stanhope

 

Council

 

2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) and 1 Seat Open (2-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Stillwater Committee 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Sussex Council 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Vernon Council No Seats Open Not Available Contact Municipal Clerk
Walpack Committee 2 Seats Open (both are 3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Wantage Committee 1 Seat Open (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart

Party County Committee

Republican & Democratic County Committee members are elected in the June Primary, with Republican committee members elected in even-numbered years and Democratic members elected in odd-numbered years. To learn more about party county committee click Party County Committee. For a petition to run for County Committee click Party County Committee Petition.