Open Offices & Terms

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The list below provides a summary of County and Municipal seats that will be filled in Sussex County’s 2018 Primary and General elections.

Note:  Click this link to view the list of open School Board seats to be voted in the November General Election. Click here for a school board petition.
Note:  Information pertaining to Party County Committee Seats is posted at the end of this page
Note:  This page only provides links for Primary petitions; direct petitions for the General Election require special paper stock and are available for pick-up at 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.