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 2019 Primary and General elections.

Note:  The list of school board seats to be voted in the November General Election is not yet available.
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 (or can be mailed upon request).

County & Municipal Seats open in 2019:

VOTING DISTRICT OFFICE TITLE # SEATS OPEN & TERM OF OFFICE PETITIONS SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS
Sussex County Sheriff 1 Seat (3-Yr term) Petition Minimum 100
Sussex County Freeholder 2 Seats (3-Yr terms) Petition Minimum 100
Andover Boro Mayor
Council
1 Seat (4-yr term)
2 Seats (3-Yr terms)
Petition See Chart
Andover Twp Committee 1 Seat (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Branchville Mayor
Council
1 Seat (4-Yr term)
2 Seats (3-Yr terms)
Petition See Chart
Byram Council 3 Seats (4-Yr terms) Not Available Contact Municipal Clerk
Frankford Committee 2 Seats (3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Franklin Mayor
Council
1 Seat (4-Yr Term)
2 Seats (3-Yr terms)
Petition See Chart
Fredon Committee 1 Seat (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Green Committee 2 Seats (3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Hamburg Council 2 Seats (3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Hampton Committee 1 Seat (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Hardyston Council 2 Seats (3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Hopatcong Council TBA (3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Lafayette Committee 2 Seats (3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Montague Committee 1 Seat (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Newton Council No Seats Open Not Available Contact Municipal Clerk
Ogdensburg Council 2 Seats (3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Sandyston Committee 1 Seat (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Sparta Council No Seats Open Not Available Contact Municipal Clerk
Stanhope Mayor
Council
1 Seat (4-Yr term)
2 Seats (3-Yr terms)
Petition See Chart
Stillwater Committee 2 Seats (3-Yr terms) Petition See Chart
Sussex Mayor
Council
1 Seat (4-Yr term)
2 Seats (3-Yr terms)
Petition See Chart
Vernon Mayor
Council
1 Seat (4-Yr term)
2 Seats (4-Yr terms)
Not Available Contact Municipal Clerk
Walpack Committee 1 Seat (3-Yr term) Petition See Chart
Wantage Committee 1 Seat (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.