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Frequently Asked Questions

The Division of Elections has assembled a list of questions most commonly asked of our staff. Each question is accompanied by a brief answer. We have grouped these questions and answers into the categories below.

  • Campaign Advertising - Disclaimer Requirements, Electioneering Communications
  • Campaign Finance - Campaign Reports, Campaigning
  • Candidates Residency Requirements, Party Affiliations, Campaign Treasurer Appointment, Filing Requirements and Procedures, How Judges are Elected and Terms
  • Elections - Presidential Preference Primary Election and Other Elections, Electoral College, Poll workers, Poll watchers, Retention for Judicial Office
  • Minor Political Parties - How to Register, Definitions, Filing and Reporting Requirements
  • Political Committees - Filing Requirements, Contribution Limitations
  • Resign-to-Run - The law, its exceptions and exemptions, some examples, its relationship with the dual officeholding prohibition and federal Hatch Act, and contact information
  • Voter Registration - How to Register, Voter Information Card, Change of Address, Military and Registering, Statistical Information, Closed Primary
  • Voting - Polling Place Hours, Identification at the Polls, Voter Challenges, Provisional Ballot Voting, How to Request an Absentee Ballot, Absentee Voting, Early Voting