1. Register to vote / check your voter registration status
    1. Make sure all your voter records are up to date.  More than one candidate has been disqualified due to improper registration.
    2. Register to Vote HERE
    3. Check your status HERE
  2. Submit a Candidate Questionnaire
    1. This is the anchor stone for your approval process.  This document will be reviewed by the State and Local Parties, and they will use this document to aid you as you move forward with your nomination and your candidacy.
    2. Submit your Questionnaire HERE
  3. Become a NJLP Member / Confirm your membership is up to date.
    1. In order to be approved by the NJLP, and be listed as one of our candidates, you must be approved at the state convention.  Our regional parties can pre-approve candidates who's district falls entirely inside their reigon, but any office which bridges two or more must be approved by the general membership at the State Convention.  
    2. IF YOU ARE NOT A DUES PAYING MEMBER, YOU WILL NOT BE APPROVED, AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE AT THE CONVENTION.
      1. Become a Member HERE
      2. Check you Membership HERE
  4. Contact the State Chair and the Leadership of your local party.
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    2. Northern NJ
    3. Central NJ
    4. Southern NJ
  5. Prepare your Candidacy.  
    1. Assume you will get the nomination and start TODAY with getting your team together, making plans, defining your platform and raising money.
    2. Visit https://www.elec.state.nj.us/ for information on registering your campaign and your bank account with the State. You only need to register if you plan on spending a certain minimum amount of money during a campaign.  This process is beyond the scope of this guide, but your local leadership can help you with this process.
    3. Visit https://lpaction.org/candidates/ for an excellent tool kit maintained by the National Libertarian Party. How to raise funds, organize Get out the Vote [GOTV] efforts, the works.

Once you are through this relatively short list of steps, you are off to the races.  Make sure you attend the convention to stand for your nomination, and start to focus on winning your seat.  It's a long road ahead, but you and do it.

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