The deadline for filing the necessary paperwork to appear on the ballot for the Sparta Municipal Council is Tuesday, September sixth. If you are interested in running for one of the two council seats up for election this year, you may pick up a packet from the Clerk at the Municipal Building, located at 65 Main Street in Sparta.
Click HERE for more information about the packet.
Sparta Township is governed by a nonpartisan form of government known as Council-Manager Plan B of the Faulkner Act. The five-member Council is elected at large for four-year terms of office on a staggered basis with two or three seats coming up for election every other year. The council chooses a Mayor and Deputy Mayor from among themselves to serve one-year terms of office. The Township Council has the responsibility for all legislative matters. Municipal Elections are held on the first Tuesday in November of even-numbered years.
The Council’s responsibilities include enacting ordinances and resolutions, establishing policies, preparing the annual budget with the assistance of the Township Manager and the Treasurer, and levying taxes.
As elections in Sparta are non-partisan, the Sussex County Democratic Committee does not and will not endorse any candidate for the Council.
For more information, contact Dan Chiariello at [email protected].