40A:63-2. Elected Officers
a. (1) The elected officers of every township shall be the members of the township committee, as hereinafter prescribed;
(2) All elected officers shall be residents of the township and their terms of office shall begin on January 1 next succeeding their election. No township officer shall hold over in his office after the expiration of the term for which he was elected; and
(3) A plurality of votes shall be sufficient to elect any township officer.
b. (1) The township committee shall consist of three or five members elected at large and who shall hold office for a term of three years;
(2) In each township:
(a) If the committee is to consist of three members, then the terms shall be arranged, by lot if necessary, so that there will be an election of one member of the committee every year; or
(b) If the committee is to consist of five members, then the terms shall be arranged, by lot if necessary, so that no more than two members of the committee will be elected in any one year, and
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1) of subsection b. of this section, a township that has been divided into wards prior to the effective date of this act shall continue to be so divided into wards for as long as the referendum establishing the wards remains in effect. The members of the township committee and the member at large shall be elected as hereinafter provided for.
c. The annual township election for members of the township committee shall be held at the same time and places as for the general election.
Source: R.S.40:143-1, R.S.40:144-14, R.S.40:145-1, R.S.40:145-2, R.S.40:146-1 and New.)
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