Newark mayoral election, 2018
The 2018 election for
Mayor of Newark took place in Newark, the most populous city in New Jersey, USA, on May 8, 2018. Elections for all seats on the nine member Municipal Council of Newark was held the same day. A runoff election, if necessary, would have taken place on June 5, 2018. Elections are non-partisan and candidates are not listed by political party. Incumbent Mayor Ras J. Baraka avoided a runoff after winning a second term with more than 77 percent of the votes.
The deadline for candidates to file for election is March 5, 2018, at which time each potential candidate must submit a petition signed by at least 1413 voters.
As of Monday January 8, 2018 six people had requested petitions necessary to mount a mayoral campaign: 
Abdush Shahid Ahmad
Ras J. Baraka, incumbent Mayor  Darnella A. Lee
Sheila A. Montague
By election day, however, Newark councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins, who had entered the race on January 9, 2018,
was Mayor Baraka's only challenger. 
"News: 2018 Municipal Election Information". www.newarknj.gov . Retrieved . 18 January 2018
"This fight between politicians could be N.J.'s nastiest of 2018" . Retrieved . 17 January 2018