Voters elect a Mayor and six Council Members at large. The Mayor has a four-year term, while Council has staggered three-year terms. Pt. Pleasant Borough holds partisan elections. Reorganization of the Governing Body occurs in the first week of January.
The Mayor is the head of our municipal government. The Mayor sees that state laws and borough ordinances are faithfully executed and presides over Council. The Mayor only votes in the event of a tie, and has the authority to veto legislation, which is then subject to override by ⅔ majority of Council. The Mayor appoints Officers of the Government with Council approval.