The New Jersey Notary Public Manual requires notaries “to sign, date, and stamp” their notarial certificates. “The ink stamp should include the date on which the notary’s commission expires. The stamp should be placed next to but not over the notary’s signature.” If a notary elects to use an
inking notary seal, this seal could serve as both the means to affix the notary’s commission expiration date, as required by the New Jersey Notary Public Manual and the means to affix the notary’s name as required by statute.
Source: N.J. Stat. Ann. § 41:1-7