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Democrat Harris Gains Seat On Bernards Committee Following Mail-In Vote Count

November 13, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrat Joan Bannan Harris will take a seat on previously all-Republican Township Committee in 2019, after a count of votes by mail under the state's new mail-in system overturned a lead by two Republican candidates tallied up after polls closed last Tuesday.

The Somerset County website released its "final unofficial" vote count late on this Tuesday. The ...

Election Gap Shrinks to 9 Votes Between Democrat and Republican Bernards Committee Candidates [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With votes still likely to be counted into next week, the differential between the number of votes for Bernards Township Committee candidates Joan B. Harris, a Democrat, and Republican John Surano had shrunk to nine as of shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, the Somerset County election website was reporting as its latest tally.

As with the first results posted ...

Gap Narrows, But Republicans Remain Top Votegetters in Bernards Township Committee Race [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ — Republican Township Committee candidates Joe Esposito and John Surano remained in the lead on Wednesday over Democrats Joan Harris and Bobby Mascia, but the gap narrowed as additional mail-in votes and other unpreviously counted ballots were added onto the Somerset County election website.

As of Wednesday night, Esposito had the most votes, 6,149, with ...

Court Order Will Delay Final Vote Counts in Somerset County Elections

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone on Election Day will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which could have an impact on total vote counts in tight races on the local, county, state and ...

Malinowski is Going to the House, Wins Close Race for NJ's 7th Congressional District

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Democratic candidate Tom Malinowski chose Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights to gather his supporters to await the results of the close race for the New Jersey's 7th Congressional District seat he won against five-term incumbent Congressman Leonard Lance.

Throughout the night, cheers erupted from the large crowd that filled the ball room as more ...

Tues Election: Democrats, Republicans, Compete For Two Bernards Township Committee Seats, BOE Candidates Unopposed [Updated]

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - No matter who wins the two Bernards Township Committee seats up for grabs on next Tuesday's election day, Nov. 6, there will be new faces on the governing body in 2019.

It's just a matter of whether the five-member Township Committee will remain an all-Republican group _ or whether one of the two Democrats campaigning vigorously for a spot ...

Voting Hours, Polling Places Set for Next Tuesday's Election

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Election hours next Tuesday, Nov. 6, are set for 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to the Bernards Township municipal clerk's office, which will also post unofficial election results, usually within a few hours after polls close.

Township voters can find their exact polling location by putting their address online on a state website.

The Bernards Township website ...

Bernards Committee Candidates to Be Presented at Public Forum at Ridge HS on Wednesday Night

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With election day fast approaching, November's candidates for Bernards Township are scheduled to appear at a candidates' forum to be presented by the League of Women Voters and Ridge students this Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Ridge High School.

The League of Women Voters of Somerset County, together with the Ridge High School Empowerment for Political ...

John Kerry Coming to Ridge High School Friday to Campaign for Malinowski

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Former Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to appear for Democrat Congressional candidate Thomas Malinowski from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School.

Granting of use of the Ridge High School auditorium for a Democratic political event was explained by the Bernards Township Board of Education attorney at ...


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