Elections

April 15, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Clerk will conduct a ballot drawing via livestream on Friday, April 16 at 3 p.m., for the June 8 Primary Election. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ballot drawing was usually open to the public and held in the County Clerk’s Office, but this year residents ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Both Bernards Township Committee members wrapping up their first terms have decided against seeking re-election this year, including Democrat Joan Bannan _ who make history as the first Democrat elected to the governing body in 2019 _ and Republican Joseph Esposito. Esposito is ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Bridgewater Township Councilman Michael Kirsh and Watchung School Board member Amber Murad have been endorsed by the Somerset County Republican Committee as the nominees for the two open spots on the Somerset County Board of Commissioners in the November elections. They ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Councilman Michael Kirsh has submitted a letter of intent to seek the endorsement of the Somerset County Republican Organization to run for Somerset County Commission. The organization will screen candidates to name their nominees Feb. 17. This year, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Senator Kip Bateman, veteran lawmaker and a senior statesman of the Republican Party in Somerset County and New Jersey, announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection in November, ending a 38-year career in public office. He will serve out the remainder of his term ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Spurred on by comments from residents decrying the invasion of the Capitol building in Washington, DC on Jan. 6, Bernards Township officials recently announced their intention to craft a resolution condemning such violence _ but were unable to agree on whether such a measure ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Doug Steinhardt, chairman of the New Jersey Republican Party and candidate in the 2021 GOP Gubernatorial Primary, has dropped out of the race just one month after launching his campaign. The abrupt announcement boosts the likelihood that Jack Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The first Bernards Township Committee meeting of 2021 on Tuesday evening will see the selection of a new mayor, set to be Township Committeewoman Janice Fields, and the swearing in of the new member of the Township Committee, Kathleen Grochala. Incumbent James Baldassare Jr., ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Republicans James Baldassare Jr.,mayor for 2020, and newcomer Kathleen Grochala have confirmed their election night lead with a certified win over their Democratic opponents for two seats on the Bernards Township Committee. According to final election results posted on the ...

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  State Sen. Tom Kean Jr. has conceded the 7th Congressional District election to Democratic incumbent Tom Malinowski, who will be sworn to a second term in the House of Representatives in January, 2021. Down by more than 11 percent on Election Night, Kean and his supporters held out hope as ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Rev. Joel Davis approached the Bernards Township Committee on Tuesday night "to say thank you for thanking us," after the governing body commended Fellowship Deaconry for pitching in to provide a "safe and convenient polling location" during the 2020 elections. The ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In addition to the Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional races, voters in the state of New Jersey had to decide on three ballot questions, including the legalization of marijuana.  The Associated Press is reporting today that the results of the New Jersey Ballot questions ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Republicans James Baldassare Jr. and Kathleen Grochala had received the most votes as of Somerset County's unofficial results from Tuesday's election, which were posted on Wednesday morning. The county election board emphasized that votes will continue to be counted until the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Following weeks of early voting, polls in Bernards Township will be open from 6 a.m to 8 p.m. on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. The Bernards Township website advises that vote by mail ballots sent to registered voters can be submitted in three different ways on Tuesday. _ ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- Four Trump Truck parades originating in four separate parts of the area converged Saturday morning on their way to a massive rally in support of the president in Bedminster, according to organizers. Trump Truck parades have grown in popularity since the end of summer; an ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Even with all eyes on the U.S. presidential election, Bernards Township voters must make choices this Nov. 3 in another contested election race that will change the composition of the Bernards Township Committee, whether their votes are cast by mail, ballot box, or at the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - No fewer than four Trump Truck parades will traverse state highways Saturday morning on their way to Somerset County for a massive rally in support of the president in Bedminster, according to organizers. All four parades will converge on state highways that connect with the ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Residents might want to allow for some extra drive-time on Saturday morning, as a political truck parade anticipated to draw “high attendance” plans to roll through the area. Organizers of the “Trump Truck Parade” announced on their website that they will leave from the AMC ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A secure ballot drop box placed at Bernards town hall is again unlocked to accept votes from Bernards Township residents, as well as from voters from throughout Somerset County, who wish to cast their ballots up to the General Election on Nov. 3. The ballot drop box is ...

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TRENTON NJ: Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee affirmed its support of in-person voting _ asserting that residents want to vote at the polls and listing potential pitfalls with mail-in ballots _ but last week's resolution is too late to impact the state's voting procedures for November ...

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NEW JERSEY — Less than two months from Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said a new website will allow New Jersey residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot all while on the go or from the comfort of their home. “This online form is safe and secure, and can be accessed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Freeholders have adopted a non-binding resolution that urges state and county election officials to join them in supporting "voter choice" and ensure that in-person machine voting not be supplanted by mail-in balloting in the upcoming election. The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The upcoming Nov. 3 general election will be conducted primarily by mail, with vote-by-mail ballots scheduled to be sent to all active registered voters on or about Oct. 5, 2020, according to information from Bernards Township.  All ballots will have prepaid return ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Nov. 3 general election will be held overwhelmingly via a vote-by-mail model as per an executive order forthcoming from Gov. Phil Murphy, who says this is the safest way to ensure the voting process during the COVID-19 pandemic. All registered New Jersey voters will receive ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Primary elections are a chance for party members to select who they want to represent them in November's general elections _ and the final results from the July primary election posted by Somerset County this week show that all uncontested party candidates won a spot on the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Longtime Bernards Township Board of Education member Linda Wooldridge declined to file for re-election this week. However, two incumbent board members, Jennifer Korn and Jennifer White, will each seek another three-year term. The election for three seats will be held Nov. 3.

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - President Donald Trump greeted supporters in Bedminster Sunday afternoon before departing New Jersey after spending a weekend at Trump National Golf Club.   At 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, the president stepped out of his SUV surrounded by Secret Service near the corner of Route 206 and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The filing deadline is approaching to become a candidate for the Bernards Township Board of Education in the November election, with three seats on the school board up for grabs this year. The filing deadline for this year's election for school board is 4 p.m. on Monday, July ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Township resident Michael Zaidel, who through the years served on four separate boards and commissions within the township, was honored last week by the Bernards Township Committee. At the same time, the Township Committee made appointments and board promotions to fill the ...

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