Elections

June 9, 2021

Story has been updated with official results, as released by the Monmouth County Board of Elections. BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — With the June 8 primary elections in Belmar and Lake Como in the books, candidates will now put in gear their campaigns for the November 2 general election. Vying for a ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout New Jersey for today’s primary election. In Belmar, polling places for all five voting districts will be situated in the Belmar Municipal Building, 601 Main Street, in these specific locations: Districts 1 and 5: ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Although vote-by-mail applications for the June 8 primary that were mailed must reach the Monmouth County Clerk's Office by June 1, voters can still apply in person — for up to seven days before the election. Voters have until 3 p.m. on June 7 — the day before the election — to ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Over the past decade, New Jersey has gained nearly 500,000 residents, maintaining its ranking as the 11th most-populous state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest release of 2020 data. And because the state’s apportioned population (resident and military/overseas) grew ...

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Monmouth County’s Ballot Drawing for Primary to be Livestreamed on Friday, April 16 BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Candidates have filed petitions to represent their respective parties in the June 8 primary election for seats on the Belmar and Lake Como borough councils, as well as for state ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Jodi Kinney will be making another run for a seat on the Belmar Council, chosen as the Belmar Republican Committee’s candidate in the June 8 primary election. Belmar Republican Chairman James McCracken’s announcement of her nomination on March 31 comes one week after GOPer Patricia ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Council President Patricia Wann has announced she will not seek a second term in November’s general election. Elected in 2018 when the Republicans in a clean sweep took over control of the borough council, Wann said that her decision was based on personal reasons. “I have ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Gerald Buccafusco will be running in the June 8 Democratic primary, seeking election to the Belmar Council seat currently occupied by Republican Patricia Wann. Buccafusco, an outspoken critic of the current GOP-led administration, was nominated by the Belmar Democratic Committee to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A significant minority of Americans lacks confidence in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election with more than one-third — primarily Republicans and Trump voters — not believing that the election results were fair, according to a nationwide survey by researchers from ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — When it came to casting votes for president in the November 3 general election, more Belmar voters favored President Donald Trump while Joe Biden was the top choice of the majority of Lake Como voters. In Belmar, Trump received 1,784 votes and Biden 1,716 votes, and in ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Thomas Brennan has won re-election to a third term on the Belmar Council, outpacing Republican newcomer Jodi Kinney by 82 votes in the final tally. Brennan received 1,501 votes (42.74 percent), Kinney 1,419 votes (40.4 percent) and independent candidate Gerald Buccafusco 592 votes ...

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Final Results Expected on Friday with Monmouth County’s Certification of Vote BELMAR, NJ — With the count of ballots winding down, Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan has an 80-vote lead over Republican newcomer Jodi Kinney in the race for a Belmar Council seat. The unofficial results show ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With most mail-in votes tallied and the counting of provisional ballots under way, Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan now leads Republican newcomer Jodi Kinney by 76 votes for a seat on the Belmar Council. The Monmouth County Board of Elections’ reported at about 5:30 p.m. on ...

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Updated as of 5:30 p.m. on November 12, with 98 percent of mail-in ballots and ADA votes counted, but provisional ballots completed at the polls still pending.   BELMAR, NJ — With most mail-in votes counted, Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan maintains an 88-vote lead over Republican newcomer ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Entering the final days of ballot counting, Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan maintains a narrowing lead over Republican newcomer Jodi Kinney for a seat on the Belmar Council. With 94 percent of all mail-in ballots processed, the Monmouth County Board of Elections’ unofficial ...

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UPDATE: Monmouth County Board of Elections latest vote tally, released at 5 p.m. on November 7, did not change vote totals in Belmar's municipal election.  BELMAR, NJ — The race for a seat on the Belmar Council has tightened slightly as Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan has 1,269 votes, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With 69 percent of votes tallied, Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan continues to lead Republican newcomer Jodi Kinney and independent candidate Gerald Buccafusco for a seat on the Belmar Council. Brennan has 1,127 votes, with Kinney receiving 866 and Buccafusco 420 for the ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Nicholas De Mauro and David Gardner will retain their seats on the Lake Como Council, while Debra Russo will return to the borough’s Board of Education.   De Mauro garnered 647 votes, while Gardner has received 642 votes in their uncontested races for three-year terms on the ...

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NEW JERSEY — In addition to the presidential senatorial and congressional races, New Jersey voters decided on three ballot questions, including the legalization of marijuana.  The Associated Press reports today that the results of the New Jersey ballot questions were decisive. Here's a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Unofficial election results show that Thomas Brennan leads his challengers — Republican newcomer Jodi Kinney and independent candidate Gerald Buccafusco — for a seat on the Belmar Council. Brennan has 945 votes, with Kinney receiving 698 and Buccafusco 348 for the three-year term, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como asked the three candidates vying for the three-year seat on the Belmar Council — Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan, Republican newcomer Jodi Kinney and independent Gerald Buccafusco — about their qualifications, important issues facing the borough and their ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Three candidates vying a Belmar Council seat presented their views on the borough’s top priorities and concerns during a virtual forum on October 7, moderated by the League of Women Voters of Southern Monmouth County. Democratic incumbent Thomas Brennan, Republican newcomer Jodi ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Democratic incumbents Nicholas De Mauro and David Gardner are seeking three-year terms to the Lake Como Council, both running unopposed in the November 3 general election. While Gardner is up for re-election to his second full term, this is De Mauro’s first bid for an elected ...

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Signatures created with MVC pin pad are problematic. Voters are asked to ‘cure’ disputed ballots, about half respond. This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This article is available for reprint under ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Board of Education elections in both Belmar and Lake Como are uncontested this year. While four school board members are seeking re-election in Belmar, there is the only candidate on the November 3 ballot in Lake Como, where there were no petitions filed for the second ...

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New Jersey’s November 3 ballot includes three public questions, including asking voters whether the state’s legislative redistricting schedule be changed should census data be delayed. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey offers an objective perspective of this question, including reasons ...

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Watch Video on How to Complete a Mail-In Ballot FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County election officials announced that postcards confirming receipt of ballots to the County Board of Elections will be sent to voters whose ballots are returned by close of business on Monday, October 26, as any mailing ...

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On the November 3 ballot, New Jersey residents are asked three public questions, including a vote on whether veterans who did not serve in time of war should be given a $250 property tax deduction.  The League of Women Voters of New Jersey offers an objective perspective of this question, ...

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In addition to voting in statewide, county and local elections by November 3, New Jersey residents will be asked three public questions, including whether the state Constitution should be amended to legalize marijuana. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey offers an objective perspective of ...

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NEW JERSEY — Four candidates vying to represent the 4th Congressional District in the House of Representatives faced each other virtually in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters (LWV) Monmouth County Chapter.  Participating in the 90-minute debate were Stephanie Schmid, Democrat; Hank ...

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