Elections

April 6, 2021

CRANFORD - The Cranford Republican Committee have announced their 2021 candidate for Cranford Township Committee, Gina Black. "We have seen the divisiveness of the national political scene insert itself into our own town and we need a Township Committee that will set aside partisan politics and ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Democratic Committee has announced its 2021 candidate for the Cranford Township Committee will be Kathleen Rappa, setting up a primary with current Commissioner Tom Hannen, Jr. (D), who is seeking reelection.  Hannen has served three terms on the Township Committee, ...

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CRANFORD - Tom Hannen Jr (D), a three-term member of the Cranford Township Committee, will announce his intentions to seek reelection for a fourth term.   “This town has given so much to me as I raised my family here," said Commissioner Hannen. "The past eight years have truly been a ...

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Kean announced Monday he would not seek reelection. CRANFORD - The day after the state Senate Republican leader Tom Kean Jr. announced that he would not seek reelection, state Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick announced that he would seek the 21st District seat. “I’m going to continue ...

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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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CRANFORD - Democrats Brian Andrews and Jason Gareis were certified by County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi as the winners of the Cranford Township Committee election.  Andrews and Gareis will fill the seats of Mayor Patrick Giblin (D) and Commissioner Jean-Albert Maisonneuve (D), who did not seek ...

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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 the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Unofficial tallies on Election Day show Democrats outpacing Republicans in the contest for three seats on the freeholder board. The results updated as of 11:17 p.m. Tuesday show Democratic incumbent freeholder candidates Christopher Hudak and Angela Garretson, along with ...

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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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CRANFORD - A tally of Cranford's registered voters ahead of the November 3 General Election shows Democrats outpaced Republicans in new voter registrations, 534 to 190, since the Primary in July. All together, there were 890 new voter registrations, bringing Cranford's total to 19,133. Locally, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Election day in Union County will look very different this year, with the election conducted primarily through vote-by-mail ballots throughout the state. Exactly who won each race may not be clear until Nov. 20, officials say. Here’s what you need to know: What can I expect if ...

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CRANFORD - Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado announced an additional ballot drop-off box location has been added in Cranford for the November 3 General Election. The new location is in the Union County College Commons Courtyard near Parking Lot 2 on Springfield Avenue.

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CRANFORD - 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 town. Organizers of the “Trump Truck Parade” announced on their website that they will leave from the AMC ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county's board of elections could be tallying ballots until Nov. 18 – 19, officials said. Discussion of the extended time for counting ballots comes as the county grapples with vote-by-mail procedures. Mail in ballots postmarked by election day will be accepted through ...

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Updated on Sept. 28 The clerk’s office estimates it will have sent two-thirds of Union County’s ballots to voters by Saturday. UNION COUNTY, NJ — Early voting is underway as the county mails out ballots, but some voters are getting in on the race just a little too early. Certain Union ...

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CRANFORD - Registered voters in Cranford will begin to receive their vote-by-mail ballots in the coming days.  According to the Union County Clerk's Office, ballots will be sent to registered voters in Cranford on September 15. Every registered voter in Union County will automatically receive a ...

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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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CRANFORD - The Cranford Jaycees and the Union Area League of Women Voters will host the Annual Cranford Township Committee Candidates Forum on Thursday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. The candidates this year running for two seats on the Cranford Township Committee are Republicans Gina Black and ...

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CRANFORD - About 20 protesters gathered in front of the Cranford Post Office Tuesday afternoon to decry post office service disruptions in the lead up to the November election, which is largely expected to be conducted by mail due to the pandemic. Protesters waved signs for honking ...

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CRANFORD - The New Jersey Primary Elections were held on July 7, with most voters statewide using the mail-in ballots that were sent to them several weeks ago. Cranford followed the trend, though some votes were cast at the six polling places open in the Township. Four candidates, two Democrats ...

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CRANFORD - Three incumbents and one newcomer are running for three open seats on the Cranford Board of Education in the November election, according to the Union County Clerk’s Office. The deadline for candidates to file with the Union County Board of Elections was Monday. Board of Education ...

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CRANFORD - New Jersey's Primary Election Day is Tuesday, July 7, and polls are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The election, originally scheduled for June 9, will be conducted Tuesday because of the COVID-19 emergency. Here's some important information to know about voting in Cranford: Voting ...

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CRANFORD - The six polling locations that will be open for in-person voting in Cranford for the July 7 primary election has been released.  The Primary Election will be conducted primarily by Vote-by-Mail, by order of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 ...

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CRANFORD - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi advises residents that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has ordered that the upcoming July 7 Primary Election will take place primarily by mail-in ballot, in order to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Existing New Jersey state law permits all ...

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