EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey Primary Elections will be held on Tuesday, July 7, and East Brunswick residents will make first choices within their specific parties at a national, state, district, and local level.
This election cycle will witness the expansion of vote-by-mail, and voters who are registered in their parties have already received their ballots. (If you have not received a ballot, contact the Middlesex County Board of Elections.) If you did not receive or return your vote by mail ballot, you may vote by provisional ballot at the polls. The polls in East Brunswick will be open at Churchill and Hammarskjold Schools. Check the township website to see the location for your voting district.
Both the Republican and Democratic ballots show many candidates running unopposed within their party, though there are some exceptions.
Here are the candidates representing the Republican Party, as they appear on the East Brunswick Republican Provisional Ballot:
President: Donald J. Trump, Incumbent
Delegates: All are uncontested Republican representatives who will be Delegates to the Republican National Convention on a slate headed by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The Republican Representatives for the 12th District include State Senator Sam Thompson from Old Bridge and Lucille Panos, Middlesex County Republican Chair.
U. S. Senator: Hirsh Singh of Keep America Great New Jersey, a South Jersey conservative group
Natalie Lynn Rivera of We the People, a conservative, Constitution-based group
Rikin "Rik" Mehta of the Middlesex County Republican Party
Patricia Flanagan of the conservative group America First Republicans
Eugene T. Anagnos (AKA Buddy Rider) is running with "Prevent CA East"
Member of the House of Representatives: Mark Razzoli (Currently a member of the Old Bridge Town Council)
County Clerk: Joseph C. Wolak (Currently a member of the South Plainfield Town Council)
Members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders (Vote for 2): John M. Masculin of Port Reading; Andrew T. Politi of East Brunswick
Mayor of East Brunswick: Jesal Amin
Members of Township Council (Vote for 2): Olga Miller, Suzanne Blum
Here are the candidates representing the Democratic Party, as they appear on the East Brunswick Democratic Provisional Ballot:
President: Joseph R. Biden
Delegates: All are uncontested Democratic representatives who will be Delegates to the Democratic National Convention. *Note: EB Councilwoman Sharon Sullivan appears on the balloted under the designation "Uncommitted." Sullivan is a Biden supporter who did not offer her name in time to be chosen for the original delegate selection. A vote for Sullivan is a vote for her to become a delegate, though she is not a member of the included team. You may cast only a single vote in this line.
Senator: Lawrence Hamm of Not Me.Us, a liberal group associated with Bernie Sanders
Cory Booker, Incumbent
Member of the House of Representatives: Bonnie Watson Coleman, Incumbent
Lisa McCormick of Democrats United for Progress, a progressive group
County Clerk: Herb Tarbous of the Central Jersey Progressive Democrats and Not Me. Us.
Nancy J. Pinkin (Currently a member of the New Jersey State Assembly)
Members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders (Vote for 2): Neeharika Thuravil; Catherine Hunt both of Not Me. Us.
Mayor of East Brunswick: Brad Cohen, Incumbent
Members of the Township Council (Vote for 2): Sterley Stanley, Incumbent; Michael Spadafino, Incumbent