Elections

District 17: Primary Day is Just Around the Corner

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – As spring has sprung so has primary season, so it’s time to start thinking about primary day set for June 6.  

On the night of primary day, New Jersey will know the major party candidates for governor and state Legislature. All the independents also declare themselves candidates.

Franklin Township is part of the 17th district and according to NJ Elections page the candidates below are running:

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17th DISTRICT (Senate 1 seat and Assembly 2 seats)
SENATE ASSEMBLY

William Irwin (D)

Joe Danielsen (D)

Daryl Kipnis (R)

Joseph Egan (D)

Bob Smith (D)

Heather Fenyk (D)

 

Ralph Johnson (D)

 

Robert Quinn (R)

 

Nadine Wilkins (R)

At TAPinto Franklin Township (and surrounding TAP towns), candidates have many options to get their campaign messages out.

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from March 27, 2017, through the week before the election. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site.  No statements will be published from the Sunday before the election through the day of the election.  

Statements must be factually accurate and not defamatory.  Should there be questions as to the factual accuracy of a statement, the candidate will be asked to provide documentation for their claims.  

Should they fail to do so, the statement will not be published until the candidate revises the statement accordingly.  Similarly, should a statement be deemed factually inaccurate or defamatory it will not be published and the candidate will have the option to revise their statement accordingly.  

 

If a statement is published and later is alleged to be factually inaccurate, the statement will be temporarily removed from the site and the candidate will be asked to provide documentation for their claims.  Should they do so, the statement will be republished.  Should they fail to do so, they can revise their statement accordingly or it will remain unpublished.  Statements should be submitted to the site directly.It’s easy, quick and free. To submit a statement, sign up for an account on Candidate Statements

Letters to the Editor:  Anyone can submit Letters to the Editor at any time up until the day before Election Day. Publication of Letters to the Editor is at the sole discretion of the editor of TAPinto Franklin Township. They must be factually accurate and not defamatory.  They must not be anonymous.  The letter writer must submit their phone number with their letter.  

The phone number will not be published – it will be used for verification purposes. Should the letter be deemed inaccurate or defamatory, the letter will not be published and the letter writer will be offered the opportunity to either provide documentation for their claims or to revise their letter accordingly.  Letters should be submitted directly on the site.
 
Press Releases:  Anyone can submit a press release.  Publication of press releases is at the sole discretion of the editor of TAPinto Franklin Township.  The press release must be factually accurate and not defamatory. Should the press release be deemed inaccurate or defamatory, the press release will not be published and the author will be offered the opportunity to either provide documentation for their claims or revise the release accordingly.  Press releases MUST be submitted directly on the site for consideration for publication.
 
Advertising:  All candidates are able to purchase advertising on the site. All candidates in a town are charged the same amount for the same sized ad for the same time period. To advertise, call 908-279-0303 ext. 257 or email TAPintoFranklinTownship.net.

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