SOMERSET, NJ - Tuesday, June 4 is Primary Election Day in New Jersey, and the polling places are in operation so that Franklin Township voters can express their support - within the party in which they are registered - for District 17 Assembly Member (vote for two); County Sheriff (vote for one); Somerset County  Freeholder (vote for one). 

Residents in Franklin Township will have the opportunity to vote for mayor, three council-at-large seats, a freeholder seat, and two assemblyman seats on Election Day, November 5.

Here is an explanation of what people and positions appear on ballots in Franklin Township:

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Alongside the New Jersey State Senate, the New Jersey General Assembly forms the legislative branch of the New Jersey state government and works alongside the Governor of New Jersey to create laws and establish a state budget.  All 80 seats in the New Jersey General Assembly are up for election in 2019. The 17th District includes Franklin (Somerset), Milltown, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, and Piscataway. 

In a three-way, Democratic primary race for Legislative District 17, incumbents Joe Danielsen and Joseph V. Egan will contend with Ron Rivers to face republicans Patricia Badovinac and Maria Conception Powell on Election day November 5. 

TAP here to read more about Danielsen. TAP here to read more about Rivers. 

Somerset County Sheriff

The primary battle for the Democrats’ nominee for Somerset County Sheriff features Darren Russo, a retired Franklin Township police lieutenant will be opposed by Somerville resident Art Atkins, a retired Bridgewater police sergeant.

TAP here to read more about Russo. TAP here to read more about Atkins. 

North Plainfield Police Chief Bill Parenti is opposing Tim Pino, a former captain in the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit for the GOP nomination for County Sheriff. 

TAP here to read more about Pino. TAPinto Franklin/Somerset did not receive a response from Parenti's campaign. 

Board of Chosen Freeholders

Republican Pat Walsh, deputy director of the Somerset County Freeholders is being challenged by Robert Quinn of Franklin, who ran for Assembly in the 17th District in 2017. 

TAP here to read more about Quinn. TAPinto Franklin/Somerset did not receive a response from Walsh's campaign. 

Where and how do I vote?

Polls are open from 6 am to 8 pm TAP here to find your polling location. TAP here for voter information.

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