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Franklin Township Elections: Democrats Pick Up Two County Seats

November 7, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - A court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone on Election Day will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday. 

Six people are vying for three seats on the Board of Education. Incumbent Laurie Merris, former BOE President Ed Potosnak, former BOE member Patricia E. Stanley, Maria L. Tapia-Burch, Joel S. Goldman ...

Franklin Township Elections: The winners are...(UPDATED)

SOMERSET, NJ - A court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone on Election Day will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday. 

Six people are vying for three seats on the Board of Education. Incumbent Laurie Merris, former BOE President Ed Potosnak, former BOE member Patricia E. Stanley, Maria L. Tapia-Burch, Joel S. Goldman ...

Court Order Will Delay Final Vote Counts in Somerset County Elections (UPDATE)

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - In Franklin Township, 3,493 mail-in ballots were sent out and as of earlier today and 2,428 received, according to Township Clerk Anne Marie McCarthy.

Original article:

A court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone on Election Day will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of ...

Franklin Township Elections: What to Know About Upcoming Elections (UPDATED)

SOMERSET, NJ - This upcoming election will see six people running for three seats on the Board of Education, one local resident running for a House of Representatives seat, and another resident running for a Board of Chosen Freeholders seat on Nov. 6.

There are no Township Council seats up for grabs this year. 

Who is running for office?

Board of Education - Incumbent Laurie Merris, ...

Are Politics Broken? Rutgers Philosopher Proposes “Lottocracy” as Alternative

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the Nov. 6 election approaches, do you sometimes feel our electoral system is broken and in need of replacement?

If so, you are not alone. In several articles, a free online course and a forthcoming book, Rutgers University-New Brunswick philosophy Professor Alexander Guerrero lays out a plan for “lottocracy” — a new form of government in which adult ...

Elect Ed Potosnak to Franklin School Board

SOMERSET, NJ - Ed Potosnak (biography) is running for election to the Franklin Board of Education.  Previously, Ed served as President of the Franklin Board of Education leading to significant improvements he also taught H.S. Chemistry. 

Ed is executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and served on Governor's Murphy's Environmental ...

Hillsborough Resident Arrested for Tampering with Political Sign

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police have arrested township resident Richard Jensen for tampering with a political sign.

The incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the area of Roycebook Road and Burnet Lane, according to Chief Darren Powell.

Jensen, 62, faces charges of theft of moveable property. The lawn sign that was tampered with was for Republican Township Committee candidates Councilman Shawn ...

Franklin Township: Re-elect, Laurie Merris for Board of Education

SOMERSET, NJ - Every candidate looking to serve the people of our community has been offered the opportunity to submit candidate statements directly to TAPinto Franklin Township for free publication.

Nov. 3 is the last day for statement submissions, TAP here to see submitted statements.

Candidates were also sent the following questions for response:

Why are you seeking a ...

Franklin Township: Five FHS Students Finalists in Y Vote Contest

SOMERSET, NJ - Five Franklin High School students have been selected as a finalist for the Y Vote essay/video contest.

Winners will be announced Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 pm, during an awards ceremony at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, on Rutgers University Campus.

The Y Vote contest is an initiative started by The League of Women’s Voters Greater New Brunswick Area chapter, was ...

Hours Extended to Pick Up Mail-in Ballots for Nov. 6 Election

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter reminds voters that they can apply for a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 6 election. In addition to regular weekday hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., his office will have extended hours to accommodate those who want to pick up a ballot in person: Wednesday, Oct. 24 and 31, until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to ...

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Somerset County Vote-by-Mail Results Delayed

November 6, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter recently announced:

Jerry Midgette, administrator of the board of elections, sought a court order to suspend counting vote-by-mail ballots due to the overwhelming numbers received, which may total over 19000-20000. Judge Ciccone granted the request, suspending the count at8pm this evening, to be ...