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Elections

September 24, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ - With November’s general election getting closer, TAPinto Franklin/Somerset wants you to learn more about the candidates. Each candidate has been invited to participate in our "Meet the Candidate" series. TAPinto Franklin/Somerset hopes to receive responses from all ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The Franklin Township Board of Education (BOE) is made up of nine elected trustees who each serve a three-year term. Each year, three of those seats come up for election and, this November, nine residents are seeking to garner a spot.  The deadline to file those petitions for this ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — With the filing deadline past, nine residents have filed documents to run in the 2021 Franklin Township Board of Education (BOE) election.  The BOE is made up of nine elected trustees, each seated for a three-year term. Each year three of those seats come up for ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Somerset County Democratic Black Caucus hosted a Juneteenth celebration on the Franklin Gazebo lawn at the municipal complex Saturday morning.  Attendees commemorated the day by listening to speeches by prominent figures such as Jersey City Poet Laureate Rashad ...

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Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey local election results as reported by TAPinto franchises across the state: Cranford Election: Kate Rappa Defeats Incumbent Tom Hannen, Jr. in Democrat ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Former Somerset County Commissioner and longtime Franklin Mayor Brian Levine hopes to bring the fiscal responsibility and grassroots politics he says he honed in Franklin to the governor’s office.  But before Levine can take on Gov. Phil Murphy – who’s running unopposed in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter announced that his office has completed sending Vote-by-Mail ballots to all Somerset County voters who requested one. Unlike the 2020 elections where every voter received a ballot in the mail, in 2021 only voters who have positively requested a ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday kicked off his campaign to run for the State Senate in the 16th Legislative District. He must first secure the Democrats' nomination by winning the Primary vote in June against any other candidates. Zwicker has served in the ...

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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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It’s a lengthy job now to process, sort and count ballots cast on Election Day with not all mail-in votes tabulated. Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for ...

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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 ...

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Editor's Note: This story will be updated through Nov. 23 when vote totals are certified by the New Jersey Secretary of State. Some outcomes may change as a result. SOMERVILLE, NJ - The counting of ballots cast in the 2020 election Nov. 3 continues, with projected winners maintaining their leads ...

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Somerville, NJ – In an unprecedented election year, unofficial, partial tallies as of press time indicate that, for the first time ever, Somerset County government will be all blue.  With about 80 percent of the votes counted as press time, it appears Tina Jalloh has defeated Republican ...

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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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Editor's Note: This story will be updated over the next several days as more paper ballots are received and vote totals are recalculated. Some outcomes may change as a result. SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Brian Gallagher, former mayor of Somerville, along with running mate Brian ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The unofficial results for the Franklin Township Board of Education seats are in. Three seats were contested by seven candidates. With 50,732 ballots counted, unofficial results determined the following candidates are projected to win the election - Michael J. Smith with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter expects to post early unofficial election results shortly after 11 p.m. election night, just three hours after the polls officially close in what is expected to be a prolonged process absent the customary in-person voting at local polling places in ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - On this blustery day in Franklin Township, voters who chose to participate in the 2020 General Election by placing their Provisional Ballots have seven locations in town to choose from. The polls will remain open until 8:00 pm. These are the seven polling locations that will be ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Today is the final day to vote in Franklin Township. Voters who have already received ballots in the mail have a few options for casting their vote: The United States Postal Service (ballots must be postmarked by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 and received by the county Board of Elections ...

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Voters look for answers from election officials, who are already overwhelmed with counting and verifying millions of ballots. This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This article is available for reprint ...

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Justice Department plans to watch two counties on Tuesday. Watchdogs say they fear trouble. This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The unusual election season in New Brunswick will reach a crescendo on Tuesday. Three incumbents are running unopposed for the City Council in an election held via mail-in ballots in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been little campaigning, sign posting and ...

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Signatures created with MVC pin pad are problematic. Voters are asked to ‘cure’ disputed ballots, about half respond. This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This article is available for reprint under ...

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Counties can begin counting general election votes on Saturday because of the expected flood of paper ballots — but they can’t reveal any results. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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In addition to voting in statewide, county and local elections by November 3, New Jersey residents will be asked three public questions, including whether the state Constitution should be amended to legalize marijuana. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey offers an objective perspective of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three Republican incumbents are being challenged by a like number of Democrats for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the office of Somerset County Surrogate. All six candidates appear on the paper ballots mailed to voters last month. Ballots must ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – With the November election looming and COVID-19 precautions the voting process – namely, Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order making the election to primarily vote-by-mail – Mayor Phil Kramer held a town hall on Facebook last night with Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter where they went ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you have questions regarding vote-by-mail this year tune into tonight's Virtual Town Hall meeting at 7 pm. Join the Facebook Live session @TownshipofFranklin on Facebook. Mayor Phil Kramer will host Township Clerk Ann Marie McCarthy and Somerset County Clerk, Steve Peter. Peter ...

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NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Presidential elections are important.   As doubtless are those races for Congress.  Sure, it's good to vote for your Mayor and Board of Education members.  However, let's not forget that, in this election cycle, the legalization of marijuana is also up for a vote.  To be ...

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