Elections

June 20, 2021

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne residents interested in running for the Board of Education have an opportunity to do so, according to Business Administrator Gertrude Engle. The board will have three open seats headed into the annual election on Tuesday, November 2.  A term on the board is three ...

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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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Editor's Note - This article has been updated to reflect new information. HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to the unofficial results, "Team Lane" which consists of incumbent Republican councilmen Bruce Bennett and Dominic Mele along with Anna Marie Sasso, defeated their challenger opponents, Michael ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne has reminded residents who are of age to vote that the voter registration deadline is May 18.  Residents can also update their names and addresses if needed. The Borough Clerk's office at the Municipal Building will be open until 9 p.m. to take paper ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Wednesday, Borough Clerk Lori Fernandez filed her certification for the candidates' petitions with the Passaic County Clerk's Office.  The mayor's race will see no primary in either the Republican or Democratic parties.  Republican Council Vice President John Lane will be ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Monday afternoon, the Hawthorne Democratic candidates filed their petitions with Borough Clerk Lori Fernandez to be on the ballot.  Mayoral candidate Councilman Joe Wojtecki and Council-at-Large candidates Thomas Bushnauskas, Hope Foley, and Ann Marie Peterson turned in their ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Republican council-at-large and mayoral candidate petitions were filed at borough hall on Friday with Borough Clerk Lori Fernandez, officially kicking off the GOP campaign. The Republican ticket, dubbed "Team Lane", has Council Vice President John V. Lane seeking to succeed ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Democrats have released their official slate of candidates for the 2021 elections contesting the mayor's seat and three council-at-large positions.  Current Ward 1 Councilman Joseph Wojtecki, the only Democrat serving on the council, will be running for mayor.  The ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – Peter Murphy, the Chairman of the Passaic County Regular Republican Organization announced the Republican nominees for County Surrogate and County Commissioner at a meeting in Paterson this past week. Wayne resident and former Fifth Ward Councilwoman, Aileen Rivera will be ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Election season might seem a little distant as the winter snows finally start to vanish, but in Hawthorne the political parties are already preparing for the new leadership contests.  With the mayor and three at-large council positions up for grabs, the voters will have a choice for ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Regular Republican Organization has announced its full slate of candidates headed to the upcoming election.  With Mayor Richard Goldberg not seeking another term, Council Vice President John Lane was chosen as the organization's pick for mayor, beating out Council ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Incumbent Passaic County Commissioners Cassandra “Sandi” Lazzara, John Bartlett and Assad Akhter will be joined on the Democratic ticket by Zoila Cassanova who will be the Democratic party’s candidate for surrogate, Passaic County Democratic Chairman John Currie announced ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Pamela Fadden, a mathematics teacher at Hawthorne High School, is also the President of the Hawthorne Teachers Association and their lead union negotiator.  Additionally, Fadden serves as NJEA consultant to her home county of Morris.  On Friday, Fadden, who lives in Jefferson ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - When Mayor Richard S. Goldberg announced he would not seek another term, the question arose as to whom should succeed Hawthorne's second-longest-serving mayor.  Rather than trigger a primary, Council President Frank E. Matthews and Vice Council President John V. Lane had agreed to ...

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A flawed state system, they said, hampered mail-in voting. 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 reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing ...

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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 were ...

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At the top of their wish lists, ramping up early voting and implementing same-day registration. "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 ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - While Election Day did not deliver a decisive answer yet as to whom will be the next president, the Hawthorne elections have been concluded with unofficial results from the Passaic County Clerk's Office arriving last night. Michael Sciarra, the incumbent in Ward 3 who succeeded ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The unofficial results for the Ward 3 Council and Board of Education races are in, as reported by the Passaic County Clerk's office.  These votes do not yet include the provisional ballots which could take up to two weeks to process. Shortly after the 2019 election, Ward 3's ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Voters in Hawthorne who have not already sent in mail-in ballots or dropped off their ballots either to the secure Ballot Box in the Municipal Building parking lot or at the County Clerk's Office are casting their votes in the middle of an unprecedented time.  With the coronavirus ...

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Confusion, suspicion, voter hostility and computer glitches: it’s all in a day’s work for the folks staffing New Jersey’s election boards. This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This article is ...

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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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - With Election Day mere days away, candidates in town running for the Ward 3 council seat in the special election and for BOE are making their final pitches to voters and conducting final campaign-related activities. One critical requirement for candidates, and town political ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Residents who have registered to vote but have not yet received a ballot in the mail have some options ahead of Election Day.  The borough of Hawthorne released guidance to residents still waiting to get their ballot, directing them to take the following steps: E-mail Passaic ...

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TAPinto Hawthorne sent a questionnaire to the candidates to help residents get an idea of where they stand on some issues as election day draws near.  The Third Ward council seat was won by the late Garrett Sinning (R) in the 2019 election.  When Sinning passed in November, Anne Marie Sasso and ...

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TAPinto Hawthorne sent a questionnaire to the Board of Education and Ward 3 Council candidates to help residents get an idea of where they stand on some issues as election day draws near.  The responses received for the Board of Education are listed below.  The candidates who responded to the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Every voter can help the General Election run as smoothly as possible by filling out and returning your General Election Vote-by-Mail ballot as soon as possible after you receive it. The following early voting methods are available now, and are in effect until the polls close at ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A ballot drop-off box has been installed in the Municipal Building parking lot near the entrance.  The box is under surveillance for security purposes, as seen by a camera overhead. In his most recent letter to the borough, Mayor Richard Goldberg expected that the county would ...

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NEW JERSEY — Less than two months from Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said a new website will allow New Jersey residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot all while on the go or from the comfort of their home. “This online form is safe and secure, and can be accessed ...

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