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All the Votes Are in: Hillsborough Democrat Olivia Holmes Elected to Township Committee

November 13, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH  NJ – Olivia Holmes will become the first Democrat elected to the Township Committee in 11 years.

The Somerset County Board of Elections completed its tabulation of mail-in and provisional ballots early Tuesday evening, one week after Election Day, with Holmes receiving the second highest vote total. She will be seated on the Committee at the annual reorganization ...

Outcome of Hillsborough Local Elections Expected Tuesday

HILLSBOROUGH , NJ – Less than one percentage point separates the four candidates who ran for two Township Committee seats on Election Day, with the  outcome of Tuesday’s local elections not expected until next Tuesday,  when all provisional ballots and mail-in ballots are counted and included in the final vote tally, according to Somerset County Clerk Steve ...

Hillsborough Committee Election Still Too Close to Call

HILLSBOROUGH , NJ - Uncertainty continues to loom over the outcome of Tuesday’s local elections, with the probability that the final vote count to determine the winners of two seats on the Township Committee won’t be finalized until Tuesday when all provisional ballots and mail-in ballots are counted and included in the final tally, according to Somerset County Clerk Steve ...

Elections 2018: Hillsborough Committee Race Too Close to Call; Democrats Upset GOP Freeholder Incumbents

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – It may take days to determine the winners in the race for two seats on the Township Committee.

Several races in Somerset County will be affected by Tuesday’s court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone in Somerville, which will delay the final results of many elections in Somerset County for several days; the Board of Elections resumes counting a ...

Court Order Will Delay Final Vote Counts in Somerset County Elections

SOMERVILLE, 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, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which could have an impact on total vote counts in tight races on the local, county, state and ...

New Jersey Voters Asked to Spend $500M to Secure Their Children's Future on Nov. 6

 

TRENTON, NJ - In addition to voting on local, county, congressional and school board elections Tuesday, Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve a ballot question that would authorize the state to borrow $500 million to spend on education and infrastructure.

Public Question No. 1 is known as the Securing Our Children's Future Bond Act.

Following is the ballot ...

Hillsborough: Election Day 2018 Preview

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Voters will have their hands full on Election Day.

On the local level, they’ll  decide from among four candidates for two seats on the Township Committee.

That’s for starters.

They’ll also decide the fate of incumbents and challengers for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders; whether to reelect Rep. Leonard Lance, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Poll: Federal Corruption Trial Dogs Menendez; Hugin Closes Gap in US Senate Race

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With two weeks until Election Day, incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez narrowly leads Republican challenger Bob Hugin 51 percent to 46 percent among likely voters in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Menendez’s tight margin stems from the mark his federal corruption trial has left on his reputation, his inability to capture a majority of ...

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