Elections

October 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents who are not registered to vote that they have until Tuesday, October 16 to register in time for the upcoming General Election and School Board Election on November 6. “Voters who would like to request a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that Vote-by-Mail ballots will be available in the County Clerk’s Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield starting on Monday, October 1 to registered voters who wish to cast their vote by mail ballot for the 2018 General ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education Commissioner Ahmed Shehata wrote a letter to Linden Board of Education President Raymond Topoleski to express his views on the press release sent out by Mayor Derek Armstead regarding using school property as polling locations. The letter, which was sent on ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  Mayor Armstead is calling on city residents, school board members, county, and state officials to condemn and reverse Linden Superintendent Danny Robertozzi's decision to terminate resident voting in Linden public school on primary election days. “Linden voters have voted at ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Superintendent of Schools, Danny A. Robertozzi, has requested that the County Board of Elections and the Municipal Clerk remove all polling sites from the Linden Public Schools.   Mr. Robertozzi has asked this request due to the prevalence of school violence plaguing the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Seven candidates have filed petitions with the Union County Clerk for the three seats on the Linden Board of Education race that is coming up on Election Day this November.  The seven candidates for the Linden Member of Board of Education are as follows: Patrick ...

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Election Policies Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day.  For the primary election, statements can be ...

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LINDEN, NJ — Linden Democratic voters gave a generous nod to incumbent Mayor Derek Armstead and his running mate Michele Yamakaitis in Tuesday's Primary election. Armstead received 3,797 votes from Linden Primary voters to 2,258 for Gretchen Hickey and 277 for Rhashonna Crosby. Yamakaitis ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The three-person panel selected by Democratic City Committee Chairman Adrian O. Mapp to pick a Plainfield nominee for an open freeholder seat submitted its recommendation over the holiday weekend. Linda Carter had previously held the freeholder position until she took on the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Democratic Committee announced the endorsement of Tenth Ward Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey for Mayor, along with the Re-Election of Linden Council President Jorge Alvarez, Re-Election of Linden Ninth Ward Councilman Armando Medina, and First Ward candidate O’Neil Thomas, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden's Tenth Ward Councilwoman, Gretchen Hickey, announced her bid for Mayor against incumbent Derek Armstead on Friday.  Her running mate will be incumbent Jorge Alvarez for Council President. “I am pleased to announce that I am running for Mayor of the City of Linden," Hickey ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Councilman Armando Medina announced in a statement this afternoon that he is seeking the Democratic nomination but will not run on the Mayor's slate.  Medina's second three-year term is up at the end of 2018. "This June I will seek the Democratic nomination for 9th Ward ...

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CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader. State Senator Nick Scutari away with a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - State Senator and former Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal has announced his endorsement of Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Chairman. “The endorsement of my friend and colleague Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Chairman is very personal ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Tenth Ward Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey released a statement on Tuesday regarding what she considers an inappropriate use of Linden police department personnel and vehicle by Mayor Derek Armstead. According to Armstead, he contacted police to escort him to and from the event for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Supporters and opponents of Mayor Mapp's decision to endorse State Senator Nick Scutari for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr clashed on Saturday morning as the three current candidates for Chair, Scutari, Mahr and Hillside's Anthony ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) acting chairwoman Colleen Mahr announced on Thursday that Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be the date of the meeting to vote on the UCDC’s next permanent Chair.  The date was voted on at a meeting with municipal chairs and UCDC officers per the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Today, several prominent women candidates who stepped forward to run for municipal office have released statements highlighting their support for Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Committee Chairman. They join a growing list of prominent Union County voices, including ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Councilwoman Rhashonna C. Cosby has partnered with the Linden Board of Health to offer a monthly wellness series throughout the city for residents of all ages. Cosby said the goal of the series is, "to bring health awareness to the community at a time when more residents are ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, Plainfield's own Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee to focus on recovering from an illness.  A statement that was issued by Union County Democratic Committee Executive Director Nick Fixmer notes that Green ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Shortly after Jerry Green announced that he would resign as chairman of Union County Democratic Committee, State Senator Nick Scutari issued a press release announcing his candidacy for the position and listed numerous endorsers, including Green, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men and children — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country. “It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee ...

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LINDEN, NJ - New Jersey Governor-Elect Phil Murphy visited Linden this afternoon to tour the Linden Transit Station in an effort to assess the need for infrastructure repairs. The station, which is located in the city’s Sixth Ward, has been the cause of disagreements between Linden officials and ...

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