GREEN BROOK, NORTH PLAINFIELD, WATCHUNG, NJ - Registered voters are reminded to review the ballot for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  Polling locations will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visit the League of Women Voters website for an online Voter's Guide to learn where candidates running for office stand on the issues. (Not all candidates responded.)


Registered voters will be casting their vote for:

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Governor & Lieutenant Governor - Vote for One.

Philip Murphy, Sheila Oliver (D); Kim Guadagno, Carlos A. Rendo (R); Matthew Riccardi; Gina Genovese; Vincent Ross, April A. Johnson; Peter J. Rohrman, Karese J. Laguerre (L); Seth Kaper-Dale, Lisa Durden

State Senator, 21st Legislative District - Vote for one 

Jill Lazare (D); Thomas H. Kean, Jr. (R)

Member of General Assembly, 21st Legislative District - Vote for two

Bruce H. Bergen (D); Lacey Rzeszowski (D); Jon Bramnick (R); Nancy F. Munoz (R)

County Candidates

Freeholder – Two - 3 year term

Brian D. Levine, (R)

Brian Gallagher, (R)

Shanel Robinson, (D)

Alex Avellan, (D)

County Clerk – One – 5 year term

Brett A. Radi, (R)

Steve Peter, (D)

PUBLIC QUESTION #1: NEW JERSEY LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION BOND ACT - Do you approve the "New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act"? This bond act authorizes the State to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $125 million. The proceeds of the bonds will be used to provide grants to public libraries. The grants will be used to build, equip, and expand public libraries to increase capacity and serve the public. 


PUBLIC QUESTION #2:  CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT DEDICATING MONEYS FROM STATE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION CASES - Do you approve amending the Constitution to dedicate all moneys collected by the State relating to natural resource damages in cases of contamination of the environment? The moneys would have to be used to repair, restore, replace, or preserve the State's natural resources. The moneys may also be used to pay legal or other costs incurred by the State in pursuing its claims.

Local races are:



In Green Brook:

Green Brook Township

Two - Three year seats

James Benscoter, (R)

Francis Gaffney, (R)

 Bryan Murdock, (D)

David C. Breen Jr., (D)

 Green Brook Township School District

Three - Three year seats

Jason Ash

Darlene Connors

John Brault


In North Plainfield:


North Plainfield School District ( no municipal races)

Two – Three year seats

James D. McGovern

Bianka M. Butler

Willie Vick, Jr.

One – Two year unexpired term
Thomas J. Allen

In Watchung:

Watchung Borough

Two - Three year seats

Stephen Black, (R)

Robert Gibbs, (R)

Watchung Borough Board of Education

Three - Three year seats
Joseph Mattiassi

Tina Kelly

Ellyn Margulies

Watchung Hills Regional High School District

One - Three year seat Watchung Borough

Sondra Fechtner

Freddie Hayeck


Where To Vote ?

In Green Brook 

Districts 1,3,4,6- Green Brook Middle School

District 2 ,5 - Green Brook Firehouse 

In North Plainfield

Districts 1, 9 -Church of the Holy Cross

Districts 2, 4, 10, 12 -East End School

District 3, 5, 8 -Stony Brook School

Districts 6, 7, 11 -North Plainfield Community Center

In Watchung

Districts 1 and 4 vote at the Fireman’s Exempt Hall

District 3 votes at Bayberry School

Districts 2 and 5 vote at Wilson Memorial Church 

To vote for a write in candidate:

1. Upon entering the voting booth, locate For Membership to the Boards of Education and follow this row across to the personal choice column and press the button.

2. A green arrow<= will begin to flash. (note: the <=will continue to flash until the write-in is completed).

3. At the bottom of the ballot is the maroon write-in keypad, which is approximately waist high. Type in the first name of the candidate for whom you wish to vote. Use the arrow key for the space. Then type in the last name. Now press "enter" which is located on the pad.

4.If an error on the write-in is made- before you press "enter'' on the write-in keypad- press the arrow key to the left until the error is cleared and then re-type the name. To make a space, press the arrow key to the right.

After you have completed voting the entire ballot, press the orange "cast vote" button located on your lower right-hand side.