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Democrat Harris Gains Seat On Bernards Committee Following Mail-In Vote Count

November 14, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Democrat Joan Bannan Harris will take a seat on previously all-Republican Township Committee in 2019, after a count of votes by mail under the state's new mail-in system overturned a lead by two Republican candidates tallied up after polls closed last Tuesday.

The Somerset County website released its "final unofficial" vote count late on this Tuesday. The ...

Watchung Councilmembers-Elect Thank Voters, Schedule Meeting



Thank you Watchung. Together, we can make positive change, newly elected Watchung Borough Council members Lindsay Goodloe and Daryl Eisenberg Knegten said.

An open meeting for the Watchung Democrats will be held on Monday,  Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Watchung Library. 

They will be talking about volunteer opportunities, events coming up, and planning ...

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 ...

Malinowski is Going to the House, Wins Close Race for NJ's 7th Congressional District

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Democratic candidate Tom Malinowski chose Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights to gather his supporters to await the results of the close race for the New Jersey's 7th Congressional District seat he won against five term Republican incumbent Congressman Leonard Lance.

Throughout the night, cheers erupted from the large crowd that filled the ball ...

Election 2018: And the Winners in North Plainfield are...

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Unofficial results are in. 

Democrats swept the five available seats for four four-year terms in the council race in North Plainfield on Tuesday.

Results are: 

Wendy Schaefer (D)3,669

Lawrence LaRonde (D)3,629

Douglas Singleterry (D)3,578

Everett Merrill (D)3,560

Henry R. Stoner (R)1,286

Gary Lewis (R)1,342

Robert Fisher ...

Election 2018: And the Winners in Green Brook are...

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Unofficial results are in. 

Republicans Patrick Boccio and James VanArdsdale were elected to the Green Brook Township Committee on Tuesday.

The Green Brook Township School Board election results for three three-year terms are:

Lisa Couch 1,058

Jean-Louis Kong 1,030

Bruce Martins 993

Wilton Thomas-Hooke 670

And at ...

Election 2018: And the Winners in Watchung are...

WATCHUNG, NJ - Unofficial results are in. 

The closure of the borough's library was a major issue in the race and it looks like Democrats have swept Watchung Borough, unseating Stephen Black, David Mobus and Maria Alberto. 

The vote count at 11 p.m. Tuesday is:


Keith Balla (D) -1,243

Stephen Black (R)- 1,186

Council: Two three-year ...

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 ...

Y Vote? Just Ask Our Youth

SOMERSET, NJ - Students from 11 Central New Jersey schools competed in the League of Woman's Voters' (Greater New Brunswick Chapter) inaugural "Y Vote" contest earlier this year. 

Already a big hit, the contest drew 91 responses - 77 essays, and 14 videos. The top entries in both categories received $500, while $200 went to second place, and $100 to third place.

Election 2018: Get Ready to Vote, Polling Places and Candidate Lists


SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - It’s  finally time to vote. Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. You must be registered to vote  and your polling place is listed on your sample ballot. If you do not have your sample ballot, you may look up your polling place on the New Jersey Department of State ...


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