Elections

June 9, 2021

Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. In Somerset County, 11.37% of registered voters voted. Results in Green Brook, North Plainfield, Warren, and Watchung are shown in the photo gallery above. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — The 2021 election season is in full swing, with the New Jersey Primary Elections taking place on Tuesday, June 8.   The New Jersey Division of Elections has an online tool to check if you are registered to vote. The tool will tell you what your registration status, the city ...

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NEW JERSEY - Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 8. Candidates for General Assembly, State Senate, and Governor, will appear on the ballot. Polls will be open for in-person voting across the state.  For those registered voters wishing to cast their ballot by mail, the deadline to request a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset County’s Board of Elections announced today that it is hiring up to 200 additional poll workers to support the June 8 primary elections. Following the COVID pandemic 2020 election that featured almost exclusively mail-in balloting, the 2021 elections will be mostly held ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter announced that his office has completed sending Vote-by-Mail ballots to all Somerset County voters who requested one. Unlike the 2020 elections where every voter received a ballot in the mail, in 2021 only voters who have positively requested a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Clerk will conduct a ballot drawing via livestream on Friday, April 16, at 3 p.m., for the June 8th Primary Election. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ballot drawing was usually open to the public and held in the County Clerk’s Office, but this year ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday will give voters more opportunities to cast their ballots at their convenience, through early, in-person voting starting with the 2021 primary election.  “While other states are looking to find ways to keep their citizens from ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Bridgewater Township Councilman Michael Kirsh and Watchung School Board member Amber Murad have been endorsed by the Somerset County Republican Committee as the nominees for the two open spots on the Somerset County Board of Commissioners in the November elections. They ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township Committeeman Michael "Mick" Marion has dispelled rumors that he is mulling a run for NJ State Assembly. Warren Township is now represented by Senator Tom Kean Jr., Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Kean has announced he will not seek re-election ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Councilman Michael Kirsh has submitted a letter of intent to seek the endorsement of the Somerset County Republican Organization to run for Somerset County Commission. The organization will screen candidates to name their nominees Feb. 17. This year, ...

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Kean announced Monday he would not seek reelection. WESTFIELD, NJ — An Assembly Republican from this town hopes to fill the seat to be left vacant by another Republican from Westfield. The day after the state Senate Republican leader Tom Kean Jr. announced that he would not seek reelection, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman, veteran lawmaker and a senior statesman of the Republican Party in Somerset County and New Jersey, announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection in November, ending a 38-year career in public office. He will serve out the remainder of his term ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- To ensure the safety of the U.S. Capitol on President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration day, approximately 550 members of the New Jersey National Guard have been deployed to Washington D.C. The deployed National Guard Air and Army guardsman hail from across the state.  Lieutenant ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Doug Steinhardt, chairman of the New Jersey Republican Party and candidate in the 2021 GOP Gubernatorial Primary, has dropped out of the race just one month after launching his campaign. The abrupt announcement boosts the likelihood that Jack Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough ...

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  State Sen. Tom Kean Jr. has conceded the 7th Congressional District election to Democratic incumbent Tom Malinowski, who will be sworn to a second term in the House of Representatives in January, 2021. Down by more than 11 percent on Election Night, Kean and his supporters held out hope as ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — A worker at the Casa Colombo poll location in Millburn said that she accepted vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots from people other than the actual voter on Election Day. According to the New Jersey Division of Elections, a person may transport a VBM ballot for someone else. They are ...

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Somerville, NJ – In an unprecedented election year, unofficial, partial tallies as of press time indicate that, for the first time ever, Somerset County government will be all blue.  With about 80 percent of the votes counted as press time, it appears Tina Jalloh has defeated Republican ...

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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 ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - With the races close and Somerset County saying votes will continue to be counted until certification on Nov. 23, according to the unofficial results, updated by the county as of 12:17 a.m., incumbent Ron Jubin and newcomer Freddie Hayeck have been elected to serve on the ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - With the races close and Somerset County saying votes will continue to be counted until certification on Nov. 23, according to the unofficial results, updated by the county as of 12:17 a.m., Bryan Murdock and Matthew Stanisci are in the lead over James Benscoter and Francis ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - With the races close and Somerset County saying votes will continue to be counted until certification on Nov. 23, according to the unofficial results, updated by the county as of 12:17 a.m., current council member Lawrence LaRonde has been elected Mayor of the Borough of ...

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UPDATE: See TOWN RESULTS here https://www.tapinto.net/towns/warren/sections/elections And here https://www.tapinto.net/towns/north-plainfield-slash-green-brook-slash-watchung/sections/elections SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter expects to post early unofficial election ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - In a vibrant community like ours, citizens can share their opinions, offer grievances, or bestow praise on the subjects that matter most to them. TAPinto  welcomes letters to the editor on everything from the traffic to municipal government, even your passion for environmental ...

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Despite fear of voter fraud, young adults are excited to be taking part in election process.   “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 Votebeat’s ...

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Somerset County, NJ - What to expect on Election Day in Somerset County: 🇺🇸 Only voters who need ADA assistance will be able to vote on a machine, all other voters who come to a polling location will receive a provisional ballot 🇺🇸 Vote by Mail ballots can be returned to a poll worker 🇺🇸 There ...

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On the November 3 ballot, New Jersey residents are asked three public questions, including a vote on whether veterans who did not serve in time of war should be given a $250 property tax deduction.  The League of Women Voters of New Jersey offers an objective perspective of this question, ...

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FRIDAY IS LAST DAY TO REQUEST A REPLACEMENT MAIL-IN-BALLOT SENT VIA USPS Voters Can Take Advantage of Extended Hours at the Somerset County Administration Building in Somerville To Request, Receive and Submit Ballots   Somerville, NJ – Friday October 23 is the last day voters, who have ...

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In addition to voting in statewide, county and local elections by November 3, New Jersey residents will be asked three public questions, including whether the state Constitution should be amended to legalize marijuana. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey offers an objective perspective of ...

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