GREEN BROOK, NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. and Green Brook and North Plainfield voters will decide local, school, county and state elections. Green Brook and North Plainfield are a part of New Jersey Legislative District 22.
District 22 - (Middlesex, Somerset and Union) Clark, Dunellen, Fanwood, Green Brook, Linden, Middlesex, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Rahway, Scotch Plains, Winfield
Legislators for District 22
In Green Brook Township, two candidates are running for one seat. The candidates for Township Committee are Linda Bolton and incumbent Gerard Searfoss.
Only one candidate, Janine Potter , has filed to be on the ballot for the three available seats on the Green Brook Township Board of Education.
North Plainfield does not have municipal elections this year.
For the North Plainfield Board of Education, six candidates are running for three seats: Thomas Allen, Linda L.Bond-Nelson, Jeffrey Brutus, John A. Fellin, Jr., Mark Kruszczynski, and Alba Soto.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information go to www.vote411.org
To write in a candidate "click the box" for a write in vote and type the name.
- Write-in votes are counted and the individual with the highest number of write-in votes is offered the position as long as that person is a qualified candidate. If the person elected does not wish to serve, the seat does not go to the next highest vote getter, according to the New Jersey School Boards Association. Instead, the Somerset County superintendent appoints someone to the seat.
- If there is a tie among the write-in candidates and one or more is eligible and wishes to hold the position, a special election is called among the write-in candidates.
- There is no minimum number of write-in votes needed. A single write-in vote can elect so long as the write-in candidate qualifies for and agrees to accept the office.
- Qualifications (appointment and election)
- Each member of any board of education shall, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1:
- Be a United States citizen;
- Be a resident of the district for at least one year at the time of election or appointment;
- Be able to read and write;
- Be a registered voter in the district where the person is submitting the nomination
- petition (or being appointed);
- Not be disqualified as a voter pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:4-1;
- Not have been convicted of any of the crimes or offenses enumerated in N.J.S.A.
- 18A;12-1 or conspiracy to commit or attempt to commit any of said crimes;
- Not be the mayor or a member of the governing body of the municipality; or
- Not have a direct or indirect contract with or claim against the board.
- Additional information can be obtained from the New Jersey School Boards Association at https://www.njsba.org/about/membership/school-board-candidacy/
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