Elections

April 24, 2021

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Fulfill, I would like to thank Kim for her service.  We wish her the best in all future endeavors," Fulfill Board Chairman Lauren Holman said in a written statement. NEPTUNE, NJ - According to multiple sources, Kim Guadagno was fired from Fulfill of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For the first time in nine years, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura is being challenged in the Democratic primary. John Arnold, who served as Newark’s deputy police director from 2014 to 2016, announced on Tuesday that he is challenging the 10-term incumbent, for the Democratic ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy signed legislation (S3203) on Tuesday, March 30 to establish early in-person voting in New Jersey. The legislation expands access to voting rights and democracy. S3203 allows registered voters to vote using machines at polling places before the day of certain ...

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TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the June 8th primary will be conducted primarily in-person.  According to Murphy, "All of our regularly operated polling places will be OPEN for all voters who wish to cast their ballots on the voting machines." The announcement was made ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Tammy Rossi of Nutley was elected Secretary of the Essex County NJ Republican Women. Incoming president of Essex County NJ Republican Women, Carol Gallentine of Roseland, kicked off her term with the announcement at the group's Lincoln Day Dinner 2021 Fundraiser that took place on ...

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New York, NY—Rebecca Lamorte was 22 years old in 2013 when she was pushed by someone on the subway platform and her leg got caught in the gap between the platform and a 6 train. Accessibility and disability justice is one of the main reasons that compelled her to run for elected office in City ...

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Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy. Several key questions remain unanswered about voting in ...

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Advocates and experts agree, New Jersey did a remarkable job rolling out paper ballots and ballot boxes on an unforgiving schedule. Now it has a remarkable chance to learn from what it did right. Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project ...

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There are concerns over placement of the boxes as uncertainty remains about format of future elections. Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under ...

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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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No move to replace expensive system of no-bid contracts. Editor’s note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing ...

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For some residents, paper ballots are the clear winner when it comes to honest, accurate elections. The state shifted over to paper during the pandemic, but there’s no guarantee the change is permanent. Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - There appears to be peace in Jersey City, or at least a detente, when it comes to the politics at 280 Grove Street, as well as the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO). Less than three years removed from an attempt he made to oust her father from Hudson County’s top ...

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This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- Tia Ryans voted for the first time on Nov. 3 after losing ...

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Candidates who don’t cozy up to local kingmakers can find themselves banished to ‘ballot Siberia,’ while favorites are awarded prominent positions Editor’s note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access.

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The 2020 general election results will help guide both parties in redrawing New Jersey’s congressional districts. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A significant minority of Americans lack confidence in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election with more than one-third – primarily Republicans and Trump voters – not believing that the election results were fair, according to a nationwide survey by researchers from ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union county is preparing for more vote by mail elections in 2021. The Freeholder Board on Thursday night added over $1.5 million to contracts supporting vote by mail services, anticipating that the June primary, 2021 general election and special elections will be done by mail ...

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Here’s where COVID-19 spread among poll workers — in some cases hampering election results This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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Some groups are shining a virtual light on lies about forged mail ballots, ‘live coups,’ blue-state socialists and the rest on Facebook, Twitter and across the internet. Editor’s note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election ...

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NEWARK - A new post-election poll found support from New Jersey voters for a broad variety of measures to make voting easier and more accessible, including in-person early voting, mailing voters a ballot in every election, same-day voter registration, and requiring employers to provide paid time ...

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Princeton computer scientist Andrew Appel, who helped fuel laws to make voting machines safer, shrugs off misrepresentation by Trump allies.  Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The ...

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For the first time in over a century, election workers have paper ballots to check instead of machines Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley voters cast their ballots for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the November 2020 election.  The Essex County Clerks office provided the following results for the election: Joseph R. Biden / Kamala D. Harris (DEM) 8,633 51.06% Donald J. Trump / Michael R. Pence (REP) 8,052 ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Clerk reported the final results for the Nutley Board of Education race. Three candidates, two incumbents, and one former BOE trustee, ran for the three open seats. The surprise in this election can be found in the 227 write-in votes. Among the write-ins were Kanye ...

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Polls would open two weeks ahead of Election Day. Local officials urge caution, listing unclear cost, inadequate staffing, outdated equipment. Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The ...

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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 the ...

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As election neared, complaints against vendor piled up, officials said Editor’s Note: This coverage is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. The article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Preliminary results for the 2020 Nutley Board of Education include some very familiar names. Salvatore Balsamo, who served as a Board of Education Trustee in the past, received 8,132. Incumbent Salvatore Ferraro received 8,408 votes, and incument Lisa Danchak-Martin received 8,372 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Unofficial results from the Essex County Clerk show Nutley residents cast more votes for Democrats than Republicans during the Nov. 3 2020 election.  The results, pending certification, show residents of the township favored Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for the Presidency over ...

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