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Elections

July 8, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- Residents of Cedar Grove have collected more than 3,000 signatures on a petition to recall Board of Education member Christine Dye. For a proper recall to proceed, the recall committee must have the petition signed by least 25% of the persons registered to vote within the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eric Brekhman and Lucas Zhu, rising seniors at Livingston High School (LHS) and co-presidents of the LHS Democrats Club, are currently collaborating with Westfield Councilman David Contract through a non-partisan initiative called Vote16NJ for an amendment to the New Jersey State ...

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NEWARK, NJ –– Be Ready, the first political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of Black women in elected office in New Jersey has launched. Led by a group of Black women with proven experience in organizing, managing campaigns, and advancing issues at the state and local levels, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  With the primary election fast approaching, Governor Murphy signed legislation increasing the pay for New Jersey's election workers.  Elections workers will now be paid $300 per day, up from $200. The bill also appropriates $7,000,000 to the Department of State.    “Election ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A state Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James will not be able to appear on the ballot for the city’s May nonpartisan municipal elections. Judge Thomas Vena blocked James’ attempt to be certified as a candidate after he submitted more than 2,000 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Former mayor of Paterson, Joey Torres was charged on Friday with criminal contempt for launching a new mayoral campaign in violation of a court order stemming from his 2017 conviction for conspiracy to commit official misconduct, Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Saying he had planned all along not to seek reelection to the state senate, Nicholas Sacco announced today he would endorse state Senator Brian Stack instead in the 2023 campaign. Both Sacco and Stack, however, expressed dismay at the treatment of Hudson County in the ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - In what may be the most dramatic shift in Hudson County political power in a generation, the new redistricting of legislative seats has put Union City, North Bergen, and other north Hudson towns into the 33rd district, and reshaped the 32nd legislative district to include all of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The first-ever TEAM KAZMARK internship program offers valuable experience in the areas of political campaigns and government to high school students, college students, or anyone interested. This is a meaningful way to help Woodland Park meet its fullest potential. If ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nine candidates for the Montclair Board of Education are set to participate in a forum on February 17. Hosted by the League of Women Voters (of the Montclair Area), residents will have an opportunity to hear the platforms before casting their vote during the March 8 ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Republican Organization selected their 2022 candidates on January 15. Former Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald is set to run for Passaic County Sheriff, along with PBA President, Alex Cruz and Ringwood Attorney, William Marsala who are seeking seats on the Passaic ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While the last round of Congressional Redistricting pitted Congressman Bill Pascrell against one of his longtime colleagues to keep the seat, the redrawn 9th District that goes into effect for the 2022 election was left largely unchanged.  On Wednesday, saying he was excited by ...

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RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ — "I hate to lose." Republican Jack Ciattarelli conceded the Governor's race Friday afternoon in his hometown of Raritan Borough. "I called Governor Murphy earlier today and congratulated him on his re-election and wished him well in serving the people of New Jersey," ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican Jack Ciattarelli’s campaign released an update of the ongoing ballot counting, as well as a statement today regarding the 2021 gubernatorial election in New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy's campaign called for the former state Assemblyman and GOP candidate for governor to ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Three days after Election Day, GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli is still campaigning and unwilling to concede, despite Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy having been declared the winner by several media organizations. The governor also declared victory Wednesday night at ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In the extremely tight Passaic County races, things have changed with only 220 ballots recorded on Thursday. Democrat Sandy Lazzara has moved from fourth place to second in the County Commissioner race, and will likely keep her seat on the Board of County Commissioners. This move ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy’s message was simple and to the point to supporters gathered Wednesday night at Asbury Park Convention Hall. “Thank you, New Jersey!” Governor Murphy declared victory following many media outlets doing the same.  His opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, has not ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - With 87 percent of the state vote counted at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Hillsborough resident and former GOP state assemblyman and Somerset County freeholder Jack Ciattarelli held a microscopic 1,700-vote lead over incumbent Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. Ciattarelli was leading in 14 New ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Crowds at Zeppelin Hall in Jersey City gave a rousing cheer as Mayor Steven Fulop took the stage to acknowledge his win for a third term as mayor – a feat not achieved by any of his predecessors since Frank Hague. With about 66 percent of the total votes cast counted, Fulop ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - It was a clean sweep for Team Bhalla Tuesday, a mandate from voters, the newly reelected Mayor Ravi Bhalla said, to continue the work they’ve been doing by “focusing on the basics of good government.” Looking toward the next four years, Bhalla, who ran unopposed, added that Hoboken ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - For the first time in Montclair's history, the Township will now have an elected school board. By an overwhelming majority, Montclair voters have approved a referendum to move to an elected school board and away from the mayor-appointed members.   Since the 1960s, various groups ...

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The ballot for the November 2 general election includes two public questions that would expand legalized gambling in New Jersey in two ways: the first by permitting wagering in the state on college sports, and the second to allow more types of nonprofit groups to use net proceeds from bingo games ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A social media post featuring several pictures of Wayne teachers in and around George Washington Middle School holding signs promoting three Wayne Board of Education candidates was questioned because of a possible violation of school policy. School Policy #3233 states, “The Board ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Former President Barack Obama came to Newark Saturday to boost Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy’s re-election bid, bringing his unique brand of political charisma to Weequahic Park on the first day of early voting in New Jersey.  Obama’s stop in the South Ward echoed his visit ...

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NEW JERSEY - More than 13,500 new poll workers have signed up ahead of Election Day Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 266, which increases the pay for New Jersey’s poll workers from $200 to $300 for Election Day, and increase pay during the early voting period by a commensurate ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — There are two public questions on the November 2 ballot, and the League of Women Voters has broken them down for voters through their online analysis. The League of Women Voters of NJ has done an extensive analysis on the two public questions with reasons to vote "yes" and ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - The League of Women Voters hosted a Candidate Night at Wayne’s municipal court building on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Democratic and Republican State Senate and Assembly candidates participated in a forum discussing the most pressing issues facing New Jersey and its ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 266, which increases the pay for New Jersey’s poll workers from $200 to $300 for Election Day, and increase pay during the early voting period by a commensurate hourly rate. The increase aims to incentivize poll worker participation ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The first of two debates in the New Jersey Governor’s race kicks off at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark tomorrow, pitting incumbent Phil Murphy, a Democrat, against Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli.  “NJPAC is honored to host what promises to be an engaging ...

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