Plainfield: Sample Ballots for Primary Election Now Available

May 22, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The County of Union has announced that sample ballots for the June 6 primary election are now available.   Plainfield residents can utilize the county's website and mobile app to find out if they are registered, learn where they should go to vote, and get election results.  

The following links are to sample ballots specific to each of the Wards in ...

League of Women Voters of Plainfield Announces Candidates Forum on May 31

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Plainfield has announced its plans to host a Candidates Forum prior to the primary election on June 6th, and has contacted the eligible candidates to invite them to participate.

Each candidate must submit a biography and provide answers to questions asked by the League for publication in advance of the forum.  Any candidate who agrees to take ...

Charter Schools Moratorium Sparks Sparring at Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Debate

The question of whether there should be a moratorium on charter schools sparked heated discussion among the four major New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates gathered at a television debate in the studio of NJTV in downtown Newark on Thursday night, putting a direct spotlight on a critical educational issue in the state's largest city. 

While the candidates were led ...

Plainfield Community Empowerment Workshop

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Central Jersey presents a three-part voter education empowerment workshop at Washington Community School in Plainfield.

May 10:  Voter's Registration Education Workshop 101
May 31:  Gubernatorial Candidacy Social Justice
Oct 4:  Get Registered, Get Engaged, Get Out to Vote

Each session is from 7:00 to 9:00 ...

Deadline to Register to Vote in Primary Election is May 16

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The City of Plainfield reminds residents that the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming primary election is Tuesday, May 16.

In an effort to accommodate last minute registrants, the City Clerk's office has scheduled morning and evening voter registration hours on that day from 6:00 am to 9:30 pm.

The office is located on the first floor of City Hall at 515 ...

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available May 1

Union County, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has announced that Vote-By-Mail ballots will be available beginning on Monday, May 1st for the 2017 Primary Election.  This year’s Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 6.

“New Jersey will select its first new governor in eight years this November, and the June 6 Primary Election is a ...

Former Long Hill Township Mayor Gina Genovese to Run for Governor, Property Tax Reform at Center of Campaign

Former Mayor Gina Genovese, an experienced property-tax reform advocate, lifelong New Jerseyan, and longtime business owner announced on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, that she is running for governor of New Jersey.  

“I am running for governor to speak to and represent the over 50 percent of residents struggling to pay their property taxes. I am running for governor this year to force ...

Ballot Positions Selected for June 2017 Plainfield Democratic Primary Election

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Earlier today, April 17th, the drawing for Democratic ballot positions in the June 2017 primary election was conducted by the County Clerk’s Office in Union County.

Democratic Party candidate Phil Murphy, running for Governor, will appear in Column A.  The slate of Union County Democrats, including Freeholders, will also appear in this column.

Tax March, Community Unity Rally in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park Draws Crowd to Hear Local Politicians' Messages

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Coinciding with the Tax March in Washington, D.C., Plainfield was one of over 200 communities across the country that gathered to demand the release of President Trump's tax returns and a fair tax for all.

Maggie Savoca of Fanwood organized the event, held in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park, that highlighted civic engagement and showcased a variety of politicians adding ...

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Union County Clerk Extends Office Hours, June 3rd for Last-Minute Mail-In Primary Election Voters

May 23, 2017

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will open her offices in Elizabeth and Westfield on Saturday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for voters seeking last-minute mail-in ballots.  The offices at the Union County Courthouse, 2 Broad Street room 113 in Elizabeth, and the office at the Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield, will open as a public service for voters who ...

Mayoral Candidates’ Lack of Credibility

May 24, 2017

In the City of Plainfield, as we all know, there are four candidates campaigning and competing to be elected in the June 6 Primary Election for the right to advance to the General Elections for the Office of Mayor of the City of Plainfield.

One candidate is the incumbent, Mayor Adrian O Mapp.  Another candidate is, in my opinion, a little known resident seeking his first elected position ...