Elections

June 17, 2021

FANWOOD, NJ -- Girl Power was in full force at Sheelen's Crossing in Fanwood on Wednesday, June 16, as Mayor Colleen Mahr welcomed 10 of her fellow mayors and New Jersey's first lady Tammy Murphy to a fundraiser for Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle. On hand were: Summit Mayor Nora ...

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Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey local election results as reported by TAPinto franchises across the state: Cranford Election: Kate Rappa Defeats Incumbent Tom Hannen, Jr. in Democrat ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Unofficial results are in for Plainfield's primary election, with residents selecting Mayor Adrian O. Mapp — garnering 46.3% of the votes — to lead the city for a third term. The incumbent defeated Richard Wyatt, at 40.2%, by just 294 votes, despite significantly higher ...

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ELIZABETH, 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 and ...

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NEW JERSEY - The primary election in NJ is June 8. The primary ballot includes state assembly, state senate, and the race for the governor. 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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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Tuesday, May 18, is the last day to register to vote in the June 8 Primary Election, when you will have an opportunity to select the mayor who will lead the city of Plainfield for the next four years. Four people are running for the position: Incumbent Adrian Mapp, Richard Wyatt, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The League of Women Voters hosted a forum Thursday with the three candidates running to fill the Fourth Ward council seat currently held by Stacey Welch. Moderated by Ann Armstrong of the Hunterdon-Somerset County LWV chapter, Welch, Taleana Williams Hurst and Terri Briggs-Jones ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Voters will have a choice to vote by mail or in-person in the June 8 primary election, but drop boxes are here to stay, county officials said. Whichever way voters decide to cast their votes, the registration deadline is May 18. Since Gov. Phil Murphy announced the primary ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Four candidates have submitted petitions for the June 8 Primary Election to seek a four-year term as Plainfield Mayor, election officials announced Monday after the 4 p.m. deadline passed. Incumbent Mayor Adrian O. Mapp is pursuing a third term, and will once again face off with ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Second Ward Councilman Sean McKenna hosted a Zoom town hall Tuesday evening that was billed as an overview of the Plainfield municipal budget; the council approved the introduction of the calendar year 2021 budget at a special meeting the previous night. After engaging with ...

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A third person has thrown his hat into the ring to run for mayor in Plainfield. Dr. Henrilynn Ibezim was on the ballot in 2017 when he, Rev. Tracey Brown, and Bridget Rivers, a councilwoman at the time, faced off against incumbent Adrian O. Mapp. This year, Ibezim will again ...

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Kean announced Monday he would not seek reelection. WESTFIELD — The day after the state Senate Republican leader Tom Kean Jr. announced that he would not seek reelection, state Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick announced that he would seek the 21st District seat. “I’m going to continue ...

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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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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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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The results from the November 3 General Election have all been tallied by the Union County Clerk's office, and are now official. Plainfield's results have not changed since the unofficial results were announced last month. Plainfield City Council Third Ward Council Member ...

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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ — If you filled out a paper ballot at a polling place in Union County, your vote will be counted — starting Monday, the administrator of the Board of Elections said. Election workers will begin counting the paper ballots, also called provisional ballots, cast at polling ...

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A flawed state system, they said, hampered mail-in voting. 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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It’s a lengthy job now to process, sort and count ballots cast on Election Day with not all mail-in votes tabulated. 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 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Unofficial tallies on Election Day show Democrats outpacing Republicans in the contest for three seats on the freeholder board. The results updated as of 11:17 p.m. Tuesday show Democratic incumbent freeholder candidates Christopher Hudak and Angela Garretson, along with ...

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Six candidates were vying for three Plainfield Board of Education seats in the 2020 General Election, and unofficial results were posted by the Union County Clerk’s Office Tuesday evening. The Aiming Higher Together team, with Eric Andrews, Josely Castro and Jacqueline Workman, are ...

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Plan on lines and some confusion at the limited polling places open on Tuesday. And wear a mask. 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 ...

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Justice Department plans to watch two counties on Tuesday. Watchdogs say they fear trouble. 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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PLAINFIELD, NJ — On the eve of the General Election, when voters will choose the next President of the United States from the top of the ballot, down to deciding local Plainfield races for city council and school board seats, Richard Wyatt announced his plan to run for mayor in 2021 in a video ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The 2020 General Election is well underway.  On November 3, Election Day, there will be seven polling locations available to assist registered voters in Plainfield, with polls open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Polling locations are open for Provisional Ballot Voting only, with some ...

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Signatures created with MVC pin pad are problematic. Voters are asked to ‘cure’ disputed ballots, about half respond. 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 ...

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