PLAINFIELD, NJ — Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout New Jersey for today’s General Election.  Plainfield voters will cast votes in statewide and county races, and will select new City Council members, three 3-year term Board of Education members and one person for a 1-year unexpired term on the school board. 

Voters will also be asked one public question on whether to increase financial aid to the state’s educational institutions.  Public Question #1, the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act, would allow the State to borrow a total principal amount of $500 million. It would be used to provide grants to county vocational school districts and county colleges to construct and equip buildings to increase capacity in career and technical education programs. The money would also be used to provide grants for school security projects at kindergarten through grade 12 schools, and would be used to provide grants for school district water infrastructure improvement projects.

  • $350 million is allocated for career and technical education (CTE) grants at county vocational school and for school security projects at K-12 schools.
  • $50 million is allocated for CTE grants at county colleges.
  • $100 million is allocated for school districts (local, regional, county special services, county vocational and those under state intervention) for the repair or replacement of water supply infrastructure to improve water quality.

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WARD 1

District

Polling Place

Address

1

Emerson School

305 Emerson Avenue, Gymnasium

2

Barlow School

E. Front St. & Farragut Rd., All Purpose Room

3

Richmond Towers

510 E. Front St., Community Room

4

Barlow School

E. Front St. & Farragut Rd., All Purpose Room

5

Richmond Towers

510 E. Front St., Community Room

6

Barlow School

E. Front St. & Farragut Rd., All Purpose Room

7

Emerson School

305 Emerson Avenue, Gymnasium

8

Emerson School

305 Emerson Avenue, Gymnasium

 

 

 

WARD 2

District

Polling Place

Address

1

City Hall Annex

510 Watchung Ave., First Floor

2

Evergreen School

1033 Evergreen Ave., Cafeteria/Gym

3

Cook School

739 Leland Ave., Auditorium

4

Maxson Middle School

920 E. Seventh St., Room 101

5

Evergreen School

1033 Evergreen Ave., Cafeteria/Gym

6

Evergreen School

1033 Evergreen Ave., Cafeteria/Gym

7

Maxson Middle School

920 E. Seventh St., Room 101

8

Maxson Middle School

920 E. Seventh St., Room 101

9

Cook School

739 Leland Ave., Auditorium

10

Cook School

739 Leland Ave., Auditorium

11

Cook School

739 Leland Ave., Auditorium

 

 

 

WARD 3

District

Polling Place

Address

1

Plainfield High School

950 Park Ave., Main Lobby

2

Plainfield High School

950 Park Ave., Main Lobby

3

Plainfield High School

950 Park Ave., Main Lobby

4

Plainfield High School

950 Park Ave., Main Lobby

5

Cedarbrook School

1049 Central Ave., Auditorium 

6

Cedarbrook School

1049 Central Ave., Auditorium 

7

Hubbard Middle School

661 West Eighth St. Cafeteria

8

Hubbard Middle School

661 West Eighth St. Cafeteria

9

Hubbard Middle School

661 West Eighth St. Cafeteria

10

Hubbard Middle School

661 West Eighth St. Cafeteria

 

 

 

WARD 4

District

Polling Place

Address

1

Neighborhood House

640-52 West Fourth St., Gymnasium

2

Board of Education Admin. Building

1200 Myrtle Ave. 

3

Clinton Elementary School

1302 West 4th St., Gymnasium

4

Clinton Elementary School

950 Park Ave., Main Lobby

5

Clinton Elementary School

950 Park Ave., Main Lobby

 

For a rundown of all local races, click on the TAPinto Plainfield links below:

 

 

Can't get to the polls?  The City of Plainfield announced free rides on LimeBike.  Enter code LIME2VOTE18 in the Lime app this Election Day to unlock any of the shared bikes, e-bikes, or e-scooters for a free ride to and from your polling location.  The code must be entered on 11/6/2018 and is valid for two rides up to 30 minutes on 11/6/2018.