SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - Due to the passage of Bill A-3777 in September of last year, New Jersey now has a single June Primary on Tuesday, June 5. In the last Presidential election, New Jersey, along with 24 other states, had their “Super Tuesday” in February of 2008.
Then Acting Governor Kim Guadagno stated, “Returning our state to a single June primary election in 2012 is a commonsense move that will provide meaningful savings to the state and local taxpayers without diminishing New Jersey’s role in the presidential nomination process.” This one change has saved the State of New Jersey over $12 million dollars.
The Democratic ticket in both Scotch Plains and Fanwood has a slate of names in only one column, as all Democrats are running for the various positions in the Primary unopposed.
While the Republican tickets shows many more choices for the Presidential candidate, according to political pundits this particular section of the ballet has ceased to have relevance, as Mitt Romney is considered to have the numbers needed to carry the nomination.
An anomaly in the Scotch Plains Ballet is that it still carries Nancy Malool’s name, because her resignation as Mayor can after the petition had been submitted for the ballot papers.
For a copy of a sample ballot, please go to http://ucnj.org/government/county-clerk/county-clerk-services/mail-in-ballots/ - and don’t forget to vote!