SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In what many people feel has been the longest Election campaign in history, today is the day when voters determine who will lead the country, the Township of Scotch Plains, and the Borough of Fanwood.
Workers at polling places reported heavier than usual turnout, especially during the early hours before people went to work.
"Vote Column A all the way," said Scotch Plains Mayor Kevin Glover, who spent the day encouraging voters to go to the polls.
"Go out and vote," said Al Smith, the Scotch Plains Republican candidate for mayor. "Our mood is very optimistic. We've spoken with thousands of voters and gotten a great response. We are looking forward to a great night tonight."
In Scotch Plains, Mayor Kevin Glover (D) faces challengers Al Smith (R) and Rev. Keith Owens (I), while, Luisa Bianco (D) and Ted Spera (R) run for an open seat on the Scotch Plains Council. Fanwood Councilman Tom Kranz and Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell are running unopposed. In Fanwood, Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Council are supporting a "Yes" vote on Question 4, which would create a Municipal Open Spaces Fund in the borough.
All through Fanwood and Scotch Plains one can find signs of the (election year) time.