Elections

May 9, 2021

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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The Union County Board of Elections reminds residents that Tuesday, May 18, is the deadline for voter registration for the 2021 Primary Election. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will be able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds all candidates running in the 2021 primary election that petitions are due before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5. Candidates for County positions must file their petitions with the office of the County Clerk, located at the Union ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Scotch Plains Democratic Committee Chair John Del Sordi today announced the committee has selected Matthew S. Adams to run for Josh Losardo's unexpired term on the Township Council that was vacated when he became mayor. Adams, 39, said he is honored the committee has selected ...

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The Union County Board of Elections reminds voters who plan to change their party affiliation that they must do so by April 14, in order to participate in their new party’s Gubernatorial Primary Election on June 8. “Voters often do not realize that the deadline to change their affiliation is set ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Deanna Dell Bene, a life-long resident of Scotch Plains, has been selected by the Scotch Plains Republican Committee as the party’s candidate to run for the vacated council seat in the November election.   Dell Bene was unanimously elected by the committee, according to local ...

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Kean announced Monday he would not seek reelection. WESTFIELD, NJ — An Assembly Republican from this town hopes to fill the seat to be left vacant by another Republican from Westfield. The day after the state Senate Republican leader Tom Kean Jr. announced that he would not seek reelection, ...

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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 policy. There are concerns over placement of the boxes as ...

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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 policy. NEW JERSEY -- Advocates and experts agree, New Jersey did ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Doug Steinhardt, chairman of the New Jersey Republican Party and candidate in the 2021 GOP Gubernatorial Primary, has dropped out of the race just one month after launching his campaign. The abrupt announcement boosts the likelihood that Jack Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains Township Council has appointed Suman Dahiya-Shah, an IT professional in the pharmaceutical industry, to fill the vacant seat on the five-member governing body. Dahiya-Shah, a Democrat, was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Josh Losardo when he was sworn-in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As 2020 comes to a close and 2021 begins, TAPintoSPF is taking a look at the biggest stories of the year. Today, we revisit the top Election stories of the year. And The Winners in Scotch Plains and Fanwood Are... Trump Truck Parade in Scotch Plains and Fanwood ...

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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-- New Jersey officials estimate that replacing the state’s ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Democrats celebrated the certification of their victory in the Nov. 3 election on Saturday at the Jerseyland Community Center. Many Union County Democratic leaders attended the celebration, including State Senator Nick Scutari, the county chair of the party, ...

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NEW JERSEY (7th Congressional District) -- 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. A section of Scotch Plains (above Route 22) falls under ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than two weeks after Election Day, Scotch Plains officially has a winner in the races for Mayor and Council. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Mayor Al Smith and Councilman Ted Spera conceded the election, while Deputy Mayor Josh Losardo and Councilwoman-elect Ellen Zimmerman claimed ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Although Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has until Friday, Nov. 20, to certify the 2020 election votes in the county, the results of Scotch Plains municipal elections are no longer in question. On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Al Smith (R) announced on Facebook that he and ...

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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. Elections workers will begin counting the paper ballots, also called provisional ballots, cast at polling ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Nearly two weeks after Election Day, the results for the race for Scotch Plains mayor and one council seat remain unofficial, according to the Union County Clerk's Office. On Election Night (Tuesday, Nov. 3), Scotch Plains Deputy Mayor Josh Losardo (D) led Mayor Al Smith (R) ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- New Jersey’s mostly mail-in election was a success, but ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- Most New Jersey counties have finished or are close to ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- An unknown number of mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- The counting of ballots continues, and while the country ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- With a watchful eye on how Tuesday’s election plays out, ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- Frontline workers in New Jersey’s almost all-mail ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Although the election results are currently unofficial, but as of 11:17 p.m. Scotch Plains Deputy Mayor Josh Losardo (D) is leading Mayor Al Smith (R) by nearly 1,300 votes. Losardo led 4,856 to 3,582 (58% to 42%). In the last election, roughly 12,000 votes were ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Three seats on the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education (BOE) were up for grabs on Election Day and, according to the Union County Clerk's Office, the incumbents have held serve. Scotch Plains Karen Mitchell and Evan Murray were the top two vote getters for the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Unless you have been asleep like Rip Van Winkle for the past few years, you likely know that today is Election Day. In New Jersey this year, voters are expected to cast their votes at secure ballot boxes (at the Fanwood and Scotch Plains Libraries). In Scotch Plains, ...

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