Elections

May 11, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With only unofficial results available, it is expected that Karen Hartshorn Hilton has won reelection to the Board of Trustees, bringing her slate mates along with her — Braynard “Bobby” Brown and William Haskins look to have earned their first term on the BOT. Their slate was ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Village Clerk Ojetti Davis reminds voters that the Municipal Election is this coming Tuesday, May 11, 2021. WHERE TO VOTE: For those voting in person, the polling sites will be open from 6 AM- 8 PM. NOTE: Voting districts 1, 6 & 8 currently vote in the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The last day to apply for a Vote by Mail Ballot for this year’s municipal election is Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The in-person municipal election is May 11. There are four candidates for three seats on the Board of Trustees; current Trustee Karen Hartshorn Hilton, Neil ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Academy Heights Neighborhood Association forum for the four candidates for South Orange Board of Trustees was almost too polite to be called politics. The April 21 event was moderated by Association members Andrew Kit and Catherine Fisher. The candidates each gave an ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Academy Heights Neighborhood Association is hosting a South Orange trustee candidate forum on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. There are four candidates for three seats on the Board of Trustees. Karen Hartshorn Hilton is running for reelection.  Bill Haskins, Bobby Brown ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Township Clerk Liz Fritzen has announced that Nancy J. Adams and Jamaine L. Cripe have filed to run for Maplewood's two open Township Committee seats; the deadline was yesterday, April 5, at 4 p.m. Adams is in the last year of her second term on the Committee. Cripe is running ...

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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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ESSEX, NJ — Voters who plan to change their party affiliation must do so by April 14, in order to participate in their new party’s Gubernatorial Primary Election on June 8. Pertinent dates per the Essex County Board of Elections: Last day for Party Declaration (55 days prior to election), ...

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SOUTH ORANGE — An announcement was made at Monday night's Board of Trustees meeting that the 2021 Municipal Election Candidate Packets are available to anyone who would like to run. There are three seats open on the board in the Tuesday, May 11 municipal election.  “South Orange residents ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today that he will seek re-election for an 11th term. Fontoura, a 24-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, assumed office in 1990 and is currently the longest-serving sheriff in Essex County history and is the dean of the New ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When South Orange Trustees Walter Clarke and Steven Schnall announced yesterday that they each will not be seeking a third term on the Board of Trustees, TAPinto SOMA reached out to Village President Sheena Collum for her reaction.  “Trustee Clarke and Trustee Schnall will be ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Trustees Steven Schnall and Walter Clarke have each announced they will not be seeking reelection in the May 11 municipal election. Both are in the final year of their second terms on the Board of Trustees. Clarke issued the following statement:  When I took the oath of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new post-election poll found support from New Jersey voters for a broad variety of measures to make voting easier and more accessible, including in-person early voting, mailing voters a ballot in every election, same-day voter registration, and requiring employers to provide paid ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Even though the Georgia runoffs are happening hundreds of miles away, many SOMA residents have turned their attention to the January 5 election which will decide which party controls the Senate for the next two years. SOMA Action put together their Georgia Action ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With the election results due to be certified imminently by the Essex County Clerk's Office, the Maplewood South Orange Board of Education race has been decided by a narrow margin.  Susan Lewis Bergin and Courtney Winkfield, who ran as a team, garnered the most votes in their bid ...

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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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee Member Greg Lembrich announced by email to TAPinto SOMA that he will not be seeking reelection in 2021. He said he will be delivering the following message during his elected official's report at tonight's meeting, which will be live-streamed on the ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Board of Education candidates came up with creative new strategies to connect with voters this campaign season. While the candidates were able to meet with voters one-on-one in socially distant outdoor settings, they had to rely on digital campaign strategies to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Drivers up and down South Orange Avenue earlier today were honking their horns and cheering and waving to each other to celebrate the announcement that four days after the polls closed, the 2020 presidential election has been called by several news outlets in favor of the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The race for the three open seats on the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education is very tight. With mail in ballots and votes cast on Election Day still being counted, the Essex County Clerk's unofficial results were updated today at 5:36 p.m. While Courtney Winkfield and ...

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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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MILLBURN, NJ — A worker at the Casa Colombo poll location in Millburn said that she accepted vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots from people other than the actual voter on Election Day. According to the New Jersey Division of Elections, a person may transport a VBM ballot for someone else. They are ...

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At the top of their wish lists, ramping up early voting and implementing same-day registration. "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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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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Although it is too early to predict winners, the race for the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education is looking to be a close one.  As of the last update of the Essex County Clerk's election returns, at 8:33 p.m., the votes were as follows:  Susan Lewis Bergin, 10,375 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dean Dafis and Victor DeLuca have presumptively been reelected to the Maplewood Township Committee. Although the election will not be certified by the Essex County Clerk for at least two weeks, the two were running unopposed. For Dafis, it will be his second term on the Township ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Kamal Zubieta is the presumptive winner after running unopposed to complete a one-year unexpired term on the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education. Zubieta was appointed to the position a little less than a year ago after the resignation of Javier Farfan. She ran ...

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SOUTH ORANGE/MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood and South Orange residents who had not voted by mail headed to the polls to cast their votes for local and national candidates today. In-person voting was restricted this year to only people who are disabled and unable to complete a paper ballot; other ...

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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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