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Election Results: Maplewood and South Orange Vote 'Line A' and 'Yes' on Public Questions

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Residents of SOMA, and Essex County, overwhelmingly voted in favor of the "Line A" democratic candidates and "yes" to the two state public questions.

STATE ELECTIONS

Philip Murphy got 88% of the SOMA votes for governor, and 80% of the Essex County vote.

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The majority of SOMA residents also voted for democrats Richard Codey for Member of the State Senate, and Mila Jasey and John McKeon for Members of the General Assembly, all of whom were elected by wide margins. Codey received 92% of the votes in Maplewood and  South Orange.

ESSEX COUNTY ELECTIONS

All four Members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders At Large who were elected were democrats: Patricia Sebold, Rufus Johnson, Brendan Gill, and Lebby Jones.

Democrat Wayne Richardson was elected as Member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, District 2.  In South Orange, Democrat Britnee Timberlake, who ran unopposed for Member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, District 3, got over 99% of the vote.

MAPLEWOOD MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Democrats Victor DeLuca and Dean Dafis, who ran together, defeated Republican Mike Summersgill.

STATE PUBLIC QUESTIONS

There were two public questions on the ballot, with SOMA, and New Jersey, voting an overwhelming "yes" to both.

Question No. 1, New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act, asked "Do you approve the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act?," with 86% of voters in Maplewood and South Orange voting "yes."

Question No. 2, Constructional Amendment Dedicating Moneys from State Environmental Contamination Cases, asked "Do you approve amending the Constitution to dedicate all moneys collected by the State relating to natural resource damages in case of contamination of the environment? In Maplewood and South Orange, 87% of votes were yes.

Statewide in New Jersey, Question No. 1 passed with 75% of votes for "yes," and Question No. 2 passed with 79% of voters for "yes."

VOTER TURNOUT

In Essex County, about 31% of registered voters participated in the election.

In Maplewood, turnout varied by precinct with the highest in precinct 15 (55%) and the lowest in precinct 10 (33%).

In South Orange, the highest turnout was in precinct 10 (53%) and the lowest was in precinct 7 (28%).

All of the above information is based on unofficial results from the Essex County Clerks office, with 520 of 525 districts reporting. Results for Maplewood Precinct 13 were not available as of 11 a.m. on Nov. 8.

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