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Sadin, Carlson, Puntillo Elected to Somerville School Board

November 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County election officials have completed counting the remaining mail in and provisional ballots from last week’s general election and school board election, with Melissa Sadin, Dan Carlson and Daniel Puntillo elected to represent taxpayers on the Somerville Board of Education.

Officials completed tabulating the mail-ins and provisionals early Tuesday ...

Elections 2018: Sullivan Elected Mayor in Somerville; Democrats Prevail, Upset GOP Freeholder Incumbents

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Longtime Councilman Dennis Sullivan led borough Democrats to a sweep of the local elections Tuesday night, beating GOP Mayor Ellen Brain for a two-year term as mayor by a margin of 2,194 votes to 1,604 votes for Brain.

Democrats also flexed their muscles on the county and federal levels, with Democrats winning two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders; when ...

Court Order Will Delay Final Vote Counts in Somerset County Elections

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone on Election Day will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which could have an impact on total vote counts in tight races on the local, county, state and ...

Somerville: Election Day 2018 Preview

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Voters will have their hands full on Election Day deciding who’s the best candidate for mayor as well as two seats on the Borough Council.

That’s for starters.

They’ll also decide the fate of incumbents and challengers for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders; whether to reelect Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th to a sixth term in the ...

New Jersey Voters Asked to Spend $500M to Secure Their Children's Future on Nov. 6

 

TRENTON, NJ - In addition to voting on local, county, congressional and school board elections Tuesday, Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve a ballot question that would authorize the state to borrow $500 million to spend on education and infrastructure.

Public Question No. 1 is known as the Securing Our Children's Future Bond Act.

Following is the ballot ...

Somerville: Election Day 2018 Preview

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Voters will have their hands full on Election Day deciding who’s the best candidate for mayor as well as two seats on the Borough Council.

That’s for starters.

They’ll also decide the fate of incumbents and challengers for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders; whether to reelect Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th to a sixth term in the ...

Are Politics Broken? Rutgers Philosopher Proposes “Lottocracy” as Alternative

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the Nov. 6 election approaches, do you sometimes feel our electoral system is broken and in need of replacement?

If so, you are not alone. In several articles, a free online course and a forthcoming book, Rutgers University-New Brunswick philosophy Professor Alexander Guerrero lays out a plan for “lottocracy” — a new form of government in which adult ...

Hillsborough Resident Arrested for Tampering with Political Sign

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police have arrested township resident Richard Jensen for tampering with a political sign.

The incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the area of Roycebook Road and Burnet Lane, according to Chief Darren Powell.

Jensen, 62, faces charges of theft of moveable property. The lawn sign that was tampered with was for Republican Township Committee candidates Councilman Shawn ...

Poll: Federal Corruption Trial Dogs Menendez; Hugin Closes Gap in US Senate Race

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With two weeks until Election Day, incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez narrowly leads Republican challenger Bob Hugin 51 percent to 46 percent among likely voters in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Menendez’s tight margin stems from the mark his federal corruption trial has left on his reputation, his inability to capture a majority of ...

Hours Extended to Pick Up Mail-in Ballots for Nov. 6 Election

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter reminds voters that they can apply for a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 6 election. In addition to regular weekday hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., his office will have extended hours to accommodate those who want to pick up a ballot in person: Wednesday, Oct. 24 and 31, until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to ...

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