Elections

June 8, 2021

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with figures made available by county and state election officials as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. TRENTON, NJ - Former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli easily outdistanced three other candidates in the Republican primary for Governor on Tuesday and will ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tuesday, June 8 is Primary Day in New Jersey, providing an opportunity for Democratic and Republican voters to select their favored candidates to run in the November General Election. All polling places open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The top of the ballot features the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County’s Board of Elections is hiring up to 200 additional poll workers to support the June 8 primary elections. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year's election relied heavily on mail-in balloting; the 2021 elections will be mostly held in person at polling places ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County has completed sending Vote-by-Mail ballots to all Somerset County voters who requested one. Unlike the 2020 elections where every voter received a ballot in the mail, in 2021 only voters who have positively requested a ballot will receive one. All others will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Democratic Committee has named Louis Danowsky executive director, replacing James Garrity who is returning to Rutgers University to complete his undergraduate degree. Danowsky, a recent graduate of Northwestern University, began his career in politics as a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Clerk will conduct a ballot drawing via livestream on Friday, April 16, at 3 p.m., for the June 8th Primary Election. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ballot drawing was usually open to the public and held in the County Clerk’s Office, but this year ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerville Republican Municipal Committee has announced that Anthony Attanasio has assumed the position as Municipal Chair, replacing Rich Reitman who served for more than a decade. Reitman will remain representative of Somerville District 5 and also serve as treasurer of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Independent Democrat Maria Rodriguez, a small business owner and long-time community advocate has announced her candidacy for Somerville Borough Council and hopes to face off against two Democratic council members in this year's Primary. To qualify for the June 8 Primary she ...

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NEW JERSEY - Bridgewater Township Administrator and former US Congressman Michael Pappas has announced he will be running for State Senate this year for the seat being vacated by longtime state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman. Bateman announced last month that he will not be seeking re-election ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bridgewater Township Councilman Michael Kirsh and Watchung School Board member Amber Murad have been endorsed by the Somerset County Republican Committee as the nominees for the two open spots on the Somerset County Board of Commissioners in the November elections. They will ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Citing "personal considerations," Democrat Olivia Holmes has resigned from the Township Committee before completing her first term. She has been suffering the effects of COVID-19 for the better part of one month. “First and foremost, I want to thank Committeewoman Holmes ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Councilman Michael Kirsh has submitted a letter of intent to seek the endorsement of the Somerset County Republican Organization to run for a seat on the five-member Somerset County Board of Commissioners. The organization will screen candidates and select ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday kicked off his campaign to run for the State Senate in the 16th Legislative District. He must first secure the Democrats' nomination by winning the Primary vote in June against any other candidates. Zwicker has served in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman, veteran lawmaker and a senior statesman of the Republican Party in Somerset County and New Jersey, announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection in November, ending a 38-year career in public office. He will serve out the remainder of his term ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Republican Organization will screen prospective candidates interested in carrying the committee's endorsement in the November 2021 election via Zoom. Screening for the following offices will occur on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., according to Tim Howes, SCRO ...

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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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  WESTFIELD, NJ - 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 - Minority Leader of ...

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Editor's Note: This story will be updated through Nov. 23 when vote totals are certified by the New Jersey Secretary of State. Some outcomes may change as a result. SOMERVILLE, NJ - The counting of ballots cast in the 2020 election Nov. 3 continues, with projected winners maintaining their leads ...

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Editor's Note: This story will be updated through Nov. 23 when vote totals are certified by the New Jersey Secretary of State. Some outcomes may change as a result. SOMERVILLE, NJ - The counting of ballots cast in the 2020 election Nov. 3 continues, with projected winners maintaining their leads ...

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Editor's Note: This story will be updated over the next several days as more paper ballots are received and vote totals are recalculated. Some outcomes may change as a result. SOMERVILLE, NJ - The counting of ballots cast in the 2020 election Tuesday continues, with projected winners maintaining ...

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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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Editor's Note: This story will be updated over the next several days as more paper ballots are received and vote totals are recalculated. Some outcomes may change as a result. SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Brian Gallagher, former mayor of Somerville, along with running mate Brian ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter expects to post early unofficial election results shortly after 11 p.m. election night, just three hours after the polls officially close in what is expected to be a prolonged process absent the customary in-person voting at local polling places in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Elections has begun scanning "Vote by Mail" paper ballots, completing 23,800 scans Wednesday, about 20 percent of the 120,000 ballots received thus far from voters. The count already exceeds the total number of Somerset County mail-in ballots from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Veteran Republican candidates Jason Kraska and Hank Werner will try once again to loosen the grip of the Democrats on Borough Council in the Nov. 3 election Democrats hold all six seats on the Borough Council; Mayor Dennis Sullivan is also a Democrat. Kraska, a former ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three Republican incumbents are being challenged by a like number of Democrats for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the office of Somerset County Surrogate. All six candidates appear on the paper ballots mailed to voters last month. Ballots must ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County is opening a portion of its Administration Building at 20 Grove St. for voters to meet with staff from the Board of Elections and Clerk’s Office for issues related to the 2020 election. The building has been closed to the public since early March due to the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Will weed grow in the Garden State? Ballot Question No. 1 asks voters to approve amending the Constitution of New Jersey to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called cannibis. Cannibis is a psychoactive drug - one that affects the mind - used mostly for medical or recreational ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter has released online video and photo tutorials to assist voters participating in the 2020 General Election being held on Nov. 3. (See video attached to this story). The election will be conducted primarily through Vote by Mail ballots, which are ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Less than two months from Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said a new website will allow New Jersey residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot all while on the go or from the comfort of their home. “This online form is safe and secure, and can be accessed ...

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