Elections

November 6, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in an contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youths. In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter wants residents to know that options have changed for the New Jersey Vote By Mail program. Voters can now choose to receive a Mail-in Ballot for all future elections (including primary and special elections) by filling out one application.  If ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Congressional Leadership Fund super-PAC announced yesterday it is earmarking $2.1 million for broadcast and cable television ads to help re-elect Rep. Leonard Lance., R-7th It is the second round of television ad buys announced by the PAC, which is endorsed by House Speaker ...

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Editor’s Note: This story will be updated throughout the evening.   SOMERVILLE, NJ  - With candidates from both parties running unopposed for Mayor and Borough Council in Tuesday’s New Jersey Primary, there was little drama locally, but across New Jersey, both parties were focused on the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Primary Election is Tuesday, June 5th. Polls will be open from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sample ballots were mailed last month by the Board of Elections; refer to your ballot for your polling location in Somerville. Somerset County voters can still apply for a mail-in ballot for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter wants residents to be aware that voters can apply for a mail-in ballot for primary elections, which will be held Tuesday, June 5.   Applications for mail-in ballots are available online at: http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/CountyClerkElectionDiv, or ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Jamel Holley, Tim Eustace, Arthur Barclay, Angela McKnight and Raj Mukherji that would allow more young New Jersey residents to participate in elections was approved Thursday by the full Assembly, 56-17. Te “New Voter ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerville Democratic Municipal Committee has endorsed veteran Councilman Dennis Sullivan to run for Mayor in the June 5th Primary, with longtime Councilmen Thompson Mitchell and recently-appointed RanD Pitts completing the ticket. Sullivan won his first election to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Jamel Holley, Tim Eustace, Arthur Barclay, Angela McKnight and Raj Mukherji that would allow more young New Jersey residents to participate in elections cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday with an approval by the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerville Republican Municipal Committee has unanimously endorsed candidates for Mayor and Borough Council in the November, 2018 election.  Endorsed for Mayor is current Interim Mayor Ellen Brain. Endorsed for the two Council seats are former Councilman Jason Kraska and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Six Democratic candidates determined to defeat longtime Republican Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District in November’s mid-term elections did their best Wednesday night to convince a group of 75 local Democrats that they have what it takes to get the ...

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