Our mission at TAPinto is to revive local journalism to provide objective, high-quality coverage of the stories that matter to the communities we serve. Research has consistently shown that local news coverage is vital to our democracy and our civic lives. That’s why coverage of local elections is so important, particularly as sources of local news become more regionalized or disappear altogether.
This year, TAPinto has continued to expand coverage of local elections, from school board to State Assembly, across New Jersey, providing voters with truly local, independent and objective news.
Below you can see a sampling of some of the stories our TAPinto sites were covering this election cycle.
New Jersey’s 9th largest municipality was home to what was one of the most watched mayor and council races in the state. TAPinto was there, covering the big issues.
Yaede vs. Mercer County Prosecutor. What’s Next Legally After Charges Against Mayor are Dismissed
Is a Hamilton Mayoral Race Debate Happening? It's Debatable
Yaede and Martin Differ on Taxpayer Issues and Development
Hamilton Elects New Mayor. Jeff Martin Wins in Landslide
TAPinto Nutley worked to fact check important community issues in their “Fact vs. Rumor” series along with coverage of a contested school board race.
Fact vs. Rumor: A Brand New School On 3, Lost Mail in Ballots and more Rumors Fact-Checked by TAPinto Staff
Nutley League of Women Voters Host Board of Education Candidate Forum
TAPinto Westfield provided a comprehensive voter guide for local races and localized coverage of a key New Jersey State Assembly race.
Guide to the 2019 Westfield Municipal and School Board Elections
Bramnick Leads in Tight Assembly Race. His Hometown Follows Trend (Updated)
The City of Bayonne was host to a special election for a city council seat and a crowded race for school board. TAPinto Bayonne followed both races.
School Board Candidates Debate Issues
Hagdorn Offers Plan to Launch Neighborhood Watch
Franco Opens Campaign HQ Next to Carroll’s on Broadway
Franco Disputes News Reports, Hudson County View Stands by Story
First Ward Candidates Making Last Minute Push for Votes
TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood
TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood was there to cover local and county elections.
Election Day Is Tuesday, Nov. 5: Recapping Candidates on the Ballot in Scotch Plains-Fanwood
Election Results from Union County
In its first year, TAPinto Wayne provided vital coverage of local elections, giving Wayne residents a trusted source for election news.
Barbs Thrown at Wayne Candidates Forum, Though Civility Ruled the Event
Accusations of Hypocrisy, Impropriety and Conflicted Interests Ahead of the Wayne Board of Education Elections
What You Are Voting For Today