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.
TAPinto Nutley worked to fact check important community issues in their “Fact vs. Rumor” series along with coverage of a contested school board race.
TAPinto Westfield provided a comprehensive voter guide for local races and localized coverage of a key New Jersey State Assembly race.
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.
TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood
TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood was there to cover local and county elections.
In its first year, TAPinto Wayne provided vital coverage of local elections, giving Wayne residents a trusted source for election news.