Elections

September 18, 2020

NEWTON, NJ – The Sussex County Board of Elections has announced the retirement of Administrator Margaret McCabe as of October 1. The announcement comes in the wake of the discovery of a box of 1666 uncounted primary election ballots late last week. The board of elections has “not yet made a ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Even the most seasoned voter may have questions about voting in the general election in November.  New procedures put in place by Governor Murphy in response to the COVID-19 health crisis are different from anyone has ever experienced. The “all vote by mail” primary in July was ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Coronavirus has even inserted confusion into the local election process. Two candidates for township council found, with only days until the deadline, their petitions were rejected by the township clerk. The other two candidates also had their petitions rejected the week prior. On ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The nineteenth amendment was ratified 100 years ago.  It was August 26, 1920 when women had earned the right to vote.  The Sparta Township Council recognized this milestone with a proclamation at the meeting on Tuesday night. Read by Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn Sparta Women’s Club ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Questions raised from the all mail-in primary election in July are still being tracked down.  In a teleconference meeting on Monday morning the Sussex County Board of Elections member took up two Primary election related issues; improperly excluded ballots and a possible ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The ballot for the Sparta Board of Education will have six names; five vying for three 3-year positions and one for the 1-year slot. The 3-year candidates Joanne Hoover and Christa Sorensen are running on their own.  Michael McGovern, Robert Zywicki and Richard Snellings are running ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Campaign season is just beginning.  Locally the ballot will include two seats for Sparta Township Council and four seats for Sparta Board of Education. While the deadlines are still weeks away, several residents have already announced their candidacy.  For township council Sussex ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ -Preliminary primary election results are being reported by Sussex County Clerk Jeff Parrott, on Tuesday, July 7.  The primarily all mail-in primary will not be certified until July 24 Parrott said.  The mail-in ballots were counted by three scanners, according to Parrott with ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Petitions are available for candidates seeking positions on the Sparta Township Council and Sparta Board of Education. Two seats are going to be on the ballot for township council.  Mayor Jerry Murphy’s and Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn’s terms are expiring this year. The term is for ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The primary election, scheduled for July 7 is anything but normal.  Many issues have arisen from the expectation that every voter will vote by mail, according to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 144. Even the most experienced voter could be confused with all the ...

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