Elections

May 10, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — Voters will have a choice to vote-by-mail or in-person in the June 8 Primary Election, but drop boxes are here to stay, County officials said. Whichever way voters decide to cast their votes, the registration deadline is May 18. Since Gov. Phil Murphy announced the Primary ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The deadline to register to vote in the 2021 Primary Election is May 18. Voters who are registered in the Democratic and Republican parties will are able to vote in the Primary Election to choose their party’s nominee to run for Governor in the General Election, in addition to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Running as a Republican in Ward 1, former City of Summit Police Chief Robert Weck has begun a write-in campaign to seek the nomination for Common Council in the June 8 Primary Election. Voters must write in 'Robert Weck' on their primary ballot in order for him to receive the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Polling places and mail-in ballot drop box locations for the June 8 Primary Election have been set by the Union County Board of Elections. Beginning in May, the Board of Elections will mail post cards to voters whose polling places are affected by a change in location. “Many of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Voters who plan to change their party affiliation in order to participate in their new party's Gubernatorial Primary Election on June 8 must do so by April 14. Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado reminds voters that they can call the Board of Elections at 908-527-4123 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Municipal Democratic Committee (SMDC) has announced that current Summit Common Council Members Beth Little and Greg Vartan -- representing at-Large and Ward 2, respectively -- will be joined by Ward 1 candidate Andy Minegar in seeking reelection and election to serve on the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Republicans have announced that current Ward 2 Council Member Lisa Allen and David Fosgate will seek election in November to serve on the Common Council representing Ward 2. The announcement stated that, "Lisa and David have the skills and experience necessary to propel ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County is preparing for more vote by mail elections in 2021. The Freeholder Board has added more than $1.5 million to contracts supporting vote by mail services, anticipating that the June primary, 2021 general election and special elections will be done by mail in some ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's 'Blue Wall' is still firmly intact. Union County has made its election results official, and Democrats Susan Hairston and Marjorie Fox have now officially won reelection to the Summit Common Council representing, respectively, Ward 1 and Ward 2. Hairston held off a stout ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — If you filled out a paper ballot at a polling place in Union County, your vote will be counted — starting Monday, the administrator of the Board of Elections said. Elections workers will begin counting the paper ballots, also called provisional ballots, cast at polling ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Incumbent Ward 1 Summit Common Council Member Susan Hairston's lead over challenger Eileen Kelly has narrowed in updated, unofficial vote totals released by Union County on November 12. Democrat Hairston now has 56.60% of the vote total (3.184 votes) to Republican Kelly's 43.32% ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Incumbent Ward 1 Summit Common Council Member Susan Hairston maintains a significant lead over challenger Eileen Kelly in updated, unofficial vote totals released by Union County on November 7. Democrat Hairston has 61.39% of the vote total (2,561 votes) to Republican Kelly's 38.54% ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Union County of Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado has confirmed that no new updated vote totals will be available until November 7. In a November 4 email to TAPinto Summit, DiRado said, "We did not have any ballots prepared to be tallied today. Our next date to tally ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Incumbent Ward 1 Summit Common Council Member Susan Hairston holds a significant lead over challenger Eileen Kelly in current, unofficial vote totals. As of 10:45 p.m., Democrat Hairston has 63.35% of the vote total (2,223 votes) to Kelly's 36.62% (1,285 votes). There are a total of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Election day in Union County will look very different this year, with the election conducted primarily through vote-by-mail ballots throughout the state. Exactly who won each race may not be clear until Nov. 20, officials say. Here’s what you need to know: What can I expect if ...

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Editor's Note: This is the last in a series of five 'Ask the Candidates' articles focusing on the lone contested Summit Common Council race in the upcoming November 3 election. The two Ward 1 candidates are Democrat Susan Hairston and Republican Eileen Kelly. TAPinto Summit sent the question(s) ...

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Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of five 'Ask the Candidates' articles focusing on the lone contested Summit Common Council race in the upcoming November 3 election. The two Ward 1 candidates are Democrat Susan Hairston and Republican Eileen Kelly. TAPinto Summit sent the ...

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Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of five 'Ask the Candidates' articles focusing on the lone contested Summit Common Council race in the upcoming November 3 election. The two Ward 1 candidates are Democrat Susan Hairston and Republican Eileen Kelly. TAPinto Summit sent the question(s) ...

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Editor's Note: Due to technological problems with the event's YouTube feed, a brief portion of the forum was not broadcast, causing a gap in the coverage of the event. This gap occurred at the end of Susan Hairston’s response to the second question, and affected the reporting of that ...

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Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of five 'Ask the Candidates' articles focusing on the lone contested Summit Common Council race in the upcoming November 3 election. The two Ward 1 candidates are Democrat Susan Hairston and Republican Eileen Kelly. TAPinto Summit sent the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Fifteen of the 22 planned Union County ballot drop-off locations have now been identified, with Summit's drop-off box located in the Chestnut Street parking lot, adjacent to the City of Summit Fire Department, at 406 Broad Street. Over the coming weeks an additional seven ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County voters are being reminded, when voting by mail, to use a Vote-by-Mail ballot marked 'General Election' in order to participate in the 2020 General Election. According to the Union County Clerk's Office, ballots have been received by the Board of Elections marked ...

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Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of five 'Ask the Candidates' articles focusing on the lone contested Summit Common Council race in the upcoming November 3 election. The two Ward 1 candidates are Democrat Susan Hairston and Republican Eileen Kelly. TAPinto Summit sent the question(s) ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County will have a total of 22 secure ballot drop-off boxes, with Nicole DiRado, County Board of Elections Administrator, announcing that two additional ballot locations will be added for the November 3 General Election. There are now nine confirmed locations and, over the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - TAPinto Summit, the Hilltop City's authentic source for news and information, is offering its readers the opportunity to submit topics to ask the candidates in the lone contested Summit Common Council race. On November 3, residents will choose whether Republican Eileen Kelly or ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Berkeley Heights, New Providence, & Summit League of Women Voters will sponsor a Summit Common Council 'Candidates Forum' on October 3, from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. The Forum, featuring Ward 1 Council candidates Eileen Kelly (R) and Susan Hairston (D), will be streamed live and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit, along with the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University, will co-host 'What can we do as voters to protect our elections and our representative government?', a program ...

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

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ELIZABETH, NJ - While encouraging all Union County residents to familiarize themselves with Vote-by-Mail procedures prior to receiving their November 3 General Election ballot, County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is offering answers to the most frequently-asked questions regarding the Vote-by-Mail ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - There will be additional opportunities to cast Vote-by-Mail ballots prior to and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, under new statewide rules established by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 177. Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado is ...

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