UNION, NJ — A tally of Union’s registered voters ahead of the November 3 General Election shows a rise in the number of Democrats — up 1,428 — since May, prior to the Primary in June. Total registered voters have also increased — up 2,014 to 41,946 — with over half (50.8%) registered as Democrats, 36.4% as Independents, and 11.5% as Republicans.
Fifty districts comprise the voting block within Union. District 5 (Stanley Terrace area) has the most registered Democrats with 705 and District 24 (Liberty Avenue/Pinewood Road area) has the most Republicans with 177.
Among Union County's municipalities, Union ranks #2 in registered voters, behind Elizabeth (65,028). Specifically, Union has the second highest number of registered Democrats, Unaffiliated and Other voters in the County. Westfield has the highest number of registered Republicans (5,794) followed by Elizabeth and Union.
In Union County, there are 372,854 voters, with almost one in two (48.2%) registered as Democrats. A third (35.3%) are Independents, 15.2% are Republican, and just 1.3% identify as Other (Green Party, Libertarian Party, Reform Party, U.S. Constitution Party, Natural Law Party, Conservative Party, and Socialist Party).
Locally, incumbent Township Committee member Joseph M. Florio is running for a three-year term against Republican David J. Fitzpatrick.
In the school board race, seven are vying for three seats. On the ballot are Yocasta Brens, John A. O’Shea, Nellis Regis-Darby, Jeffrey P. East, Linda T. Richardson, Sienna Bucu, and Nadege Ricketts.