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Vote in the U.S. Senate Primary Election on Tuesday

By DAVID LACKEY

August 9, 2013 at 10:27 AM

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for Democrat and Republican special primary elections to determine which candidates will run in the United States Senate special election on Oct. 16.  The special election is needed to fill the seat left vacant by the death of five-term Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg on June 3.

The four candidates in the Democratic primary are:

Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark

Rush Holt, Jr., U.S. Representative

Sheila Oliver, Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly

Frank Pallone, U.S. Representative

 

The two candidates in the Republican primary are:

Alieta Eck, Somerset County physician

Steve Lonegan, conservative activist and former mayor of Bogota

The two winners will face off in the special election on Oct. 16.  The victorious candidate will then serve as U.S. Senator until January 2015 and would have to run again in the fall 2014 elections to serve a full six-year Senate term. 

October’s special election is estimated to cost New Jersey $24 million, and is taking place just three weeks before the regularly scheduled November elections. Many officials have commented that the schedule may confuse voters and keep them away from the polls on the special election day.

Since Lautenberg’s death, the Senate seat has been held by former state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, who was appointed on June 6 by Governor Chris Christie to serve until the elected winner can be sworn in. At the time of his appointment, Chiesa said that he would not be a candidate in the special election.

Registered voters may find the location of their polling places here: Polling Place Search.