The last day to register to vote in the November 4 election is Tuesday, October 14. The last day to apply by mail for a Mail-In ballot is October 28. Both registration and mail-in ballot information are available on the Union County Board of Elections website at or by calling 908-527-4121.

On November 4, Westfield residents can choose among six candidates to fill three seats on the Board of Education. The candidates seeking election are:  Michael Bielen, Noreen Coleman, Mark Friedman (incumbent), Christopher Langhart, Margaret (Peggy) Oster and David Sexton.

The Parent Teacher Council of the Westfield Public Schools invites the public to the Westfield Board of Education Candidates Night on Wednesday, October 15, in the auditorium of Westfield High School from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.  A moderator from the League of Women Voters will present questions from the audience as time permits.  The forum will be taped for airing on WHS-TV36 and the district’s website through November 4, the day of the school election.