WESTFIELD, NJ — The polls are open, and 23,845 Westfield voters are registered — an increase of 628 people over last year, figures from the Union County Clerk’s Office show.

There are 8,519 Democrats registered to vote in the town and 5,703 Republicans registered, according to the Union County Clerk’s Office. In Westfield, 9,491 voters are unaffiliated. The figures are as of Oct. 18.

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The polls are open 6 a.m. — 8 p.m. Click here to find your polling place. There are contests for the Town Council in each of the town’s four wards.

Five candidates are vying for three terms of three years each on the Board of Education. Two candidates are running uncontested in the school board race.

Temperature were expected to reach near 61 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Nicole DiRado, administrator for the Union County Board of Elections, reminded the public Tuesday morning that voters who are marked as having received a mail in ballot should be offered a provisional ballot at the polls.

People voting by mail must have their ballots postmarked before or on Election Day, today.

This Tuesday marks the second year that Westfield is voting on digital voting machines, which provide a “voter verified paper trail.”

The machines are being rolled out to the rest of Union County’s towns, following a pilot of the machines in Westfield in 2018.

Check back for updates from TAPinto Westfield.

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