Election Day Tomorrow, Don’t Forget to Vote

While most of the country is focused on next year’s presidential election, tomorrow voters in three states will elect their governor and voters in four states will elect various state lawmakers. 

In New Jersey, apart from one district with a special election for a state Senate seat, voters will cast their ballot for who they want to represent them in the state’s 80-member General Assembly and candidates for various county and local offices.

Democrats currently control the lower chamber of the state Legislature by a 54-26 margin. While change in control is all but uncontested, there are a few close races across the state including in the 21st District (Morris-Somerset-Union) where Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) and his running mate Assemblywomen Nancy Foster Munoz (R-21), both moderates, are facing a strong challenge from Democrats on the left as well as third-party conservative candidates running to their right. The results of this race could provide a peek into next year’s 7th District congressional race where the district’s representative in the upper chamber, state Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-21), will challenge freshman Congressman Tom Malinowski’s (D-7) bid for a second term.  

There is also one public question on the statewide ballot, a constitutional amendment to allow eligible veterans who live in continuing care retirement communities to receive the value of the $250 property tax deduction currently granted to veterans who reside in a private residence.

The polls are open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Information on where to vote is available on the N.J. Division of Elections Polling Place Search page.