Tuesday is Election Day in Newark
Election Day information below
Tuesday is Election Day in Newark.
Besides the presidential election, residents will be casting a ballot on Congressional elections for District 8 and 10, United States senator and Essex County sheriff, as well as two state public questions.
Last week, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin assured residents they would be able to vote regardless of power outages left in Hurricane Sandy's wake. Voters can vote early, by mail, and can even go directly to the clerk’s office, 465 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Newark, to pick up a mail-in ballot application. Deadline to vote via mail-in ballot is 3 p.m. Monday.
Displaced voters can also vote electronically by submitting a mail-in ballot application by email or face to their county clerk, according to the League of Women Voters. Once an application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot to the voter via fax or email, in accordance with the voter's preference. Voters must return their electronic ballot by fax or email no later than Tuesday 8 p.m.
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President Barack Obama is in what some are calling a dead heat with Republican candidate Mitt Romney going into this year's presidential election. Patch has round-ups on the presidential hopefuls first, second and third debates.
8th Congressional District
In District 8, Democratic incumbent Albio Sires, who handily won the primary election, will square off against Republican Maria Karczewski, of Bayonne. Karczewski ran unopposed in the June election. Sires has represented the 13th District, which became the 8th district following redistricting, since 2006.
Independent Steven DeLuca is also on the ballot for the 8th District.
The 8th district is comprised of Newark's East Ward, Belleville and parts of Bergen, Hudson and Union counties.
10th Congressional District
After winning the June congressional primaries by a landslide, Democrat Donald M. Payne Jr. is no doubt the odds-on favorite going into the District 10 election against Republican candidate Brian C. Kelemen. Joanne Miller, of the Change, Change, Change party, and Mick Erickson, of the Libertarian Party, are also on the ballot.
District 10 includes part of Union and Hudson counties, Bloomfield, Newark, Montclair and West Orange, as well as all of South Orange and Maplewood.
United States Senator
Republican State Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Sen. Robert Menendez will duke it out for the United States Senator seat, a position Menendez, a Democratic, has held since 2006. Kyrillos has held a seat in the New Jersey Senate since 1992. In a series of debates, the candidates have gone head-to-head on issues of the economy, health care and foreign policy.
Essex County Sheriff
Incumbent Armando Fontoura, a Democrat, is seeking his eighth term as Essex County sheriff Tuesday against Republican Orlando Mendez. Mendez, a Republican, ran unopposed in the June primary.
Residents will vote yes or no on two questions about the "Building Our Future Bond Act" and a constitutional amendment allowing contributions to be taken from justices' and judges' salaries for their employee benefits.
- Map of congressional districts
- League of Women Voters
- Essex County Clerk's site
- Essex County election results
- NJ Spotlight Voter Guide