Thursday, November 8, 2012
Local election winners offered words of thanks to their constituencies in East Windsor, Hightstown, and Cranbury
David Cook, Cranbury Township Mayor I would like to thank all the residents of Cranbury for their generosity and support. It would be impossible to be a competent steward of Cranbury without the input from its residents. By being elected for another three years we, the current Township Committee, will be able to see through a number of large projects and capital improvements. These projects include the Dam and Bridge revitalization, Downtown Beautification Program and new infrastructure such as sanitary services. Thank you again Cranbury for putting your trust in Jay and myself for another three years. James (Jay) M. Taylor, Cranbury Township Committeeman I want to express my dear thanks and appreciation to the voters in Cranbury for their…
In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New Jerseyans do whatever's necessary to make their votes count.
Despite personal hardships, shifting polling sites, frustration and anger over electronic and provisional ballots, and confusion and miscommunication regarding new voting rules, New Jerseyans made on thing clear on Tuesday: they wanted to exercise their right to vote. Turnout was high throughout much of the state, despite reports of voting irregularities that included jammed fax lines; email inboxes filled to overflowing with requests for ballots; shortages of provisional ballots at many sites; and gloomy polling places lit only by generator power. And that's the short list. “We have so little control over anything right now,” said one Romney voter from Belmar whose power was restored just last night. “That made it all the more important …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Larry Quattrone and Gail Doran won the election for borough council against two republican candidates
Hightstown voters have decided between four candidates for two open seats on the Hightstown Borough Council. Incumbents Larry Quattrone and Gail Doran, both Democrats, won the election against Republicans Denise Hansen and George Serrano. Terms for borough council members are for three years, and the newly elected members will begin their terms in January. Below are the unofficial results: Hightstown Borough Council Democrat Results Republican Result Lawrence Quattrone 1,179 Denise Hansen 808 Gail E. Doran 983 George Serrano 658 Unofficial results by district: District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 Lawrence Quattrone 361 260 288 270 Gail E. Doran 286 214 255 228 Denise Hansen 252 222 146 188 George Serrano 208 172 114 164 -- Follow …
Two incumbents and one former Board of Ed. president fill three vacant seats in East Windsor Regional School District
East Windsor and Hightstown voters have decided between four candidates for three open seats on the Board of Education. Incumbents Kennedy Paul and Paul Connolly, as well as Alice Weisman, a former Board of Education president, won the election. Terms for board of education members are for three years, and the newly elected members will begin their terms in January. Below are the unofficial results: Board of Education Candidate Results Alice Weisman 3,722 Lilia V. Gobaira 2,666 Kennedy D. Paul 3,370 Paul Connolly 3,014 -- Follow East Windsor Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Poll workers projected a large turn out of voters in Hightstown and Cranbury, and not all were from the area
Hightstown Borough moved their polling location last week from Hightstown High School to the First Presbyterian Church. Despite the move, Borough Clerk Debra Sopronyi said residents were well aware of where to go to vote, and there was a significant turnout Tuesday. According to Sopronyi, usually on Election Day there is an ebb and flow of voters depending on the time of day. This year, however, she said there was a constant stream of voters. One such voter was Dan Buriak, who said he voted across party lines for the Hightstown Borough Council election based on candidates’ experiences that he felt would be valuable for the position. He said the borough hall’s location and party affiliations, while hot button issues in the media, were not …
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …
Tell Patch why you voted the way you did
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
What issues do you think will influence your vote today? Is it hurricane sandy? The economy? Something else? Tell us in the comments. -- Follow East Windsor Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
National elections and amended district calendars -- not to mention Superstorm Sandy -- could obscure school votes even further.
For all the uncertainty this week will bring for New Jersey public schools, throw in a truly unprecedented event: school board elections as part of Tuesday's national ballot. The question now is how many people will notice. It will be a wild week in general for New Jersey’s schools, with close to half of them finally opening on Monday, according to the state Department of Education. In all, 255 districts out of 590 statewide have reported they will be open, many for the first time since Hurricane Sandy slammed into New Jersey and New York. Unsurprisingly, school districts across the state are making last-minute adjustments to their calendars, with many taking take advantage of the canceled New Jersey Education Association convention …
There's still an election today. Check here for changes in where you can vote.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Believe it or not, there’s an election today, and it’s not just any election. It’s a big one. Despite the turmoil of the past week, voters will still head to the polls and select a new president, as well as new members of the Township Council in Cranbury and Borough Council in Hightstown, and East Windsor Regional School District Board. For now, most polling places will remain the same, but because of Hurricane Sandy, there are a few changes. All Melvin H. Kreps Middle School polling places for districts 7, 13, and 14 have been moved to the East Windsor Township Municipal Building, located at 16 Lanning Boulevard. All other East Windsor districts will remain at their polling locations: For questions about voting or polling place, residents…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Learn more about the two statewide ballot questions on higher education bonds and judges' benefits payments.
Monday, November 5, 2012
New Jersey voters won’t just be choosing the next president on Election Day—the state has two questions on the ballot that could have an impact on your wallet. The referendum questions deal with extra funding for colleges’ infrastructure and benefits payments for judges. The public questions are: #1: Do you approve the “Building Our Future Bond Act”? This bond act authorizes the State to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $750 million to provide matching grants to New Jersey’s colleges and universities. Money from the grants will be used to build, equip and expand higher education facilities for the purpose of increasing academic capacity. #2: Do you approve an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution, as agreed to by the …