Monmouth, Ocean County, 3rd Ward results
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Alongside the high-profile Congressional elections, we’ll have updates on local races across the region, including municipal, school and voting metrics. Need to find your polling station? Read below to find out where to vote.
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You can see the vote tally as precincts start reporting here. Results of Congress races can be found here.
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8:55 p.m. Lacey incumbents lead committee race
With more than half of the electoral districts reporting to Lacey, incumbent committee members Steven Kennis and Peter Curatolo, both Republicans, are leading their re-election efforts against Democrats Edward Kownacki and Erik Mazur, as well as independent candidates Regina C. Discenza and Barry Bendar.
Republican Peggy Sue Juliano, who served as her late husband Nicholas Juliano’s committee, is also leading her re-election bid for her husband’s unexpired term, against Democrat Shawn Judson.
JACKSON — With more than a third of precinct returns, Jackson Mayor Michael Reina is building a lead in his re-election bid for a full fourth term. According to unofficial results from the Ocean County Clerk’s Office, Reina has 55% of the vote while 45% of Jackson voters voted for Council Speaker Martin Flemming III,
Jennifer Kuhn and Scott Sargent, who ran on Reina’s ticket, are currently leading the township council elections, according to the clerk’s office.
TOMS RIVER — About 350 to 400 people are gathered at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center where Ocean County Republicans await election results Tuesday night.
Ocean County GOP Chairman George R. Gilmore hosted a catered dinner this election night to encourage more grassroots Republicans in Ocean County to come out to celebrate than the usual insiders.
Ocean County Republicans haven’t lost a countywide race since 1989.
It’s time to count the votes in the Garden State as polls close at 8 p.m. Stay here with our live blog for updates on the races as they unfold.
5:40 p.m. Frank Pallone Jr. defends Susan Kiley’s congressional seat
In the race for New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.lawyer and native of Long Branch East seeks to defend the seat he has stood for Democrats since 1988. He is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the longest standing House committees. To oppose him is republican Susan Kileythe current Deputy Commissioner of the Monmouth County Board of Commissioners.
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5:20 p.m. Abortion drives race between Chris Smith and Matt Jenkins
Rep. Chris Smith, a Republican seeking re-election at his 22n/a term in New Jersey’s 4th congressional district, will face Democrat Matt Jenkins.
Jenkins, 51, is a Colts Neck resident who worked in biomedical research for years before turning a custom furniture store into a general contractor.
Smith, 69, has been a member of Congress since 1980.
The race has focused on abortion: Smith, who is staunchly anti-abortion, is co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus. Jenkins called Smith’s support for the abortion ban “a direct attack on women.”
— Jean Mikle
4:40 p.m. Voters focus on local issues without any major state, federal races
On an election day with no high-profile races on the ballots of New Jerseyans — no president, no governor, no senator — local issues took center stage in many municipalities. Jackson, where the mayor and council seats are at stakeis a great example.
As residents swarmed the municipal office on Tuesday morning, much of the discussion was local, local, local.
“There are a lot of (religious) schools on offer and things like that, and the traffic is already bad,” Kirk said. “Anything that can help reduce that would be great. I want my kids to stay here and go to school here doing the things I need to do here, so it’s important that I voted today.
“If you don’t vote, you really can’t complain about anything.”
— jerry carino
12:13 p.m. Mercer County voting machine issues could affect results in 3rd and 12th congressional districts
In Mercer County, problems with voting machines were reported Tuesday morning. In a Facebook post, the county said election workers will be on hand to guide voters through the manual voting process.
“[The board of elections] is working with Dominion, the machine manufacturer, to resolve the issue,” County said.
The issues were likely to delay vote counts in the 3rd and 12th congressional district races, as well as local races.
The New Jersey GOP assured voters that their votes would be counted regardless of the issue.
“On behalf of our NJGOP legal counsel and our Election Integrity Team, I want to make it clear to voters in Mercer County that despite reported issues with scanners on voting machines in Mercer County, this issue does not affect their voting experience in any way. “Said a statement from the party. “Voters will still enter their polling station, vote and insert the ballot into the machine as they normally would.”
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Here are the New Jersey candidates for Congress in your area
- In the 3rd DistrictDemocratic candidate Andy Kim takes on Republican challenger Bob Healey.
- In the 4th Districtincumbent Republican Chris Smith takes on Democratic challenger Matthew Jenkins.
- In the 6th DistrictDemocratic incumbent Frank Pallone Jr. takes on Republican challenger Susan Kiley.
- In the 7th districtDemocratic incumbent Tom Malinowski takes on Republican challenger Thomas Kean Jr.
How to vote in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Voters can find their vote place and answers to other questions about voting on VOTE.NJ.GOV. NJ residents can also call 1-877-NJ-VOTER with questions.
If you requested an absentee ballot, it must either be postmarked by 8 p.m. on election day or delivered in person to your county board of elections office before the polls close.