Good morning, New Jersey. It’s Election Day, and the polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM.
In twelve districts across the state, all redistricted for this election, New Jerseyans will determine who will represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next two years.
Four Democrats congressmen are locked in possibly competitive races for re-election: Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) faces former Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr. in the 7th district; Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) is up against businessman Bob Healey in the 3rd; Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) is being challenged by former investment banker Frank Pallotta in the 5th; and in the 11th, Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) is opposed by Paul DeGroot, a former Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor.
Voters will also decide 61 races for countywide office – including contests for control of county government in Gloucester and Cumberland – as well as hundreds of contests for municipal offices in partisan and non-partisan elections.
As part of a partnership with Decision Desk HQ and with the support of the New Jersey Education Association, the New Jersey Globe will bring you up-to-the-minute elections results for Congress, and in Bergen, Burlington, Cumberland, Gloucester, Somerset and Passaic counties. Click HERE to view results after the polls close at 8 PM.
Vote-by-Mail ballots may be dropped in secure drop boxes or returned by the U.S. Postal Service at the peril of a voter; ballots must be postmarked by 8 PM on November 8 and delivered to the county Board of Elections no later than close of business on Monday.
Anyone who believes their vote has been interfered with, or seeks to report voting-related issues, can call the New Jersey Voter Information and Assistance line toll-free at 1-877-NJVOTER.
Voters can also call the Voter Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) for help from the American Civil Liberties Union and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice hotline or the New Jersey Republican State Committee Election Integrity hotline at 609-288-2925.
Any voter who needs to appear before a judge on Election Day may call 609-984-5523 or 609-209-6904.
Voters who feel they have faced discrimination or harassment in pursuit of their right to vote can also file a report with the Division on Civil Rights through the NJ BIAS online portal — https://bias.njcivilrights.gov — or may call 1-800-277-BIAS (1-800-277-2427). Urgent complaints concerning allegations of discrimination or harassment filed with the Division on Civil Rights may be addressed during the election or after the election.
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