Here is what you need to know about Election Day 2012. Bookmark this page for updates.
Polling Locations: Five of the township's 13 districts will be voting in different buildings this year due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. See which ones are affected and where voters need to go to punch ballots here.
The Washington Township Committee has two seats open, but the incumbents are running unopposed. Those committeemen are Ken Short and Bill Roehrich, who also were unopposed in the Primary Election.
The Washington Township School Board is also holding its election today, with three seats available and only two incumbents running. Those representatives are Kristin Gallagher and Perry Kwok. Long Valley resident Michael St. Jacques announced recently he would be seeking write-in votes to win the final vacant seat.
On the West Morris Regional Board of Education, three Washington Township incumbents are vying for their own seats, including Tom Richar, Joseph Galayda, and John Meyer. Chester Borough resident Don Storm is seeking write-in votes to obtain the new representative seat for that town.
In other races:
- U.S. Senate: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D), the junior United States Senator from New Jersey who was first appointed in 2006 to fill Jon Corzine's seat, takes on Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos, who easily defeated three opponents in the primary.
- U.S. President: Democratic President Barack Obama faces former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) in a campaign that has focused heavily on the economy and job growth. Also on the ballot is Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.
Breaking Down the Election
- A lower than usual turnout is expected due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Who might benefit if that's the case? New Jersey insiders say Romney.
- What does history say about how the Garden State and how it will vote? If the last five elections are any indication, the incumbent president will come out on top.