New Jersey elections, 2012

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1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of New Jersey held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda Preview Article
U.S. House (12 seats) Approveda
State Executives Defeatedd N/A
State Senate Defeatedd N/A
State House Defeatedd
Ballot measures (2 measure) Approveda -

2012 Elections

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Elections by type

See also: United States Senate elections in New Jersey, 2012
U.S. Senate, New Jersey, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Menendez Incumbent 58.9% 1,987,680
     Republican Joe Kyrillos 39.4% 1,329,534
     Libertarian Kenneth R. Kaplan 0.5% 16,803
     Green Ken Wolski 0.5% 15,801
     Jersey Strong Independents Gwen Diakos 0.3% 9,359
     Totally Independent Candidate J. David Dranikoff 0.1% 3,834
     America First Inder "Andy" Soni 0.1% 3,593
     Responsibility Fairness Integrity Robert "Turk" Turkavage 0.1% 3,532
     Socialist Party USA Gregory Pason 0.1% 2,249
     No Slogan Eugene Martin Lavergne 0.1% 2,198
     Reform Nation Daryl Mikell Brooks 0.1% 2,066
Total Votes 3,376,649
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
See also: United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2012

New Jersey lost a U.S. House seat from redistricting.

Members of the U.S. House from New Jersey -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 7 6
     Republican Party 6 6
Total 13 12
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Rob Andrews
Republican Party Greg Horton
Green Party John William Reitter
Independent Margaret Chapman
Rob Andrews Democratic Party Rob Andrews No
2nd Democratic Party Cassandra Shober
Republican Party Frank LoBiondo
Libertarian Party John Ordille
Independent David Bowen Sr.
Independent Charles Lukens
Independent Frank Faralli Jr.
Frank LoBiondo Republican Party Frank LoBiondo No
3rd Democratic Party Shelley Adler
Republican Party Jon Runyan
Independent Christopher Dennick, Jr.
Independent Robert Edward Forchion
Independent Frederick John Lavergne
Independent Robert Shapiro
Independent Robert Witterschein
Jon Runyan Republican Party Jon Runyan No
4th Democratic Party Brian Froelich
Republican Party Chris Smith
Independent Leonard Marshall
Chris Smith Republican Party Chris Smith No
5th Democratic Party Adam Gussen
Republican Party Scott Garrett
Green Party Patricia Alessandrini
Scott Garrett Republican Party Scott Garrett No
6th Democratic Party Frank Pallone
Republican Party Anna Little
Libertarian Party Len Flynn
Independent Mac Dara Lyden
Independent Herbert Tarbous
Independent Karen Zaletel
Frank Pallone Democratic Party Frank Pallone No
7th Democratic Party Upendra Chivukula
Republican Party Leonard Lance
Libertarian Party Patrick McKnight
Independent Dennis Breen
Leonard Lance Republican Party Leonard Lance No
8th Democratic Party Albio Sires
Republican Party Maria Karczewski
Independent Stephen Deluca
Independent Pablo Olivera
Independent Herbert Shaw
Bill Pascrell Democratic Party Albio Sires No
9th Democratic Party Bill Pascrell
Republican Party Shmuley Boteach
Independent E. David Smith
Independent Jeanette Woolsey
Steve Rothman Democratic Party Bill Pascrell No
10th Democratic Party Donald Payne Jr.
Republican Party Brian Kelemen
Libertarian Party Mick Erickson
Independent Joanne Miller
Donald M. Payne Democratic Party Donald Payne Jr. No
11th Democratic Party John Arvanites
Republican Party Rodney Frelinghuysen
Independent Barry Berlin
Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican Party Rodney Frelinghuysen No
12th Democratic Party Rush D. Holt, Jr.
Republican Party Eric Beck
Independent Kenneth Cody
Independent Jack Freudenheim
Rush D. Holt, Jr. Democratic Party Rush D. Holt, Jr. No
13th District Removed in Redistricting Albio Sires N/A N/A
See also: New Jersey 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Public Question 1 Bond issues Would allow state to borrow $750 mil for upgrades at state's colleges. Approveda
LRCA Public Question 2 State judiciary Would define justices and judges’ salary in relation to benefits. Approveda

Eligibility to Vote

New Jersey

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

New Jersey had a mixed primary system -- registered Democrats and Republicans could only vote in their own party's primary, but previously unaffiliated voters could declare a party at the polls. Independent voters could also vote in either party's primary. The registration deadline for voting in the primary was May 15, 2012, 21 days before the primary.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote was 21 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 16.[2]

  • Voter ID info
  • Residency requirements: Resident of New Jersey and county at least 30 days prior to the election.[3]
  • Same-day registration: None

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee Voting


All voters are eligible to vote absentee in New Jersey. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4]


To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the county election office at least seven days prior to the election if returned by mail. It can also be submitted in person to the county election office until 3 p.m. on the day before the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by the time the polls close on Election Day.[5]

Military and overseas voting

For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

New Jersey allows voters to cast in-person absentee ballots. This allows a voter to fill out a ballot prior to the election and deliver it in person to an election official's office.[6]

See also