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New Jersey elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in New Jersey
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in New Jersey
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



New Jersey

The state of New Jersey will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in New Jersey
Filing deadline for all candidates March 31, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections April 23, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 13, 2014
Primary election date June 3, 2014
U.S. House special election (primary) June 3, 2014
Filing deadline for independent candidates participating in the general election June 3, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 14, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
U.S. House special election (general) November 4, 2014
School board elections November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in New Jersey in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Unscheduled electiond
State Senate Unscheduled electiond
State Assembly Unscheduled electiond
Statewide ballot measures (0 measures) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in New Jersey

U.S. Congress


  • 2nd Congressional District
See also: New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014
Longtime incumbent Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R) has fought off Democratic challengers in an increasingly blue district. However, how long can Lobiondo retain his seat in a district that President Barack Obama won by 8.1 percentage points in 2012.
  • 3rd Congressional District
See also: New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014
Similar to the 2nd District, Rep. Jon Runyan (R) faced an uphill battle. With the announcement of his retirement, however, the seat becomes even more likely to switch partisan control.


Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in New Jersey
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Election history
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U.S. Senate elections in New Jersey

See also: United States Senate elections in New Jersey, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in New Jersey will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Jersey is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 13, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014 (21 days before election).[4]

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Cory Booker (D). Booker was first elected in 2013 in a special election following Frank Lautenberg's death.

Candidates


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 31, 2014.


Election history


2013

See also: United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013

Booker ran for U.S. Senate in the special election for the seat left vacant by the death of Frank Lautenberg (D).[6] Booker defeated U.S. Representatives Rush D. Holt, Jr. and Frank Pallone and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver for the Democratic party nomination in the primary election on August 13, 2013.[7][8][9] He defeated Steve Lonegan (R) and Independent candidates Robert Depasquale, Eugene Martin Lavergne, Stuart David Meissner, Pablo Olivera, Antonio Sabas and Edward Stackhouse, Jr. in the general election on October 16, 2013.[10]

U.S. Senate, New Jersey Special General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCory Booker 54.9% 740,742
     Republican Steve Lonegan 44% 593,684
     Independent Edward C. Stackhouse 0.4% 5,138
     Independent Robert DePasquale 0.2% 3,137
     Independent Stuart Meissner 0.2% 2,051
     Independent Pablo Olivera 0.1% 1,530
     Independent Antonio Sabas 0.1% 1,336
     Independent Eugene LaVergne 0.1% 1,041
Total Votes 1,348,659
Source: Official results via New Jersey Division of Elections[11]
U.S. Senate, New Jersey Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCory Booker 59.2% 216,936
Frank Pallone 19.8% 72,584
Rush Holt 16.8% 61,463
Sheila Oliver 4.3% 15,656
Total Votes 366,639
Source: Official Election Results from New Jersey Division of Elections[12]

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New Jersey
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special election by date
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in New Jersey

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in New Jersey, 2014, Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014) and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the U.S. House in 2014.

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Regularly scheduled elections


The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New Jersey will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 12 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 12 congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Jersey is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: ' Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 13, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014 (21 days before election).[4]

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, Democrats and Republicans each hold 6 of the 12 congressional seats from New Jersey.

Members of the U.S. House from New Jersey -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 6 Pending
     Republican Party 6 Pending
Total 12 12

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 12 congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Rob Andrews Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Frank LoBiondo Ends.png Republican 2
Jon Runyan Ends.png Republican 3
Chris Smith Ends.png Republican 4
Scott Garrett Ends.png Republican 5
Frank Pallone Electiondot.png Democratic 6
Leonard Lance Ends.png Republican 7
Albio Sires Electiondot.png Democratic 8
Bill Pascrell Electiondot.png Democratic 9
Donald Payne Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 10
Rodney Frelinghuysen Ends.png Republican 11
Rush D. Holt, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic 12

List of candidates by district


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 31, 2014.

1st Congressional District


2nd Congressional District


3rd Congressional District

Withdrew


4th Congressional District

Withdrew


5th Congressional District


6th Congressional District

Withdrew


7th Congressional District


8th Congressional District


9th Congressional District

Withdrew


10th Congressional District


11th Congressional District


12th Congressional District



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Special election by date


* November 4, 2014 *

The 1st Congressional District of New Jersey will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 31, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New Jersey is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 13, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014 (21 days before election).[4]

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

Incumbent: Rob Andrews (D), who was first elected in 1990, resigned from Congress in February 2014 to take a job with a prominent Philadelphia law firm.[29][30] His resignation will leave the seat vacant until the November elections.[30]

New Jersey's 1st Congressional District is located in the southwestern portion of the state and includes most of Camden County and parts of Gloucester County.[31]

Candidates


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Statewide ballot measure elections in New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Zero statewide ballot questions are certified for the 2014 statewide ballot in New Jersey.

Potential measures


The following measures are proposed for the 2014 ballot:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Marriage Amendment Marriage Defines marriage as between one man and one woman, thus effectively terminating same-sex marriage
LRCA Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Hunt & Fish Establishes the right to hunt, fish, trap and harvest game animals
LRCA State Tax Bill Supermajorities Amendment Legislature Requires a three-fifths majority vote in the state legislature for all tax bills
LRCA Elected Official Indictment Amendment Administration of Gov't Suspends any indicted elected official, provides for their temporary replacement, return to office upon acquittal and vacancy upon conviction
LRCA Privacy from Government Intrusion Amendment Civil Rights Establishes the right to privacy from government intrusion without due process
LRCA Shore Protection Fund Amendment Environment Dedicates $25 million annually from realty transfer fee revenues for shore protection
LRCA Veterans’ Property Tax Deduction Amendment Veterans Increases the veterans’ property tax deduction by $500

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School board elections in New Jersey

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and New Jersey school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 668 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,137 seats. These elections will take place in 39 states.


State elections


A total of 19 New Jersey school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 56 seats up for election. Three board elections are scheduled for April 15, 2014, while 16 districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014. The districts listed below served 281,334 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[32]

2014 New Jersey School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Edison Township Public Schools 4/23/2014 3 9 14,178
Newark Public Schools 4/23/2014 3 9 33,862
Passaic Public Schools 4/23/2014 3 9 13,281
Brick Township Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 7 9,851
Cherry Hill Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 11,356
Clifton Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 10,905
Elizabeth Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 22,737
Freehold Regional High School District 11/4/2014 3 9 11,864
Hamilton Township School District 11/4/2014 3 9 12,558
Jackson School District 11/4/2014 2 7 9,584
Jersey City Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 27,657
Middletown Township School District 11/4/2014 3 9 10,083
Old Bridge Township Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 9,403
Paterson Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 24,383
Perth Amboy Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 10,468
Toms River Regional Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 16,762
Vineland Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 9,594
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District 11/4/2014 4 9 9,780
Woodbridge Township School District 11/4/2014 3 9 13,028



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Voting in New Jersey

See also: Voting in New Jersey

Important voting information

  • New Jersey is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]
  • As of April 2014, New Jersey is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in New Jersey, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

New Jersey does not have a state-wide early voting system in place.[33]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

New Jersey ranked 40th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2010 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. New Jersey received an overall score of 58%.[34]

See also

References

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  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. New Jersey Department of State Website, "Voter Registration Information," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 New Jersey Division of Elections, "Official List of Candidates for US Senate," accessed April 10, 2014
  6. Politico, "Cory Booker announces New Jersey senate run" Accessed June 8, 2013
  7. WNYC, "Election 2013," accessed August 13, 2013
  8. Roll Call, "Pallone Makes Preparations for Senate Campaign in N.J.," January 2, 2012
  9. Politico, "Cory Booker’s unexpected sprint for Senate" Accessed June 5, 2013
  10. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named genresults
  11. New Jersey Division of Elections, "Special Election General Election Results," accessed November 7, 2013
  12. New Jersey Division of Elections, "Unofficial Primary Special Election Results," accessed November 7, 2013
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 13.35 13.36 13.37 New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed April 1, 2014
  14. In the Capital, "GW Grad Announces Bid For Seat in Congress," accessed April 14, 2014
  15. LoBiondo for Congress, "Intro," accessed January 30, 2014
  16. Shore News Today, "Hughes to challenge LoBiondo in 2014 Updated," accessed October 25, 2013
  17. Roll Call, "Democrat to Announce Campaign for Runyan’s Seat", accessed December 12, 2013
  18. Campaign website, "Home", accessed February 18, 2014
  19. The Hill, "Lonegan jumps into N.J. House race", accessed January 4, 2014
  20. Facebook, "Frederick John LaVergne for Congress," accessed April 14, 2014
  21. Scott Neuman, US Congressional Candidate, "Home," accessed April 14, 2014
  22. Politicker NJ, "In CD6, Little gearing up for a third shot at Pallone", accessed November 5, 2013
  23. Campaign Website, "Intro," accessed January 30, 2014
  24. New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed April 1, 2014
  25. NJ.com, "Democrat Janice Kovach announces run for N.J. congressional seat held by Leonard Lance," accessed January 27, 2014
  26. Campaign Website, "Home," accessed March 6, 2014
  27. Campaign Website, "About," accessed March 10, 2014
  28. Curtis Vaughn, "About Curtis," accessed March 26, 2014
  29. Philly.com, "Source: Rob Andrews to leave Congress," accessed February 4, 2014
  30. 30.0 30.1 Roll Call, "New Jersey’s Rob Andrews to Resign From Congress (Updated)," accessed February 4, 2014
  31. New Jersey Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  32. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  33. National Conference of State Legislatures "Absentee and Early Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
  34. Pew Charitable Trusts, Election Performance Index Report