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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 (3) April 23, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 13, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date June 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
U.S. House special election (primary) June 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for independent candidates participating in the general election June 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
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 (16) 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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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: To vote in the primary, voters had to register 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.

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


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Contents
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.

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: ' To vote in the primary, voters had to register 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 July 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

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Disqualified


4th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


5th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


6th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file


7th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


8th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file


10th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

11th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


12th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


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: To vote in the primary, voters had to register 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.[24][25] His resignation will leave the seat vacant until the November elections.[25]

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.[26]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


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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, 667 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,142 seats. These elections will take place in 38 states.


State elections


A total of 19 New Jersey school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 56 seats. Three board elections were held on April 23, 2014, while 16 districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about New Jersey's school board elections in 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.[27] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

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 July 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.[28]

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 2012 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%.[29]

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. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 6.28 6.29 6.30 6.31 6.32 6.33 6.34 6.35 6.36 6.37 6.38 New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed April 22, 2014
  7. In the Capital, "GW Grad Announces Bid For Seat in Congress," accessed April 14, 2014
  8. LoBiondo for Congress, "Intro," accessed January 30, 2014
  9. Shore News Today, "Hughes to challenge LoBiondo in 2014 Updated," accessed October 25, 2013
  10. Facebook, "Frederick John LaVergne for Congress," accessed April 14, 2014
  11. The Hill, "Lonegan jumps into N.J. House race", accessed January 4, 2014
  12. Roll Call, "Democrat to Announce Campaign for Runyan’s Seat", accessed December 12, 2013
  13. Campaign website, "Home", accessed February 18, 2014
  14. NJ.com, "N.J. Weedman files suit in attempt to make ballot for open congressional seat," accessed June 24, 2014
  15. NJ.com, "N.J. Weedman's ballot case moved to appellate court," accessed June 24, 2014
  16. Scott Neuman, US Congressional Candidate, "Home," accessed April 14, 2014
  17. Politicker NJ, "In CD6, Little gearing up for a third shot at Pallone," accessed November 5, 2013
  18. Campaign Website, "Intro," accessed January 30, 2014
  19. New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed April 1, 2014
  20. NJ.com, "Democrat Janice Kovach announces run for N.J. congressional seat held by Leonard Lance," accessed January 27, 2014
  21. Campaign Website, "Home," accessed March 6, 2014
  22. Campaign Website, "About," accessed March 10, 2014
  23. Curtis Vaughn, "About Curtis," accessed March 26, 2014
  24. Philly.com, "Source: Rob Andrews to leave Congress," accessed February 4, 2014
  25. 25.0 25.1 Roll Call, "New Jersey’s Rob Andrews to Resign From Congress (Updated)," accessed February 4, 2014
  26. New Jersey Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  27. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  28. National Conference of State Legislatures "Absentee and Early Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
  29. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014