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
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 13, 2014
Primary election date 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

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 (2 measures) Scheduled electiona
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
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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 has a mostly closed primary system, in which registered Republicans and Democrats can only vote in their own party's primary, but voters who have never voted in a primary before can choose either party.

Voter registration: Pending

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


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

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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 has a mostly closed primary system, in which registered Republicans and Democrats can only vote in their own party's primary, but voters who have never voted in a primary before can choose either party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

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 September 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


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

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


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Special election by date


T.B.D.

The 1st Congressional District of New Jersey will hold a special election for the U.S. House in 2014.

The special election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Rob Andrews (D).[24]

Andrews resigned to take a job with a prominent Philadelphia law firm.[25][26][27]

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.[28][29][30]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
Pending
Pending
Pending

Candidates

Declared candidates
Potential candidates
  • Democratic Party Frank Minor: Mayor of Logan Township[33]
  • Republican Party Garry Cobb: Former Philadelphia Eagles player[33]

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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 Result
LRCA ACR 11 Marriage Defines marriage as between one man and one woman, thus effectively terminating same-sex marriage Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Hunt & Fish Establishes the right to hunt, fish, trap and harvest game animals Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Tax Bill Supermajorities Amendment Legislature Requires a three-fifths majority vote in the state legislature for all tax bills Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Veterans’ Property Tax Amendment Veterans Increases the veterans’ property tax deduction; extends deduction to more groups Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA SCR 118 Term Limits Excludes partial, unexpired terms served by the governor from the two-term limit Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Voter Approval of Indebtedness Amendment Bonds Modifies voter approval requirements for state indebtedness Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 90 Bonds Requires voter approval of a dedicated funding source for bonded indebtedness of the transportation system Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Healthcare Mandates Amendment Healthcare Prohibits the state or federal government from mandating individuals obtain healthcare coverage Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 15 Housing Clarifies the state is not obligated to to facilitate the availability of housing for all income levels Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Public Schools Support Amendment Gov't Finances Provides for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of free public schools Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Indicted Elected Officials Amendment Gov't Acc Suspends elected officials who have been indicted and provide for temporary replacements Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 24 Civil Rights Guarantees right of the people to privacy from government intrusion Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 28 Environment Dedicates up to $25 million annually from realty transfer fee revenues to the Shore Protection Fund Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 36 & SCR 54 Direct Democracy Allows initiative and referendums on fiscal policy Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 67 Direct Democracy Creates indirect initiated constitutional amendments , indirect initiated state statutes and veto referendums Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 37 Transportation Dedicates excess revenue of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to state transportation system costs Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 42 Gov't Finances Requires most state funding for public education to be distributed on a per pupil basis Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Balanced Budget Amendment Gov't Finances Changes the way a balanced state budget is kept Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Supreme Court Amendment Judiciary Amends the state supreme court selection and tenure processes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Judicial Retirement Age Amendment Judiciary Raises the mandated retirement age for judges and justices Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA SCR 25 & ACR 48 Abortion Allows legislature to require parental notification for medical treatment relating to pregnancy of a minor Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 49 & ACR 52 Term Limits Limits state senators to three successive terms and assembly members to five successive terms Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 54 & SCR 88 Gov't Finances Creates surplus revenue funds; amends the process for estimating state revenue Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 61 Gambling Dedicates revenues from sports betting to residential placements for persons with developmental disabilities Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 66 Pension Requires legislation enhancing public employee benefits to identify a funding source to defray cost of enhancement Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 70 Gov't Finances Requires bills with fiscal impacts to identify offsetting revenues/appropriation reductions prior to consideration Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Appropriations Cap Amendment Gov't Finances Sets a cap on increases in annual state appropriations Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Horse Racetrack Betting Amendment Gambling Allows for certain types of betting at horse racetracks; provides for allocation of revenues Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Revenue Diversion Amendment Gov't Finances Prohibits diversion of dedicated state revenue Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 75 & SCR 11 State Exec Makes the office of comptroller an elected position and eliminates the office of auditor Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 77 & SCR 96 Labor Allows public employees to collectively bargain Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 78 Recall Changes recall petition signature requirement to 25 percent of voters at the most recent general election Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 79 Gov't Finances Dedicates 1 percent of the Corporation Business Tax revenue annually to fund dredging projects Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Open Space Amendment Environment Dedicates $200 million or 2.4 percent of annual sales and use tax revenue to the preservation of open space Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 116 Environment Dedicates revenue from water consumption and diversion user fees for open space preservation Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Municipal Open Spaces Amendment Gov't Finances Requires state to pay municipalities for open spaces Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA SCR 37 Taxes Reduces local property taxes for some privately-held lands that are permanently preserved as open space Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Greenhouse Gas Initiative Amendment Environment Requires state participation in the Regional Greenhosue Gas Initiative Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Probation Functions Amendment Judiciary Enables a statutory transfer of judiciary probation functions to the State Parole Board Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 86 & SCR 35 Taxes Provides a tax exemption for increases in property values due to improvements for disabled access in homes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 87 & SCR 18 Taxes Allows veterans and their spouses to receive homestead rebate amounts similar to those for seniors and disabled Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 88 Taxes Limits annual assessment increases for homestead real property Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Constitutional Convention on Property Taxes ConCon Calls for a limited constitutional convention on property taxation and government spending Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 95 Legislature Requires state legislatures to serve full-time Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 96 & SCR 16 Property Restricts condemnation power on non-blighted property for private economic development purposes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA ACR 151 & SCR 106 Transportation Dedicates all revenue derived from the motor fuels taxes to the Transportation Trust Fund Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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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
Contents
1 School board elections in New Jersey
2 Elections by date
2.1 April 2014
2.2 April 15, 2014
2.3 November 4, 2014

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 2014 while 16 districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 281,334 K-12 students.[34]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated February 1, 2014

A total of 669 school districts are holding elections for 2,149 seats in 2014. These elections will take place in 39 states. This list breaks down the New Jersey school board elections in chronological order:

April 23, 2014

November 4, 2014


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Voting in New Jersey

See also: Voting in New Jersey

Important voting information

  • New Jersey has a mixed primary system. Registered Democrats and Republicans can only vote for their own party in the primary. Any New Jersey voter who has never on a previous occasion voted in a New Jersey primary election may declare a party affiliation at the poll. Independents may also decide which party to vote for.
  • As of September 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.[35]

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%.[36]

See also

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