Friday, May 10, 2013
Anyone who wants to vote in the upcoming June primary election must register to vote by May 14, officials said.
The deadline is fast approaching for those wishing to vote in the June 4 primary. Registration must be completed by May 14. Residents may register at the Monmouth County Voter Registration Office, 300 Halls Mills Rd., Freehold Township, until 9 p.m. May 14. You also may register with the municipal clerk at the Aberdeen Township Municipal Building or the Matawan Municipal Community Center during regular business hours. To register, residents must bring a driver’s license or have the last four digits of your social security number handy, according to a release. All U.S. citizens at least 18 years old by Primary day who are not jailed, on probation or parole are eligible to vote. The New Jersey Voter Registration form is available from the …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Four candidates also filed to run for the two open council seats.
Republican Augustine Toomey III filed to be a mayoral candidate on the ballot for the June 4 primary election, as did democratic incumbent Fred Tagliarini. Toomey previously ran for the township council in 2011, but was not elected. Four Aberdeen residents also filed to be on the ballot for the two open council seats by the April 1 deadline. Deputy Mayor Margaret Montone and Joseph Martucci will seek the democratic nomination while Michael Vail and Edward Failla will seek the republican nomination. Councilman James Lauro (D) will not seek re-election. The term for a council member is three years. Independent candidates have until June to register for the general election ballot. The primaries will be held on Tuesday, June 4 and the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The primary election is on June 4.
Four Matawan residents intend to run for the two open borough council seats in the November 2013 general election. Republican incumbents Linda Clifton and Donna Gould and democratic challengers Joe Altomonte and Bonnie Krause all filed to be on the ballot for the primary election by the April 1 deadline. The term for a council member is three years. Independent candidates have until June to register for the general election ballot. The primaries will be held on Tuesday, June 4 and the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Patch will follow the local election all year, and will interview each candidate as November approaches.
Friday, February 15, 2013
But with the primary still three years away, most New Hampshire voters are understandably still undecided.
OUTSIDE MANCHESTER, NH -- Hillary Clinton is the heavy favorite among New Hampshire Democrats for the 2016 New Hampshire Primary, while no one in the Republican field has yet to separate from the pack. Yes, it's still three years before the 2016 Primary, but a WMUR/University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released Thursday night shows that Clinton is the prohibitive favorite among Granite State Democrats. The poll surveyed 581 New Hampshire residents. A whopping 63 percent of Democratic voters said they plan to vote for Clinton, compared to 10 percent for Vice President Joe Biden, 5 percent for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and 2 percent for Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker. Biden made numerous stops in New Hampshire last year, …
The Facebook founder's first political fundraiser draws picketers and police.
This story originally appeared on Palo Alto Patch. Dozens of protestors crowded the sidewalk outside of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto home Wednesday evening to oppose a campaign fundraiser for outspoken NJ Gov. Chris Christie. The event, which marks Zuckerberg’s first foray into the world of political fundraising, drew picketers angered largely over Christie’s efforts to block funding for Planned Parenthood and other women’s health programs in New Jersey. Signs depicting a reversed thumbs-down version of Facebook’s iconic “like” symbol and the words: “zuck + chris – hands off planned parenthood” were distributed by CREDO, a California-based mobile phone and network provider that makes donations to politically …
The 89-year-old U.S. senator officially confirmed he will not seek re-election in 2014.
After a nearly 30-year Congressional term, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced Thursday he will not seek office in the 2014 election. “I will be traveling to my hometown of Paterson tomorrow to announce that I will not seek re-election in 2014," read a brief, one-paragraph statement from Launtenberg's press office. "While I may not be seeking re-election, there is plenty of work to do before the end of this term and I'm going to keep fighting as hard as ever for the people of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate," his message concluded. Lautenberg's announcement also promised that he was undergoing "a two-year mission to pass new gun safety laws, protect children from toxic chemicals, and create more opportunities for working families in …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Did you attend the inauguration on Jan. 21? Upload your photos or videos and share the experience with your neighbors.
Millions of people head to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term. On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two bibles—…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker hints at his political future. You tell us: What position should he go after?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who increasingly finds himself on the national political stage, has a decision to make: run for governor or run for U.S. Senate? Booker, 43, said he's considering both, and will make a decision in the next two weeks, according to the Huffington Post. Speculation has swirled that Booker would seek higher office as his political star starts to shine brighter. Party officials gave him a coveted speaking spot at this year's Democratic National Convention and moves such as living off of the same allotment as food stamp recipients for a week garnered national attention. Now the question is: Which office will he seek and who will he run against? If he goes for governor and wins the Democratic primary, he'll almost …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Monmouth County Democratic Chairman says election results in Matawan have been certified by county.
Kimberly Daly will join the Matawan Borough Council in January and Toni Angelini will be sworn in for a second term, according to early results. Vin Gopal, chairman of the Momouth County Democrats, said the county has sent the results for certification and that the unofficial results on the Monmouth County website reflect the accurate vote count for the Matawan Borough Council elections. "The Monmouth County Democrats want to congratulate Councilwoman-Elect Kim Daly for breaking the Republican stronghold in Matawan. Democrats beat well-funded Republicans in Famingdale, Hazlet, Eatontown, Spring Lake, Keyport, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Belmar, Freehold Borough and many other towns because voters across Monmouth County recognize that …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
There are still a number of provisional ballots to count, Monmouth County Clerk's Office says.
The Monmouth County Clerk's Office is still busy counting provisional ballots cast for the Nov. 6 election. However, early results show two candidates taking a small lead for the write-in positions on the Matawan Aberdeen Board of Education. According to the unofficial election results, available on the county website, Joelle Nappi has taken a slight lead over her fellow candidates for the one-year unexpired term in Aberdeen. The unofficial results also show Kathleen Gentile taking the lead for the three-year term in Matawan. However, neither candidate has a large enough lead for a winner to be determined until all votes are tallied and the official results are available. No one was on the ballot for either term and all candidates ran as …