NEWARK, NJ – The 2021 election season has started with the New Jersey primary scheduled for Tuesday, June 8th. Here’s what Newark residents need to know about Election Day.

Who is running for what?

Voters have the opportunity to vote in multiple races for this year’s primary.

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For the governor, the Democrats have no choice in the primary (unless they write a candidate) as Governor Phil Murphy is running unopposed. Republicans can choose from four main candidates: Jack Ciattarelli, Brian Levine, Philip Rizzo and Hirsh Singh.

At the regional level, the Newarkers can vote for the Essex County’s main race to vote for their political party’s candidate in the 2021 general election.

Candidates for Essex County Sheriff (one seat, three years):

  • Armando Fontoura (incumbent, democrat)
  • John Arnold Jr. (Democrat)
  • Barry Jackson (Democrat)
  • Nicholas Pansini (Republican)
  • Maureen Edelson (Republican)

Newark will be split between the state’s 28th and 29th legislative district for the Congregation Race.

28. District candidates:

Senate (one seat, two years):

  • Ronald Rice (incumbent Democrat)
  • Quadir Selby (Democrat)
  • Frank Contella (Republican)

Assembly (two seats, two-year term):

  • Ralph Caputo (incumbent Democrat)
  • Cleopatra Tucker (incumbent Democrat)
  • Anthony D’Angelo (Republican)
  • Monique Headen (Republican)

29. District candidates:

Senate (one seat, two years):

  • M. Teresa Ruiz (incumbent, Democrat)
  • No candidates submitted for the Republican Party

Assembly (two seats, two-year term):

  • Eliana Pintor Marin (incumbent, Democrat)
  • Shanique Speight (incumbent, Democrat)
  • No candidates submitted for the Republican Party

Where do I vote?

If you want to vote in the elections, you must vote at your assigned polling station on election day. Newark’s polling stations can be found here on the Essex County Board of Elections website or the New Jersey voter online portal here.

The polling stations are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 8th.

If you would like to vote by mail, you can put your voting slip in a secure box at these two locations in Newark:

  • City Hall, 920 Broad St. (Green Street)
  • Hall of Records, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The last day to apply for a vote-by-mail vote by mail was June 1, 2021.

Track your voting slip by email

After completing the ballot papers, voters can track their ballots through the New Jersey Division of Elections. A voter ID number is required for registration.

If you don’t know your Voter ID number, you can contact the Essex County Board of Elections or check your registration information through the New Jersey Division of Elections.