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A Chathamite's Guide to Election Day

Everything you need to know for the general election.

Tuesday is Election Day throughout New Jersey. Before you head out to vote, here are some things you need to know:


Whom can I vote for?

There are two available seats for the Chatham Borough Council. (R), the sitting council president, is running for reelection, and (R), a former 3-term Board of Education member and president, are and (D), a local volunteer and chair ofthe Community Garden Committee, are running for council for the first time.

Mayor (D) is challenged in his bid for a second term as mayor by 3-term Council Member (R).

In district-wide elections, three sitting Republicans are running against Democratic challengers. State Sen. Thomas Kean, Jr. (R) is running for reelection against Paul Swanicke (D). Assemblymembers Jon Bramnick and Nancy Munoz are running against Bruce Bergen and Norman Albert. Darren Young is also running for Assembly on the Libertarian ticket.

Where can I vote?

Voting takes place Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling places in Chatham Borough are:

  • District 1: , 16 Milton Ave.
  • District 2: , 1 Firehouse Plaza
  • District 3: , 16 Milton Ave.
  • District 4: , 480 Main St.
  • District 5: , 102 Washington Ave.
  • District 6: , 21 Lum Ave.
  • District 7: , 102 Washington Ave.
  • District 8: , 21 Lum Ave.
  • District 9: , 480 Main St.

What are the voter affiliations in the borough?

According to Borough Clerk Susan Caljean, political affiliations in the borough are as follows:

Party Registered Voter Affiliation Democrats 1,353 Republicans 1,929 Unafiliated 2,495 Green Party 1 Libertarian 1 Total Registration 5,779



Whom can I vote for?

and , both Republicans, are running for two open seats for the Chatham Township Committee. There are no challengers. This will be Brower's third term and Abbott's first.  

, the mayor of Chatham Township, is running to represent the 27th district in the . Her runningmate is Lee Holtzman, an attorney from Livingston. Both are Republicans. The two will take on Democratic incumbents John McKeon and Mila M. Jasey.

The race has garnered attention because the composition of District 27 shifted after recent redistricting that removed areas with majority Democratic registration, such as Newark and Orange, and added towns with greater Republican registration, such as Chatham. Towns now in the 27th District include: Caldwell, Chatham Township, East Hanover, Essex Fells, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn, Roseland, South Orange, and West Orange.

In the , incumbent Sen. Richard J. Codey will compete with Republican challenger William H. Eames.

Where can I vote?

Township polling places for the Nov. 8 election will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling places are listed below, with their addresses and telephone numbers:

  • District 1 residents vote in the truck bay at the Green Village Fire House, 529 Green Village Rd., (973) 377-7073.
  • District 2 and 4 residents vote in Webber Hall at , 525 Shunpike Rd., (973) 377-2255.
  • District 3 and 5 residents vote in the gym at , 234 Southern Blvd., (973) 635-0070.
  • District 6 residents vote in the all-purpose room of the , 58 Meyersville Rd., (973) 635-4556.
  • District 7 residents vote in the court foyer of the , 58 Meyersville Rd., (973) 635-4600.
  • District 8 and 9 residents vote in the all-purpose room at the , 495 River Rd., (973) 635-8061.
  • District 10 residents vote in the all-purpose room at the Briarwood Coachlight Club House, 235 River Rd., (973) 635-8164.

What are the voter affiliations in the township?

According to Township Clerk Greg LaConte, voter party affiliations are as follows:

Party Registered Voter Affiliation Democrats 1,519 Republicans 2,937 Libertarians 2 Unaffiliated 3,004 Other 2 TOTAL 7,463

Chatham Patch will update the website with stories from the polls throughout the day. In the meantime, check out our Elections 2011 page here.

Jim Novick November 08, 2011 at 04:31 PM
I'm confused. I thought you were endorsing Celeste Fondaco as the write in candidate? Should be of little surprise or value to you that I support Bailey, as I know that behind his occasionally deliberate and firm tone is a man that cares very deeply about this town, considers his positions fairly and objectively, and devotes his (youthful) energy to keeping the twp such a great place to live. Plus he and Taz are really nice, intelligent, fun and very interesting to talk to. If you are voting write in though, I would suggest supporting Celeste as she shares all these same qualities, and she possesses the additional ability to paint a landscape while running a marathon. She's no Captain, but I know she is capable of exceeding that ranking.
Andrew November 08, 2011 at 07:09 PM
I should've ran for Office of some sort.. Would've been interesting.


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