Hackettstown Election Guide
The Nov. 6 General Election is finally here. Read this to find out all you need to know.
Here is what you need to know about Election Day 2012. Bookmark this page for updates.
While it was uncertain where voting would be held because of the damage brought by Hurricane Sandy, all of Hackettstown's voting centers are open and operating. To see where your district is scheduled to vote, go here.
The Hackettstown Council has two seats up for grabs, with both Republican incumbents being opposed by two Democrats. Councilmen Scott Sheldon and William Conforti are being opposed by Anthony Olivo and Mary Beth Maciag.
On the Hackettstown School Board, three seats are open, with two incumbents running. The third seat, currently occupied by Joseph Clarke, who was appointed to his position after the time to file for a ballot position ended. Clarke is running a write-in campaign.
- U.S. Senate: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D), the junior United States Senator from New Jersey who was first appointed in 2006 to fill Jon Corzine's seat, takes on Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos, who easily defeated three opponents in the primary.
- U.S. President: Democratic President Barack Obama faces former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) in a campaign that has focused heavily on the economy and job growth. Also on the ballot is Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.
Breaking Down the Election
- A lower than usual turnout is expected due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Who might benefit if that's the case? New Jersey insiders say Romney.
- What does history say about how the Garden State and how it will vote? If the last five elections are any indication, the incumbent president will come out on top.