New Jersey 6/5 Primary: At a Glance


New Jersey has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, June 5. Here you’ll find resources for voters and a quick overview of politics in the state for context. There are also a few key races noted, with the names of the Democratic candidates and links to their campaign websites.

New Jersey Voter Resources
Registration deadline:  May 15
Confirm your voter registration:
Info for overseas/military voters here
Early voting: No
Vote by Mail info here
Find your polling place here
Check ID requirements here

New Jersey Politics Quick Facts
– 1 Senator is up for re-election in 2018
– All 12 House Representatives are up for re-election
– Voted +14 for Clinton in 2016
– Current partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
Governor (D)
State Senate 25 (R) – 15 (D)
State General Assembly 54 (D) – 26 (R)

Key Races

The Democratic candidates are:

Bob Menendez – website
Lisa McCormick – website

Cook Political Report has Districts 3, 7, and 11 rated competitive, and are good opportunities for the Democrats to flip.

District 3 candidate
Andrew Kim – website

District 7 candidates
Peter Jacob – website
Gautam Jois – website
Tom Malinowski – website

District 11 candidates
Mitchell Cobert – website
Tamara Harris – website
Alison Heslin – website
Mikie Sherrill – website
Mark Washburne – website

A Final Note
There are also local government and school board elections taking place during the primary. You can enter your address at 411Vote to see a sample ballot. To learn about events featuring candidates running for office, connect with your local chapter of the New Jersey Democrats.

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