Early voting for the November 7th elections starts tomorrow in New Jersey: Here all 18 locations available in Hudson County.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
As far as the partisan races in the general election go, the ballot is relatively quiet, unless you live in Kearny: Acting Mayor Peter Santana defends his seat against Republican Sydney Ferreira and Council President Carol Jean Doyle, who is running as an independent.
With longtime Mayor Al Santos resigning after getting confirmed for a Hudson County Superior Court judgeship in June, Kearny is having a special election this year and next year since Santos’ term runs through the end of 2025.
In the 31st Legislative District, which includes Kearny, Bayonne, and parts of Jersey City, the team backed by the Hudson County Democratic Organization, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, the nominee for state Senate, Assemblyman Will Sampson, and nominee Barbara Stamato are favored.
However, they have opposition in Republican state Senate nominee Luis Soto and GOP Assembly nominee Angelique Diaz, as well as two Democrats running as independents: Bayonne Board of Education Mary Jane Desmond and Jersey City Board of Education Vice President Noemi Velazquez.
Otherwise, the vast majority of the state and county seats are uncontested.
The most heavily anticipated municipal races will be in Hoboken, where all six ward council seats are up for grabs. Mayor Ravi Bhalla has endorsed candidates in Wards 1, 2, 5, and 6 and 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco is the only incumbent not seeking re-election.
The board of education races in Jersey City and Kearny will likely be the most competitive, with nine and eight candidates running, respectively, and both contests featuring two slates, with Kearny being a head-to-head.
Early voting takes place from Saturday, October 28th through Sunday, November 5th.
Monday through Saturday, polling locations are open from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m., with hours from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Sundays.
The early voting locations are as follows:
City Hall, 630 Avenue C
Galaxy Tower Hall, 7000 Boulevard East
Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington St. 1st Floor Conference Room (Newark Street Entrance)
Jersey City Hall, 280 Grove St. Ground Floor Caucus Room
Pershing Field Community Center, 816 Summit Ave.
Moose Lodge, 60 West Side Ave.
Hank Gallo Community Center, 175 Lincoln Park
Town Hall, 402 Kearny Ave., 1st Floor Records Room
Mobile trailer, 610 New York Ave.
Mobile trailer, 800 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (8th Street Entrance)
Mobile trailer, 1601 New York Ave.
Mobile trailer, 28th Street and New York Avenue
Mobile trailer, 43rd Street and Bergenline Avenue
Mobile trailer, 47th Street and Palisade Avenue
Mobile trailer, 4912 Bergenline Ave.
West New York
Otis Senior Building, 5800 Jefferson St.
Kennedy Towers, 430 62nd St.
Mobile trailer, 52nd Street Between Park & Broadway