Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018 Election Deadlines for Local City Council and School Board Races

This year, local contests will be held for the First Ward and the Second & Third Ward At-large City Council seats (each with 4-year terms) and for three Plainfield Board of Education seats (each with a 3-year term). Below are the election deadlines for 2018, courtesy of the Union County Clerk's office. Nominating petitions are available in the Plainfield Municipal Clerk's office at 515 Watchung Avenue.



April

Monday, Apr 2Petition filing deadline 4 p.m. for the June Primary Election
Friday, Apr 6 – Deadline for objections to partisan candidates nominating petitions for the Primary Election
Wednesday, Apr 11– Deadline for the Determination of Petition Challenge for the Primary Election
Wednesday, Apr 11Last day to file Party Declaration Forms to change political party affiliation for the June Primary  
Friday, Apr 13 –  Ballot Position Drawing for the Primary Election at 3 p.m.  will be announced
Monday, Apr 16 – Continuing Political Action Committee 1st quarter Campaign Finance Report due in Trenton


May

Monday, May 7 – 29-Day Pre-Primary Election Campaign Finance Report due in Trenton
Tuesday, May 15 – Last day to register to vote for the June Primary Election
Tuesday, May 22 – Deadline for filing of appointments or applications for Challengers with the Union County Board of Elections for the Primary Election
Friday, May 25 – 11-Day Pre-Primary Election Campaign Finance Report due in Trenton
Tuesday, May 29Last day to apply by mail for a Mail-In Ballot for the Primary Election


June

Friday, June 1 – Challenge to Mail-In Ballots for the Primary Election at the Board of Elections
Saturday, June 2Special opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. of the County Clerk Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield to apply for a Mail-In Ballot for the Primary Election
Monday, June 4Last day to apply in person for a Mail-In Ballot before 3 p.m. in the County Clerk Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield
Tuesday, June 5 Primary Election Day:  Polls are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5Petition filing deadline for Independent candidates for the General Election at 4 p.m.
Monday, June 11 – Deadline for objections to Independent candidates nominating petitions for the General Election
Thursday, June 14 – Deadline for Determination of Petition Challenge for Independent petitions for the General Election
Wednesday, June 20 – Deadline for Recount of the Primary Election; application to be made with Judge of Superior Court
Monday, June 25 – 20-Day Post Primary Election Campaign Finance Report due in Trenton


July

Monday, July 16 – Continuing Political Action Committee 2nd quarter Campaign Finance Report due in Trenton
Monday, July 30Petition filing deadline 4 p.m. for the November School Board Election


August

Friday, Aug 3 –  Deadline for objections to School Board candidates nominating petitions
Thursday, Aug 9 – Deadline for Determination of Petition Challenge for School Board petitions
Monday, Aug 13 – General Election and School Board Election Ballot Position Drawing at 3 p.m.
Friday,  Aug 17 – Last day for a Municipal and/or County Governing Body to approve a proposition to appear on the  General Election Ballot 
Tuesday, Aug 28 – Last day for an Independent candidate and School Board candidate to withdraw from the General Election Ballot (If a candidate withdraws by this date a new nominating petition naming a replacement candidate can be filed see September 4th deadline)    
Friday, Aug 31 – Last day for voters of a municipality to place a proposition on the General Election Ballot


September

Tuesday, Sept 4 – Petition filing deadline for a new Nomination Petition to fill a vacancy for an Independent candidate and School Board candidate for the General Election
Friday, Sept 7 – Deadline for School Board candidate to withdraw (This is the last possible date a School Board candidate can withdraw without being able to file a replacement candidate)
Tuesday, Sept 11 – Last day for a candidate nominated in the Primary Election to withdraw from the General Election                                                                                                              
Thursday, Sept 13 – Last day to fill a vacancy of Primary Election nominees     
       

October

Tuesday, Oct 9 – 29-Day Pre-General Election and Pre-School Board Election Campaign Finance Report due in Trenton
Monday, Oct 15 – Continuing Political Action Committee 3rd quarter Campaign Finance Report due in Trenton
Tuesday, Oct 16Last day to register to vote for the General Election
Tuesday, Oct 23 – Deadline for filing of appointments or applications for Challengers with the Union County Board of Elections for the General Election and School Board Election
Friday, Oct 26  – 11-Day Pre-General Election and Pre-School Board Election Campaign Finance Report due in Trenton
Tuesday, Oct 30Last day to apply by mail for a Mail-In Ballot for the General Election


November

Friday, Nov 2 – Challenge to Mail-In Ballots for the General Election, School Board Election at the Board of Elections
Saturday, Nov 3Special opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. of the County Clerk Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield to apply for a  Mail-In Ballot for the General Election
Monday, Nov 5 –  Last day to apply in person for a Mail-In Ballot before 3 p.m. in the County Clerk Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield

Tuesday, Nov 6General Election Day:  Polls are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov 21 – Deadline for Recount of the General Election and School Board Election application to be made with Judge of Superior Court
Monday, Nov 26 – 20-Day Post General Election and Post School Board Election Campaign Finance Report due in Trenton


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Receive a Free 2018 Election Calendar

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has made the 2018 County Clerk Calendar available free upon request for New Jersey residents. Click on the link below to fill out the online request form. Requests will be mailed out by the next business day. For voter information for the 2018 election cycles, click on the link at right to see the calendar of upcoming election dates.



http://ucnj.org/county-clerk/2018-calendar-request-form/ 


Coming Soon: LWV-Plainfield 2020

The League of Women Voters of Plainfield will be celebrating its centennial in May of 2020. Stay tuned for more information as we undertake to observe the 100th year of our local league, one of the oldest active leagues in the nation!

Pre-1920s March for Suffrage, Courtesy The League of Women Voters (National)

2018 Meeting Schedule

Please Note: The League of Women Voters of Plainfield meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Plainfield Public Library.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Plainfield Election Results - November 7, 2017

The League of Women Voters of Plainfield would like to congratulate all the winners of yesterday's election, and would also like to thank ALL the candidates, whose commitment to public service has earned them the respect of our citizenry. Below are the unofficial results for the City of Plainfield, municipal and school board, from the Union County Clerk's office. Click on the photo to enlarge. Click on the link to see the statewide and county election results. The deadline for the County Clerk to transmit the Official General Election Results to the Secretary of State is November 16.








Wednesday, November 1, 2017

AGENDA FOR CANDIDATE FORUM TONIGHT

Please come out to the League of Women Voters of Plainfield Candidate Forum, which is being held this evening at Emerson Community School at 6:30 PM. Please click on the "Candid Forum Rules" page for our guidelines, as well as for clarification regarding Write-In Candidates. Below you will find the agenda and guidelines for this evening's forum.
 
 AGENDA & GUIDELINES

1. Welcome and pledge of allegiance by League member.
2. Introduction of forum moderator Marlene Sincaglia.
3.  Explanation of format and introduction of candidates by moderator. Moderator will determine order of statements.
·         William Contreras
·         Cameron Cox
·         Terence Johnson
·         Tera Phipps
·         Timothy A. Priano
·         Dr. Avania Richardson-Miller
·         Harry M. Watson, Jr.

4. Opening statements of candidates—1 ½ minutes for each opening statement.
5. Written questions from cards submitted by the audience until 15 minutes before forum’s end.
  •          The candidate to whom the question is addressed will have 1 ½ minutes to answer the question.
  •          A rebuttal of 1 minute from the opposing candidates will be allowed but not required.
6. General Rules regarding questions:
  •         A candidate may refuse to answer a question, but in that instance the other candidate may answer, if they desire.
  •         Questions must follow the League policy of being concerned with issues, not personalities. All others will be ruled out of order by the Moderator.
  •         A timekeeper shall sit in full view of the candidates to indicate that the time is finished.  A sentence may be completed, but under no circumstances will a speaker be allowed to extend the specific time.
 7. Each candidate will have 1 ½ minutes for closing statements. The candidates will speak in reverse order of opening statements.
8. Closing Words by League Member – Vacate building.