Governor: Phil Murphy
Lt. Governor: Sheila Oliver
Public Question 1 - Library Funding Bonds: Passed
Public Question 2 - Contamination Funds Allotted for Environmental Cleanup: Passed
State Senator: Sandra Cunningham
General Assembly: Angela McKnight, Nicholas Chiaravalloti
State Senator: Brian Stack
General Assembly: Annette Chaparro, Raj Mukherji
Jersey City Mayor: Steven Fulop
Hoboken Mayor: Ravinder Bhalla
Following the primaries of June 6, 2017, Phil Murphy took about 48% of the vote to become the Democratic nominee and Kim Guadagno got about 47% to become the Republican nominee (Melisurgo, 2017). They, along with several third-party candidates, will appear on the ballot in November 2017.
Flag image source: NJ State Legislature
NJ has 40 legislative districts, and each district has one State Senator and two General Assemblypeople. Each of the 120 total seats are up for election in 2017. Following the primary elections of June 6, 2017, the Republican and Democratic candidates have been chosen and will appear on your ballot in the November general election.
Who Ran: Summaries and Comparisons
There were two Republican debates and two Democratic debates for the candidates who took public funding (for whom it is a requirement) and those who did not take public funding but chose to debate anyway.
When you register to vote, you may choose to affiliate with a party at that time, or you may choose to remain unaffiliated. Unaffiliated voters may vote in general elections, but under NJ's closed primary system, only voters affiliated with a major party (Democrat or Republican) may vote in that party's primary.
If you are registered with one party and wish to change your affiliation before a primary election, you must do so 55 days before primary election day.
If you are unaffiliated and wish to declare affiliation with a party to vote in that party's primary, you can do so up to and including primary election day.