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School Elections Today For Some Districts

It’s election day in some New Jersey communities — but not as many as in years past.

Stacy Proebstle/Townsquare Media NJ

Voters in 73 school districts go to the polls Tuesday to decide school budgets and elect school board members.

Lakewood is the only Ocean County district voting today while Marlboro and Neptune City are the only Monmouth County districts going to the polls.

The annual April school election, though, is quickly becoming a relic of the past.

 

 

Under a new state law, districts can avoid an up-or-down public vote on their spending plans by moving their elections to November. More than 400 districts have already made the change.

Poll hours vary by district in the places where the elections are still being held.

 

New Jersey Districts Conducting School Elections on April 17

 

Source: NJ School Boards Association

County Number of April School Elections Names of Districts
Atlantic 2 Atlantic City, Hammonton
Bergen 20 Cliffside Park, Closter, East Rutherford, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fairview, Garfield, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Lodi, Midland Park, Norwood, Oakland, Palisades Park, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Rutherford, South Hackensack, Wood-Ridge
Burlington 0 – 

 

Camden 1 Haddon Heights
Cape May 0
Cumberland 1 Bridgeton
Essex 6 Bloomfield, Belleville, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Newark*, South Orange/Maplewood*
Gloucester 5 Delsea Regional, Franklin, Greenwich, Paulsboro, Monroe
Hudson 4 Jersey City, North Bergen, Secaucus, Weehawken
Hunterdon 1 Readington
Mercer 4 Hopewell Valley Regional, Lawrence, Princeton, West Windsor-Plainsboro
Middlesex 4 Cranbury, Edison, Metuchen, Sayreville
Monmouth 2 Marlboro, Neptune Township
Morris 8 Chatham, Hanover Township, Mendham Township, Morris School District, Mountain Lakes, Pequannock, Riverdale, Rockaway Borough
Ocean 1 Lakewood
Passaic 8 Haledon, Hawthorne, North Haledon, Passaic, Passaic County Manchester Regional, Paterson*, Totowa, West Milford
Salem 1 Salem City
Somerset 2 Hillsborough, Montgomery
Sussex 1 Fredon
Union 0 -
Warren 2 Allamuchy, Greenwich
Total 73

* Of the school districts eligible to move their elections to November, 70 school districts retained April elections, where voters will select candidates to serve on the school board and decide their district’s base budget. Three additional districts – Newark, Paterson and South Orange/Maplewood – will conduct board member elections on April 17, but do not place their proposed budgets on the ballot.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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