2014 Jersey City’s General Election — Many Reasons To Get Out And Vote

Tomorrow is Election Day! While the Presidential election is still two years away, this year’s General Election for Jersey City residents has US Senate and House of Representatives for 8th and 10th Congressional Districts seats, three Board of Education positions and the Hudson County Surrogate and Freeholders for Districts 1-5 and 8. There are also two proposed amendments to the state’s constitution. There is more than enough reason to get out and vote.

This year’s candidates for US Senate and House of Representatives for 8th and 10th Congressional Districts include:

US Senate

Joseph Baratelli
Libertarian Party

Jeff Bell
Republican

Cory Booker
Democratic
Incumbent

Jeff Boss
NSA Did 911

Eugene Martin Lavergne 
D-R Party

Antonio N. Sabas
We Need More

Hank Schroeder
Economic Growth

NJ Congressional 8th District

Jude Anthony Tiscornia
Republican

Albio Sires
Democratic
Incumbent

Herbert H. Shaw
Politicians are Crooks

Robert Thorne
911 Truth Needed

Pablo Olivera
Wake Up USA

NJ 10th Congressional District

Dark Angel
Future. Vision.

Yolanda Dently
Republican

Donald M. Payne Jr.
Democratic
Incumbent

Gwendolyn A. Franklin
Bullying Breaks Hearts

Along with the US Senate and US 8th and 10th Congressional District seats, the following two proposed amendments to the New Jersey State Constitution are up for public vote:

Public Question #1 – Constitutional Amendment to Allow A Court To Order Pretrial Detention of a Person in a Criminal Case.

Do you approve amending the Constitution to allow a court to order pretrial detention of a person in a criminal case? This would change the current constitutional right to bail.

Public Question #2 – Constitutional Amendment Dedicating State Funds for Open Space, Farmland, and Historic Preservation, and Changing Existing Dedication for Water Programs, Underground Storage Tanks, and Hazardous Site Cleanups.

Do you approve amending the Constitution to dedicate certain revenues each year for environmental programs? The amendment would ensure stable funding for some of the State’s environmental programs.

To find your polling place, check out the New Jersey Voter Information System and for more information on voting in Hudson County, visit the Hudson County Clerk’s website. Frequently asked voter questions and answers can be found here. If you are experiencing problems voting or have other issues the state election hotline is 1-877-NJVOTER or check the NJ Voters’ Bill of Rights. And remember to get out and vote tomorrow, Nov 4, from 6 am to 8 pm.

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Jim DeAngelis

is a former Web Editor for Jersey City Independent. He is a publishing and media professional with more than 20 years of experience. Jim is also the co-chair to Jersey City Writers -- a writers' collective in Jersey City.