Election Day: Everything You Need to Know

Here's all the info you need to vote in Westwood, Hillsdale or Washington Township.

Tuesday is Election Day, and voters will be picking the country's president, as well as state, county and local officials.

Some area polling locations have changed. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.


In Hillsdale, four of the six seats on the borough council are on the ballot. This includes two three-year terms and two unexpired terms for one year and two years, respectively. A total of nine candidates — four Republican incumbents, four Democrats and an independent — are seeking the seats.

Two members of the Hillsdale Board of Education are also seeking re-election. They are running unopposed.


Westwood voters will be filling two seats on their council. Four candidates — two Republicans, including one incumbent, and two Democrats are in the race.

There are also three candidates for two seats from Westwood on the Westwood Regional Board of Education.

Washington Township

An incumbent holding a seat from Washington Township is running unopposed to keep his seat on the school board.

Bergen County

Two seats on the Bergen County Board of Freeholders are up for vote.

New Jersey

New Jersey voters will be deciding two questions — one on funding for colleges and one on a law requiring judges to contribute to their benefits — on their ballots Tuesday.

They will also be voting on a senator. Incumbent Democrat Robert Menendez is running against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos.

The state as a whole has traditionally favored Democrats over the past several presidential elections.

State political insiders polled by Patch are expecting voter turnout to be down because of ongoing power outages from Hurricane Sandy. Local officials have said final results will likely not be available for several days after the election as mail-in and provisional ballots are counted.

The NJ News Commons has set up a hotline for voters who experience problems at the polls.

Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.Leggate@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.


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