NJ Pen 2017 Election Day Voter Pocket Guide


Your handy breakdown of the state, county, and local races for the November 7 elections.

By Matt Skoufalos

Not since Jon Corzine and Doug Forrester squared off in the 2005 gubernatorial election have New Jersey voters had the choice among two non-incumbent candidates for governor.

There are no national seats up for grabs until next year’s midterm elections, which means that the biggest questions for voters on November 7 all revolve around local, county, and state offices.

In addition to selecting a new governor, New Jersey voters will also decide a pair of ballot referenda and elect their state senators, assembly members, local government, and school board officials.

Gubernatorial Race

On Tuesday, voters will elect a replacement for the outgoing Chris Christie from among seven balloted candidates.

NJ 2017 Gubernatorial Candidates. From left, descending: Phil Murphy, Kim Guadagno, Pete Rohrman, Matt Riccardi, Gina Genovese, Seth Kaper-Dale, and Vincent Ross.

State Senate Race

Fifth and Sixth District Senate Candidates. From left: Jim Beach, Robert Shapiro, Nilsa Cruz-Perez, Keith A. Walker, and Mohammad Kabir.

In the Sixth Legislative District, Democratic incumbent Jim Beach faces Republican challenger Robert Shapiro.

In the Fifth Legislative District, Democrat Nilsa Cruz-Perez, who in 2014 was appointed to fill the state senate seat vacated by U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross, faces Republican Keith A. Walker and Mohammad Kabir of Bellmawr, who is running under the slogan “Challenge Promise Fix.”





State Assembly Race

Fifth Legislative District Assembly Candidates. From left: Pat Egan Jones, Kevin Ehret, Arthur Barclay, Teresa Gordon.

In the Fifth Legislative District, incumbent Democrats Patricia Egan Jones and Arthur Barclay face Republican challengers Kevin Ehret and Teresa Gordon.









Sixth District Assembly Candidates. Clockwise, from left: Pamela Lampitt, Winston Extavour, Lou Greenwald, David C. Moy.

In the Sixth Legislative District, incumbent Democrats Pamela Lampitt and Louis Greenwald face Republican challengers Winston Extavour and David C. Moy and Monica Sohler of the American Solidarity Party.








Camden County Freeholder Race

2017 Camden County Freeholder Candidates. From left: Lou Cappelli, Keith Cybulski, Jonathan Young, and Nicole Nance.

Two seats are up for grabs on the Camden County freeholder board, with incumbents Lou Cappelli and Jonathan Young on the Democratic ticket against Republican hopefuls Keith Cybulski and Nicole Nance.








Local Races

School Board Races

For detailed information on each of the local board of education races in our coverage area, click on a town name for our candidate biographies.

Ballot Questions

New Jersey voters will also weigh in on a pair of ballot questions Tuesday.

The first, the “New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act” would borrow $125 million to provide grants “to build, equip, and expand public libraries to increase capacity and serve the public.” Read our coverage of the library bond issue here.

The second question would amend the state constitution to dedicate all money collected from environmental contamination cases to “repair, restore, replace, or preserve the State’s natural resources” or to paying costs incurred by the state in pursuing environmental cases. Read an interpretation of the issue by the League of Women Voters here.

Voter Information

Scroll down for links to your local sample ballot and a list of polling places, which are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. statewide on Tuesday, November 7.


Local Polling Place Finder and Sample Ballots


Audubon Park

Cherry Hill


Haddon Heights


Haddon Township




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