This year, the primary elections in New Jersey are happening a little differently. All voters are expected to submit a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the primary election. If you haven’t already, you have just a few more days to apply for a Mail-In ballot.
The July 7 election is the primary election for President of the United States as well as an election for United States Senator, Member of the House of Representatives, and Freeholder. If you’re unsure of who to vote for, we’ve compiled some resources for each presidential and congressional candidate. Please do your research before voting!
Please note: freeholders vary based on freeholder district. Please refer to your sample ballot or vote-by-mail ballot for the candidates in your district. If you do not have a ballot yet, you can visit Vote411 or Ballotopedia to find candidates based on your address.
While Donald Trump is running for re-election, there are two other candidates on the ballot this year:
Joe Biden is running as a Democratic candidate. He is currently the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Views on the issues: https://www.politico.com/2020-election/candidates-views-on-the-issues/joe-biden/
CNN updates and stances on the issues: https://edition.cnn.com/election/2020/candidate/biden
To clear up any confusion: while he may have suspended his campaign, he is still on the ballot for the primary election and individuals can vote for him.
Comparing the Democratic candidates
Lawrence Hamm – Democratic
On the issues: https://www.hammforsenate.org/issues
Cory Booker – Democratic
Cory Booker is the incumbent candidate for the Senate election.
On the issues: https://www.booker.senate.gov/about/issues
Hirsh Singh – Republican
On the issues: https://www.hirshsingh.com/values
Patricia Flanagan – Republican
On the issues: https://flanaganforsenate.org/point-by-point-platform
Rikin Rik Mehta – Republican
On the issues: https://rikfornj.com/issues/
Eugene T. Anagnos – Republican
Natalie Lynn Rivera – Republican
House of Representatives
Hector Oseguera – Democratic
Interview on the blog: https://www.chicpeajc.com/people/hector-oseguera-progressive-candidate-for-congress-nj-08/
On the issues: https://www.oseguera2020.com/en/issues
Albio Sires – Democratic
Albio Sires is the incumbent candidate for the House of Representatives election.
On the issues: https://sires.house.gov/issues
Will Sheehan – Democratic
On the issues: https://www.willsheehan4congress.com/all-in-for-cd8-issues