Jefferson Election Day 2012

The candidates and issues that will be affecting the area and Morris County.

As we head into November’s elections, Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race. Bookmark this page for updates.

Voting Info

  • Sample Ballot: To see your sample ballot and find information about candidates, go to this website.
  • Polling locations: Click here for polling locations in Jefferson.


  • Jefferson Township Council: Republicans Richard Yocum, Robert Birmingham and Jay Dunham will run unopposed in this election. Yocum is currently the council president.
  • Jefferson Township Board of Education: Incumbents Melissa Senatore, Michael Stewart, and Jill VanNess will run unopposed. There is also a one-year unexpired term that needs to be filled after a board member resigned last month. A write-in candidate will be selected by voters for this term
  • Morris County Freeholders: Three regular-term seats are up for election, with Democrats Wasim Kahn, Toshiba Foster and Joy Singh taking on GOP candidates John Cesaro, John Krickus and David Scapicchio. Republican Hank Lyon will face Democrat Truscha Quatrone for an unexpired term.
  • 26th District New Jersey Assembly: Republican Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce, who is currently filling the unexpired term husband of her late husband Alex DeCroce, who died in January, will face Democrat Joseph Raich, of Parsippany, to fill the second year of the term.
  • 11th Congressional District: Longtime Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, who also had no opponents in the primary. 
  • U.S. Senate: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D), the junior United States Senator from New Jersey who was first appointed in 2006 to fill Jon Corzine's seat, takes on Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos, who easily defeated three opponents in the primary.
  • U.S. President: President Barack Obama will presumptively face former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a campaign that has already focused heavily on the economy and job growth.

Stay with Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 9 p.m.

Breaking Down the Election

  • A lower than usual turnout is expected due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Who might benefit if that's the case? New Jersey insiders say Romney.
  • What does history say about how the Garden State and how it will vote? If the last five elections are any indication, the incumbent president will come out on top.


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