On Tuesday, Nov. 7, New Jersey voters will head to the polls to cast their ballot in state and local elections. From state and county races to mayoral and school board elections, we wanted to make it easy for our readers to find out who is running in their town and where the candidates stand on local issues.

We tracked down the candidates for individual stories about each election and organized them below.

State senate, assembly and county races

Mercer County voters in the 14th and 15th Legislative Districts can vote in state senate, assembly and county races on Tuesday. We compiled background information on all the candidates, which can be found here.

Ewing Township

Five candidates are running for two open seats on the Ewing Township School Board. We asked each candidate to tell us about themselves and why they’re the best person for the job.

Hamilton Township

A staggering 13 candidates are running for just three open seats on the Hamilton Township Board of Education. We profiled each candidate and asked them questions about the referendum, redistricting, charter schools and other local issues.

Six candidates are running for three seats on Hamilton Township Council. We asked them about their plans to improve Hamilton.


Two seats on the Hopewell Township Committee will be contested on Nov. 7, with two township Democrats running against two township Republicans.

Four candidates, including two incumbents, are running for seats on the Hopewell Valley Regional School District Board of Education.


Five candidates are up for three seats on the Lawrence Township Board of Education. We asked them a series of questions about their plans for the school district.

Three candidates are up for two spots on the Lawrence Township Council. Challenger Robert Pluta is taking on two incumbents, Jim Kownacki and Christopher Bobbitt.


Robbinsville is packed with local elections this month. The race for Robbinsville mayor pits two familiar faces against each other. Incumbent Dave Fried is running against Sonja Walter.

There are four candidates running for two seats on Robbinsville Township Council, and four seats on the Robbinsville Board of Education are up for grabs this month.

West Windsor and Plainsboro

Three candidates are running for mayor of West Windsor to fill the seat being vacated by Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh, who decided to retire from public office this year.

West Windsor also has a council race this year, with four candidates running to fill two open seats.

The West Windsor and Plainsboro School District has multiple seats up for grabs. Three candidates are running for one open Plainsboro seat on the school board, while in West Windsor, five candidates are running for two open seats on the board.

How can you be an informed voter?

How does someone start delving into federal, state, county and local politics? We asked the experts for tips on how to be an informed voter.