Village Green aims to cover all local elections as fairly and completely as possible. General election day is November 2, 2021. Find out more about voter registration here.
Locally, two seats are up on the Maplewood Township Committee. Incumbent Nancy Adams is running with newcomer Jamaine Cripe. Adams and Cripe captured the Democratic nomination in the June primary, after being endorsed by the Maplewood Democratic Committee. No Republican or other candidate has filed to run. Read about Adams and Cripe here.
There will be referendum on the ballot regarding artificial turf at DeHart Park. Read about it here.
South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education
Five candidates are vying for three seats on the 9-member South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education on November 2, 2021: Shannon Cuttle (incumbent), William Rodriguez, Qawi Telesford, Arun Vadlamani and Kaitlin Wittleder. Terms are for three years.
Thus far, three candidates forums are tentatively scheduled (please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of another forum):
- Oct 11, League of Women Voters (virtual; info TBA)
- Oct 20, 7:30 p.m., Hilton Neighborhood Association, Zoom link available at the FB page before the event.
Oct 26, 7:30 p.m. South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race (virtual: register here)
Also on the ballot:
- Governor of New Jersey: Incumbent Phil Murphy (D), Jack Ciattarelli (R), Madelyn Hoffman (G), Gregg Mele (L), and Joanne Kuniansky (Socialist Workers Party)
- Lt. Governor: Sheila Oliver (D), iane Allen (R), Heather Warburton (G), Eveline H. Brownstein (L), Vivian Sahner (Socialist Workers Party)
- State House District 27: Incumbents Mila Jasey and John McKeon (D), Kevin Ryan and Jonathan Sym (R)
- State Senate District 27: Incumbent Richard Codey (D), Adam Kraemer (R)
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