Who’s on the ballot, and where to vote, on Nov. 7 in Greater Morristown

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Greater Morristown voters will have plenty of buttons to push when they enter the voting booth on Tuesday.

VoteStateLeagueThe gubernatorial race pits Democrat Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver, his running mate for lieutenant governor, against the GOP ticket of Kim Guadagno and Carlos Rendo.

Murphy is a retired Goldman Sachs executive and former U.S. ambassador to Germany. Guadagno has served as lieutenant governor for the last eight years.

See local takes on the gubernatorial race in our Voting Block series.

Also running for Governor/Lt. Governor:  Vincent Ross/April Johnson (We the People), Matthew Ricciardi (Constitution Party), Peter Rohrman / Karese Laguerre (Libertarian Party), Gina Genovese (Reduce Property Taxes) and Seth Kaper-Dale / Lisa Durden (Green Party).

Read more about the third-party candidates.

In the 25th legislative district, state Senator Anthony Bucco, a Republican, faces a challenge from Democrat Lisa Bhimani for a four-year seat.

Assemblymen Anthony M. Bucco and Michael Patrick Carroll, both Republicans, are being challenged by Democrats Thomas Moran and Richard Corcoran. Terms are two years.

The race for Morris County freeholder pits Republican Heather Darling against Democrat Rozella Clyde.

In Morristown, Mayor Tim Dougherty, a Democrat, seeks a third term. Republican Councilwoman Alison Deeb has other ideas about that. Here is our coverage of the recent mayoral forum, with video.

Mayoral candidates Alison Deeb (GOP, council) and Tim Dougherty (Dem., incumbent), Oct. 25, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Mayoral candidates Alison Deeb (GOP, council) and Tim Dougherty (Dem., incumbent), Oct. 25, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Three at-large council seats –all four-year terms–also are at stake in Morristown.  The Democratic slate consists of incumbents Toshiba Foster and Michael Elms and newcomer David Silva. They are opposed by Republicans James Sullivan Jr., William Needham III and Celeste Kaitsa.  Here’s our coverage of the council candidates forum, with video.

From left: Candidates Celeste Kaitsa (GOP), Michael Elms (Dem, Incumbent), Toshiba Foster (Dem, Inc.), James Sullivan (GOP), William Needham III (GOP) and David Silva (Dem.), at LWV Morristown council forum, Oct. 25, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
From left: Candidates Celeste Kaitsa (GOP), Michael Elms (Dem, Incumbent), Toshiba Foster (Dem, Inc.), James Sullivan (GOP), William Needham III (GOP) and David Silva (Dem.), at LWV Morristown council forum, Oct. 25, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

And here is where to vote in Morristown. Polls are open statewide from 6 am to 8 pm.

In Morris Township, two three-year committee seats are being contested. Republican Committeewoman Louise Johnson and running mate Nicole Saphier are being challenged by Democrats Cathy Wilson and John Arvanites.  Here is our coverage of their candidates forum, with video.

From left: John Arvanites (Dem), Louise Johnson (GOP), Nicole Saphier (GOP) and Cathy Wilson (Dem) at Morris Township LWV candidates forum, Oct. 23, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
From left: John Arvanites (Dem), Louise Johnson (GOP), Nicole Saphier (GOP) and Cathy Wilson (Dem) at Morris Township LWV candidates forum, Oct. 23, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

And this is where to vote in Morris Township.

Morristown and Morris Township voters also have contested races for the Morris District school board.

On the Morristown side, three people are vying for two three-year seats: Incumbents Lisa Pollak and Teresa Murphy face a challenge by Meredith Davidson.

In the Township, Board President Leonard Posey faces a challenge from Kenneth Sharperson.  See our coverage, with video, here.

League of Women Voters candidates forum, Morris School District, Oct. 17, 2017. From L: Meredith Davidson, Teresa Murphy, Lisa Pollak, Leonard Posey, Kenneth Sharperson. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
League of Women Voters candidates forum, Morris School District, Oct. 17, 2017. From L: Meredith Davidson, Teresa Murphy, Lisa Pollak, Leonard Posey, Kenneth Sharperson. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Two public questions also are on the ballot.

Question 1 asks voters to authorize a $125 million bond sale to “build, equip and expand” public libraries.

Question 2 asks voters to approve a constitutional amendment to dedicate all funds collected from environmental polluters exclusively to “repair, restore, replace or preserve” the state’s natural resources.

Read more about these questions here. And check back with Morristown Green for election results:

MG COVERAGE OF THE 2017 ELECTION

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