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New Jersey 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

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  • Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Gambling & Lotteries

    Public Question 1: Casino Expansion Amendment

    Permits casino gambling in two additional counties in this State? At present, casino gambling is allowed only in Atlantic City in Atlantic County. Only one casino in each of the two counties would be permitted. Each casino is to be located in a town that is at least 72 miles from Atlantic City. The amendment would allow certain persons to apply first for a casino license.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes661,00422.5 %
    No2,277,80777.5 %
    Tax & Revenue | Transportation

    Public Question 2: Gas Tax Dedicated to Transportation Funding Amendment

    Provides that an additional three cents of the current motor fuels tax on diesel fuel, which is not dedicated for transportation purposes, be dedicated to the Transportation Trust Fund. In doing so, the entire State tax on diesel fuel would be used for transportation purposes. The entire State tax on gasoline is currently dedicated to the Transportation Trust Fund and used for transportation purposes. The amendment would also provide that all of the revenue from the current State tax on petroleum products gross receipts be dedicated to the Transportation Trust Fund. In doing so, the entire State tax on petroleum products gross receipts would be used for transportation purposes. This amendment does not change the current tax on motor fuels or petroleum products gross receipts.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes1,556,70854.0 %
    No1,325,90246.0 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    US House - Voters will elect 12 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 12 congressional districts.
    Local Government
    School board - Seventeen of the 22 New Jersey school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment have elections for 50 seats in 2016.
    Municipal - Of these 46 cities with elections this year, 25 are holding elections for both mayor and city council. Twenty are holding elections just for their city council and one is holding elections only for mayor.
    Candidates
    New Jersey Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? No

    New Jersey state law does not appear to require write-in candidates to file any special paperwork in advance of an election

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    New Jersey Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(80)
    (52)(28)
    State Senators(40)
    (24)(16)
    US Representatives(12)
    (7)(5)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    June 6, 2017
    New Jersey : Primary Election Day
    November 7, 2017
    New Jersey : General Election day
    November 6, 2018
    New Jersey : General election Day