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Election Results May Be Delayed

By The Montgomery News reporting staff | Posted November 8, 2022 - updated at 1 pm

When will the election results be ready?

The following races are expected to be close: The Montgomery School Board race and Full Day K referendum, and the Rocky Hill mayoral race. Voter turn out is expected to be high in all races, with much at stake in county, state, and national elections in terms of party control. Depending on voter turnout locally, the Montgomery Township Committee race could also be close.

Because of early voting and vote by mail, results for close races could be delayed as late as November 26.

On the ballot are local offices, a county commissioner position, the county clerk, the sheriff, and the 7th and 12th Congressional districts (full list of candidates here). Eligible voters may cast the vote via mail, early voting, or at the polls.

Why could it take until November 26 to know the final results of a close race?

November 14 – Last Day Mail-In Ballots Accepted

Mail-in ballots sent through the United States post office that are postmarked by 8 pm on November 8 and are received by November 14 will be accepted. Ballots received after this time will not be considered. Mail in ballots must be postmarked, placed in a ballot drop box, or delivered to the Board of Elections by 8 pm tonight to be counted. Voters must be in line by 8 pm at polling places, which will remain open to accommodate these voters until they have completed casing their ballots.

November 26 – Final Certification of Votes

Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter must certify the combined results of mail-in ballots, early voting, and in-person election day voting to the New Jersey Secretary of State by this date.

According the the US Census, Montgomery Township had a population of 23,690 in April 2020. About 56 percent of the population identified as White, about 39 percent identified as Asian, six percent as Latino, and three percent as Black. The remember said they were mixed race or Native American.

Political Demographics in the Township

Demographics in Montgomery Township had shifted to the Democratic Party about five years ago. Currently, all five township committee members, including the mayor, are Democrat. For the last five years, Montgomery voters also leaned Democratic in their selection of county commissioners, state senator, state assembly representatives, and governor.

However, one should not assume that Montgomery voters overwhelmingly are Democrats. A significant number identify as Republicans or Independents. Conservative Republicans, in particular, have been campaigning heavily in the areas of school board, township committee, county commission, and right on up to the national level in supporting Donald Trump for a second term as president.

Number of registered voters in Montgomery Township

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 14,253 registered voters in Montgomery Township:

  • 3,884 (27.3 percent) were registered as Democrats.

  • 3,297 (23 percent) were registered as Republicans.

  • 7,068 (49.6 percent) were registered as Unaffiliated.

By 2022, Montgomery Township had about 16,138 registered voters. The number of voters registered as Democrats increased dramatically:

  • 6,108 (37.8 percent) were registered as Democrats.

  • 3,268 (20.3 percent) were registered as Republicans.

  • 6,762 (41.9 percent) were registered as Unaffiliated.

Montgomery Democratic Party Chairperson Paul Blodgett explained: "We're doing a good job. The township has grown, and we have pushed voter registration, early voting, and vote by mail. We have also been working with high school students as they become eligible to vote."

"Overall, I think the key is our message of positivity," he said. "We are an inclusive party."

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Polling Locations

Polls in Montgomery Township and Rocky Hill are open for in-person voting today (November 8) from 6 am to 8 pm. Find your poll location.

Rocky Hill Borough - Rebecca Newman, Clerk, P.O. Box 188, Rocky Hill • 609-924-7445

  • Borough Hall, 15 Montgomery Avenue

Montgomery Township - Donna Kukla, Township Clerk, 2261 Van Horne Road (Rt 206), P.O. Box 1, Belle Mead • 908-359-8211

  • Central Jersey Masonic Center, 345 Kingston-River Road, Princeton (Districts 1, 13)

  • Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 2, 529 County Route 518, Skillman, Districts 2, 14)

  • Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Road, Skillman (Districts 3, 15)

  • Princeton BPO Elks 2129, 354 Route 518, Skillman (Districts 4, 16, 19)

  • Montgomery Evangelical Free Church, 246 Griggstown Road, Belle Mead (Districts 5, 6, 9, 11, 12)

  • Pike Run Recreation Center, 1 Pike Run Road, Belle Mead (Districts 7, 10, 17)

  • Montgomery EMS, 8 Harlingen Road, Belle Mead (District 8)

  • Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Spring Road, Skillman (District 18)


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