Mercer County executive calls for changes in wake of election day ballot debacle

Mercer County executive calls for changes in wake of election day ballot debacle

Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, who is up for reelection next year, issued a press release on Saturday morning calling for a review of what went wrong during the general election on Nov. 8 and an overhaul of the elections process in the county. Voters across the county could not scan their ballots on election…

Incumbents widen lead in Princeton school board race (updated 3:15 p.m.)
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Incumbents widen lead in Princeton school board race (updated 3:15 p.m.)

Election results in Mercer County have not been finalized, but it appears that the three incumbents running for the school board in Princeton will all be serving another three-year term. Some votes are still being counted, but it would be almost impossible for challengers to win enough votes to pull ahead given the current gap….

Bipartisan board of elections commission to scan Mercer County ballots Tuesday night

Bipartisan board of elections commission to scan Mercer County ballots Tuesday night

Early voting results, half of the vote-by-mail results, and some of the in-person paper ballot results will be counted and posted Tuesday night for elections in Mercer County, officials said. The polls closed at 8 p.m. in New Jersey. Poll workers reported a steady turnout in Princeton on Tuesday afternoon, even though the local council…

Back to the ballot box: Electronic voting scanners down across Mercer County

Back to the ballot box: Electronic voting scanners down across Mercer County

Your vote will still be counted if you vote in Mercer County today. But you will need to place your ballot in a slot instead of scanning it. The electronic voting scanners are down across the county. “No voter should walk away. They can vote manually. No one will be disenfranchised and we are working on…

Democracy Day: 10 tips to a civil conversation—and actually changing someone’s mind

Democracy Day: 10 tips to a civil conversation—and actually changing someone’s mind

Family get-togethers can be contentious, especially when dinner time turns into a free-for-all debate with your crazy uncle. What was once a civil conversation can rapidly escalate into a heated debate unless you avoid “explosive topics” like current political, social, and religious issues. But our democracy was founded on our ability to have productive debates…

Fifth candidate enters N.J. District 16 Assembly race

Fifth candidate enters N.J. District 16 Assembly race

Princeton resident Faris Zwirahn announced Monday night that he has entered the Democratic primary race for the New Jersey Assembly for the 16th District, which includes Princeton, South Brunswick, and portions of Somerset and Hunterdon counties. Zwirahn, a Princeton resident, is a local activist, teacher, and scholar. A first-generation college graduate who grew up on…

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