Both Verona and Cedar Grove townships are ready to handle elections tomorrow despite losing power for days after Hurricane Sandy.
With the exception of the F.N. Brown School, all Verona polling areas will be open for voters.
“District Seven voters who normally vote at F.N. Brown are to vote at Verona High School, 151 Fairview Ave.,” police said.
Verona will be voting for Board of Education candidates, who are running unopposed. A question will also be posed to voters on whether kindergarteners should have full school days.
Currently, kindergarteners attend school until 12:30 p.m. in a three-quarters day session.
“There have been some concerned parents that want to go to a full day and we agreed that if voters support it, then we would be happy to have it,” said Superintendent Steven Forte
All Cedar Grove polling stations will be up and running for the election.
“Everything is open,” said municipal clerk Kathleen Stutz.
Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., she said.
Cedar Grove residents will be voting for Board of Education candidates, also running unopposed.
Cedar Grove polling locations are:
- District 1, United Presbyterian Church, 155 Commerce Road.
- District 2, North End Fire Co. #2, 170 E. Lindsley Road.
- District 3, Memorial Middle School, 500 Ridge Road.
- District 4, Cedar Grove High School, 90 Rugby Road.
- District 5, Cedar Grove High School, 90 Rugby Road.
- District 6, Leonard R. Parks School, 520 Pompton Ave.
- District 7, Ambulance and Rescue Squad, 651 Pompton Ave.
- District 8, North End School, 122 Stevens Ave.
- District 9, South End School, 116 Harper Terrace.
- District 10, Leonard R. Parks School, 520 Pompton Ave.
Residents will also head to the polls to elect congressional and county officials, as well as vote on other ballot items:
- Essex County Sheriff: Sheriff Armando Fontoura, a Democrat, will square off against Orlando Mendez.
- 11th Congressional District: Longtime Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, who faced no opposition in the GOP primary, will take on Democratic challenger and former Roseland mayor John Arvanites, who also had no opponents in the primary.
- U.S. Senate: Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey's junior senator who was appointed in 2006 to fill Jon Corzine's seat, takes on Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos, who easily defeated three opponents in the primary.
- U.S. President: President Barack Obama will face former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.