New Jersey looks ahead to assembly battle on Election Day

David Madden
November 04, 2019 - 4:30 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey voters go to the polls Tuesday, but the ballot looks a little short.

At the top is the battle for all 80 state assembly seats. Democrats hold a 54-25 advantage over Republicans with one vacancy and while some seats may change, no one expects control to shift when all the votes are in. Observers don’t expect a big turnout.

There is one state senate seat up down the shore, to finish the unexpired term of Jeff Van Drew, now a congressman. On the county level, three freeholder seats are to be filled in Burlington County, one for an unexpired term, with the same in Camden County, while Gloucester County has two open freeholder seats. 

Mayoral elections are being held in Cherry Hill, Burlington, Palmyra and Pitman. There’s also a statewide ballot question that, if approved, would extend a $250 annual property tax credit for veterans to those living in continuing care retirement communities.