GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — A primary election generally isn’t something people circle on their calendars, but this year, it’s really coming out of left field. Yes, Tuesday is Primary Day for New Jersey, more than a month after it typically takes place.
This year’s primary moved from June 2 to July 7 amid the coronavirus pandemic, and will be primarily vote by mail. While many local primaries are uncontested, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker faces challenge in his Democratic Primary from Lawrence Hamm. Five Republicans are pursuing the nomination for November’s general election, including Natalie Lynn Rivera, Rikin “Rik” Mehta, Patricia Flanagan, Hirsh Singh and Eugene T. Anagnos.
There is no municipal election in Gloucester Township this year, and all other primary races are uncontested.
Rep. Donald Norcross is running unopposed in the First Congressional District Primary on the Democratic side, and will face Republican challenger Claire Gustafson on Nov. 3.
Surrogate Michelle Gentek-Mayer is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary, and looks set for a challenge from Republican Kimberly Stuart in November.
There will be a special election for a seat on the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders that Susan Shin Angulo vacated when she was elected Cherry Hill Mayor. Almar Dyer is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary for the seat, and looks set to face Republican Nicole Nance in November.
Camden County Freeholders Louis Cappelli Jr. and Jonathan Young are both up for re-election. The Democrats are headed for a November showdown with Republicans Jennifer Moore and Johanna Scheets.
Although Joe Biden has already secured the Democratic nomination for president with 2,144 delegates, Bernie Sanders and his delegates still appear on the ballot under the “Not Me. Us” ticket.
All registered Democratic and Republican voters will automatically receive a postage paid vote-by-mail ballot while all unaffiliated and inactive voters will automatically receive a postage paid vote-by-mail application. Those ballots can be sent back by mail or dropped in one of the boxes.
In Gloucester Township, the drop box can be found at the municipal building, 1261 Chews Landing Road.
Polling locations have been decreased by fifty percent; and, therefore, election districts have been consolidated. They will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here's where to vote in Gloucester Township:
District 1: Glendora Fire Company, 29 7th Avenue
Districts 2 and 22: Chews United Methodist Church, 319 Black Horse Pike
Districts 3, 15, 24, 37, 40: Senior Center, 1261 Chews Landing Road
District 4: Blenheim Fire Company, 34 Almonesson Road
District 5: The Palace, 109 North Black Horse Pike
Districts 6 and 10: Camden County Emergency Training Center, 420 North Turnersville-Woodbury Road
District 7: Gloucester Township Library, 15 South Black Horse Pike
Districts 8, 32 and 39: Erial Fire Company, 1946 Williamstown Road
Districts 9, 12, 13 and 25: The Municipal Building, 1261 Chews Landing Road
Districts 11, 16, 21 and 26: Chews Landing Fire Company, 43 Somerdale Road
Districts 14, 23, 27 and 28: Recreation Center, 80 Broadacres Drive, Clementon
Districts 17 and 38: Charles W. Lewis School, 875 Erial Road
Districts 18 and 33: Timber Creek Regional High School, 501 Jarvis Road
Districts 19 and 34: Camden County Technical School, 343 Berlin-Cross Keys Road
Districts 20 and 30: Point Ariel Community Center, 2900 Erial Road, Erial
Districts 29 and 35: Ann Mullen Middle School, 1400 Sicklerville Road
Districts 31 and 36: J.W. Lilley Elementary School, 1275 Williamstown Road