The New Jersey Gubernatorial primary election will be held today to decide who will be the Republican and Democrat candidates for the state’s next governor.
The candidates will be vying to succeed New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who is finishing his second term among record-low poll numbers.
In New Jersey, only registered party voters can vote in the primary. However, unaffiliated voters can change their party registration on the day of the election to vote in either party’s race.
Polls are open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. To locate your polling location please visit the New Jersey Division of Elections polling place search.
There are five candidates on the Republican side, led by Kim Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State under Christie. She has consistently led polling ahead of state assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli.
For the Democrats, former ambassador and Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy has led the field from the start. He may be challenged by former U.S. Under Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement Jim Johnson or John Wisniewski, a State Assemblyman and former Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.
All signs points to Guadagno facing Murphy for the governorship in the general election on November 7.