Caldwells Patch Election Guide 2012

The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting the Caldwells.

Tuesday is Election Day in the Caldwells. 

Voting will take place on Nov. 6, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

All polling places will have power restored after Hurricane Sandy.

North Caldwell's four districts all vote at Notre Dame Church. Caldwell and West Caldwell residents who do not know their polling sites can find out here.

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In a Patch poll of state elected officials and party insiders, 15 of 22 Republican respondents believe voter turnout will be down slightly from where it would have been otherwise because of power outages and destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. Read more here.

Caldwells Patch Election Guide


  • Caldwell Council
  • North Caldwell Council
  • West Caldwell Council
  • Caldwell-West Caldwell School Board
  • North Caldwell School Board
  • West Essex School Board


Incumbent Armando Fontoura, a Democrat, is seeking his eighth term as Essex County sheriff Tuesday against Republican Orlando Mendez. Mendez, a Republican, ran unopposed in the June primary.


  • 11th Congressional District: Longtime Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, who faced no opposition in the GOP primary, will take on who also had no opponents in the primary. 
  • U.S. Senate: U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D), the junior United States Senator from New Jersey who was first appointed in 2006 to fill Jon Corzine's seat, takes on Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos, who easily defeated three opponents in the primary.


  • President Barack Obama
  • Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

Public Questions

Residents will vote yes or no on two questions about the "Building Our Future Bond Act" and a constitutional amendment allowing contributions to be taken from justices' and judges' salaries for their employee benefits.

Useful Links

Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 07:56 AM
On the ballot for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green). Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1


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