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Midterm Elections 2018 – Control up for grabs!

“Midterms” are held halfway between presidential elections.  During the midterms, voters will go to the polls to elect one-third of all U.S. Senators (35 seats) and all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  With control in both houses up for grabs, there is a lot of stake this November. The results of the midterms will determine which political party – Democrat or Republican — will control each chamber of Congress for the next two years.

Presently in New Jersey, the Democratic party holds seven of our state’s 2 congressional seats.  With federal level policies to consider ranging from health care to immigration to the environment, voter turnout will be consequential.


Important Dates

  • Deadline to Register to Vote:  October 16, 2018
  • Vote by Mail Mail-In Application Deadline:  must be received by (not postmarked by) October 30, 2018
  • Vote by Mail In-Person Application Deadline:  pm on November 5, 2018
  • Election Day:  November 6th, 2018 – Polls Open 6pm to 8pm

Election Resources

Voter Resources

2018 Elections: Changes in State Education Leadership Interactive Map
This November, voters in states across the country will be heading to the polls to decide key leadership roles, including key state education leadership. Education Commission of the States is tracking the elections closely to keep you updated on what the impact could be on education systems in your state.

The countdown is on!

The 2018 midterms represent more than keeping track of winners and losers. The outcome of high-stake contests across the country could dramatically alter the course of policymaking in Washington D.C.


Public Questions


Top News

Why aren’t more women in office? Even within parties, there’s big disagreement
Women represent 20 percent of Congress members right now, and Republicans and Democrats differ sharply on why that’s the case, not to mention how big of a problem that is.

Sen. Bob Menendez Visits NJ Principal Of The Year In Ocean City
The senator recently met with Ocean City High School Principal Matthew Jamison

Lance, Malinowski Duel In Critically Close 7TH District
Analysts say this race is one of the keys to deciding whether Republicans or Democrats will be in control of Congress after the election

New Menendez ad savages Hugin
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez has a new digital ad that labels rival Bob Hugin as a greedy CEO who has made millions by “gouging cancer patients.”

Vote-by-Mail, Provisional Ballots, And A Scenario That Puts New Jersey Under A National Microscope
New law means record number of provisional ballots in 2018.

Does This South Jersey Poll Spell Trouble For Menendez?
A new poll shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez trailing Republican challenger Bob Hugin by 10 percentage points in a battleground South Jersey congressional district that Democrats are hoping to turn blue.

Malinowski Ahead in CD7
A Monmouth University Poll released on Thursday found former Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski leading Rep. Leonard Lance in the contest there, 47% to 39% among voters who have cast ballots who are newly-registered or have cast ballots between now and 2010.

Van Drew, Hugin leading in CD2
A Stockton poll released Wednesday found State Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Bob Hugin with sizable leads over their respective opponents in the second district.

Trump endorses Republican candidate in key NJ House race
President Trump is endorsing Republican state Assemblyman Jay Webber in a top New Jersey House race that Democrats have been heavily targeting this cycle.


Election Guide – New Jersey