New Jersey’s primary elections will take place June 8. Polling places for Montclair can be found at

June 1 is the deadline to request a ballot be sent to you by mail. Ballots can be requested at

Voters can still request mail-in ballots in person from the county clerk’s office through June 7 at 3 p.m.

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked on or before 8 p.m. on June 8 and be received by the Board of Elections on or before June 14. Alternatively, a ballot can be placed in a secure ballot drop box or delivered to the Board of Elections office on June 8. A list of secure ballot drop box locations is available at

In the race for Essex County sheriff, incumbent Democrat Armando Fontoura is running against John Arnold and Barry Jackson for their party's nomination. Maureen Edelson and Nicholas Pansini are running in the Republican primary for their party's nomination.

Incumbent Assembly members Thomas Giblin and Britnee Timberlake are running unopposed  for the Demoractic Party’s nomination in the 34th Legislative District. Giblin has held the office since 2006 and Timberlake has since 2018. Tafari Anderson and Irene DeVita are running unopposed in the Republican primary. 

Incumbent state Sen. Nia Gill, in office since 2002, is running unopposed in the Democratic primary as well. Scott Pollack is running unopposed for the Republican nomination. 

In the governor’s race, incumbent Phil Murphy is unopposed on the ballot for the Democratic primary. The Republican primary candidates are Jack Ciattarelli, Brian Levine, Philip Rizzo and Hirsh Singh.

— Talia Wiener