Despite the devastating aftermath of Tropical Storm Sandy while many residents still remain without power, voting on Tuesday will still go on, with several polling locations revised. Some of the locations remain the same, while others have been moved.
In Hopatcong, four candidates are seeking two seats on the Hopatcong Borough Council for three-year terms. Incumbents Richard Bunce and Marie Galate will challenge Democrats John Pezzino and Mara Modes.
Six candidates are running for three 3-year seats on Hopatcong's Board of Education. The candidates are incumbents Clifford Lundin and Dolores Krowl, the board’s president, Joan S. Reilly, and challengers Quashinna Williams, John H. Maine, and Judith Antonelli.
In Sparta, five candidates are running for two four-year terms on the Sparta Township Council. The candidates are current mayor Jerry Murphy challenging James Henderson, Donald R. Ploetner, II., Christine Quinn, and Jesse Wolosky.
Six candidates are running for three 3-year terms on the Sparta Board of Education. The candidates are president Keith Smith, vice president Dorothy La Beau, incumbent Ilse Wolfe, and challengers Kim Yeomans, Karen M. Scott, and John Surdoval.
Here is a breakdown of where each district in Hopatcong and Sparta can vote:
HopatcongDistrict Former Location New Location 1 Hopatcong Municipal Building Hopatcong Municipal Building 2 Fire House No. 2 Hopatcong High School 3 Fire House No. 4 Hopatcong High School 4 Ambulance Squad Hopatcong High School 5 Hopatcong Middle School Hopatcong High School 6 Civic Center Hopatcong Municipal Building
7 Fire House No. 2 Hopatcong High School 8 Board of Education Meeting Room Hopatcong High School 9 Hopatcong Municipal Building Hopatcong Municipal Building 10 St. Jude's Hopatcong High School 11 Fire House No. 3 Hopatcong Municipal Building 12 Hopatcong Middle School Hopatcong High School
SpartaDistrict Former Location New Location 1 Municipal Building Municipal Building 2 Fire Headquarters Fire Headquarters 3 First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church 4 Sparta United Methodist Church Sparta United Methodist Church 5 Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church 6 Alpine Elementary School First Presbyterian Church 7 VFW Memorial Post #7248 VFW Memorial Post #7248 8 Sparta United Methodist Church Sparta United Methodist Church 9 Fire Headquarters Fire Headquarters 10 Mohawk Avenue School Mohawk Avenue School 11 Fire Headquarters Fire Headquarters 12 First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church 13 VFW Memorial Post #7248 VFW Memorial Post #7248 14 Mohawk Avenue School Mohawk Avenue School
Residents can vote early at the Sussex County Clerk's Office located at 1 Spring Street in Newton. The office can be reached at (973) 579-0950.
The times to vote early at the clerk's office are on Friday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.