LAWRENCE: Primary elections to be held this Tuesday

By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
   Lawrence Township’s registered Democrats and Republicans will go to the polls Tuesday to select their party’s candidates for elective office, ranging from the governor to Township Council.
   The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The winners of the Democratic Party and Republican Party primaries will face off in the Nov. 5 general election.
   At the top of the ticket, voters will choose a candidate to run on the Democrat and Republican tickets for governor.
   Incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie is being challenged by Seth Grossman for the Republican nomination, while state Sen. Barbara Buono is being challenged in the Democratic Party primary by Troy Webster.
   In the 15th Legislative District primary for state Senate, incumbent state Senator Shirley K. Turner is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination. Don Cox is seeking the Republican Party nod to run for state Senate.
   Two seats are up in the state Assembly, and the two incumbents — Democrats Reed Gusciora and Bonnie Watson-Coleman, are seeking their party’s nod. On the Republican side, the candidates are Kim Taylor and Anthony Giordano.
   In the primary for the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, incumbent Democrat Freeholders Anthony Carabelli and Andrew Koontz want their party’s nod. On the other side of the political aisle, Ron Cefalone and Paul Hummel are seeking the Republicans’ approval to run against the incumbents.
   And at the municipal level, voters will choose two candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties for Township Council.
   On the Democratic Party side, the candidates are incumbent Township Councilmen Stephen Brame and Jim Kownacki. The Republican slate is made up of Max Ramos and Glenn Collins.
   Registered Republicans and Democrats who live in general election districts 2, 9 and 10 can cast their ballots at the Slackwood Firehouse on Slack Avenue, and voters who live in districts 3, 6, 8 and 11 vote at the Lawrence Road Firehouse on Lawrence Road.
   Voters who live in districts 1, 4, 7, 15 and 20 vote at the Lawrenceville Firehouse on Gordon Avenue, and those who live in district 5 vote at the Project Freedom clubhouse, off Princeton Pike near the Brunswick Circle.
   The Lawrence Senior Center is the polling place for voters in districts 12, 13, 14 and 19. The Lawrence Square Village clubhouse, off Quakerbridge Road, is the place for voters in district 16.
   Voters in districts 17, 18 and 21 cast their ballots at the Lawrence Township Municipal Building on Route 206.