Voters will head to the polls for upcoming election

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East Windsor Township and Hightstown Borough voters will go to the polls Nov. 5 to choose candidates for elected office, ranging from municipal officials and school board members to state and county offices.

The polling places will be open from 6 a.m. through 8 p.m. on Nov. 5.

In Hightstown Borough, incumbent Hightstown Borough Council members Steven Misiura and Joshua Jackson, both democrats, are running unopposed for three-year terms on the governing body.

For a one-year unexpired term on the Hightstown Borough Council, democratic nominee Joseph Cicalese and republican nominee Maes Eufemia are vying for the chance to fill out the term.

In East Windsor Township, incumbent Township Council members Janice S. Mironov, Marc Lippman, Peter Yeager and John Zoller, who are all democrats, are squaring off against republican challengers Paul K. Hummel Jr., Anna Lustenberg, Vincent Stottlemyer and Steven Uccio. The term is for four years.

In the East Windsor Regional School District Board of Education race, incumbent school board members Nicole LaRusso and Ram K. Ramachandran and former school board member Bertrand Fougnies are running unopposed for three-year terms.

Incumbent school board member Robert Laverty is running unopposed to fill out a one-year unexpired term. He was appointed to the school board earlier this year when a school board member resigned.

In New Jersey’s 14th Legislative District, voters will be asked to choose between incumbent Democratic Assemblymen Daniel R. Benson and Wayne P. DeAngelo, and Republican Party challengers Thomas Calabrese and Bina Shah. Michael Bollentin is running on the Integrity and Accountability ticket. The term is for two years.

At the county level, incumbent Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, a democrat, is seeking another four-year term. He is being challenged by republican nominee Lishian “Lisa” Wu.

Mercer County Freeholders Andrew Koontz and Nina D. Melker, both democrats, are running unopposed for three-year terms on the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Finally, voters will be asked to decide on Public Question No. 1. It would amend the New Jersey Constitution to allow the $250 property tax deduction, granted to eligible veterans who live in a continuing care retirement community, to be given to the continuing care retirement community on behalf of the veteran.

A continuing care retirement community is not the same as a nursing home. Continuing care retirement communities, such as Meadow Lakes in East Windsor Township, offer a range of services tailored to residents as they age and their needs change.