Ocean City voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8., to pick representatives for state and county offices.
Voters in Ocean City's Third Ward (from the south side of 12th Street to the north side of 26th Street) will also choose a candidate to serve a six-month unexpired term on City Council.
The polls will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and polling places are as follows (numbers indicate ward-district):
- Ocean City Yacht Club (1-1)
- St. Frances Cabrini Church (1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5)
- Eighth Street Recreation Center (2-1, 2-5)
- Ocean City Sports and Civic Center (2-2, 2-3, 2-4)
- Wesley Manor (3-1)
- Ocean City Free Public Library (3-2, 3-3, 3-4)
- Ocean City Free Public Library Atrium (3-5)
- Our Lady of Good Counsel (4-1, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5)
- Humane Society of Ocean City (4-2)
An interactive map of the voting districts is above. Click on the map to zoom and scroll. The orange pins show the name of the voting district (addresses reflect the random placement of the pin), and red pins indicate polling places.
The ballot in Ocean City will include the following races:
- State Senate: Incumbent Democrat Jeff Van Drew faces Republican David S. DeWeese.
- State General Assembly (pick two): Incumbent Democrats Nelson Albano and Matthew Milam face Republicans Samuel Fiocchi and Suzanne M. Walters.
- Cape May County Sheriff: Republican Gary G. Schaffer is running unopposed.
- Cape May County Freeholders (pick two): Republicans Will Morey and Kristine Gabor are running unopposed.
In Ocean City's Third Ward, Steven Fenichel and Anthony P. "Tony" Wilson are running for a six-month term on City Council. The seat was vacated when Sue Sheppard was elected as a county freeholder last fall. John Flood was appointed to serve in the seat until the election. See candidate profiles for more information on Fenichel and Wilson.
The ballot also includes a non-binding referendum question:
"Shall the amendment to Article IV, Section VII, paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, agreed to by the Legislature, providing that it shall be lawful for the Legislature to authorize by law wagering at casinos or gambling houses in Atlantic City and at current or former running and harness horse racetracks on the results of professional, certain college, or amateur sport or athletic events, be approved?"
A "yes" vote would be betting on a longshot: the repeal of a federal law that limits sports betting to just four states, none of which is New Jersey.