Staff and wire reports
9:50 p.m.: Voters in Atlantic City rejected a switch to nonpartisan elections for their local government Tuesday, giving a victory to Mayor Marty Small Sr. and his supporters, who said the change would hurt Democrats and cost taxpayers too much money.
About 56% of voters said ‘no’ to the ballot question asking if they wanted to move to May nonpartisan elections, giving up running as party members.
With 95% of the vote in, the, 1,469 voters opposed the election change with a ‘no’ vote. Another 1,146 voters were in favor of the change, according to the Atlantic County Clerk’s Office.
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9:15 p.m.: In Corbin City, Republican Wayne M. Smith has defeated Democrat Matthew Kane in the race for Mayor. While Daniel Patterson defeated Nikki Nichols in the race for a council seat.
7:30 p.m.: Cumberland County voting machines could not be turned on when polls opened at 6 a.m., because they had trouble adjusting from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time, an elections official said.
Congressional candidate Democrat Tim Alexander, of Galloway Township, said he did not expect voting hours to be extended.
His opponent, incumbent U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-2nd, did not expect the problem to delay results.
An official familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak on the record said voters who showed up between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. were able to vote with emergency paper ballots.
7:00 p.m.: Polls around the