John Mackay’s work and accomplishment through life includes raising his family in Raritan Township, volunteering for his church, serving his Country in the US Coast Guard, actively participating in Raritan Township local governance and a career that has taught him the value of hard work and education.
On March 1st, 2017, John retired from his life’s work as a union carpenter. A job he started as a young man working as a laborer on a job site and ended as the Training Director at Carpenters Training center which was a 68,000 square foot training facility located in Northern New Jersey with 12 fulltime Instructors, 8 part time Instructors and 4 office personnel. He has worked in the training and educational environment since 1976, part time for ten years and full time for 31. Education has been at the core of his advancement culminating with a recent Masters in Educational Technology and Online Learning through Thomas Edison State University.
Since retirement John has focused his life’s work on community activism at home. John actively participates at Raritan Township Committee Meetings, seeks opportunities to support his fellow veterans at local events and teaches young people the trade of carpentry on a part time basis.
His resume is long and accomplished and it is well characterized in John’s statement below.
"I believe everyone deserves an opportunity. Whether it is an opportunity to get a good education, occupational training or a well-paying job. I was told my first day on a union construction job by the Business Rep sending me out. He said “I can put you on the job, but I can’t carry your toolbox” What an individual does with the opportunity is up to them, but I would like to help them prepare to get that opportunity."
All donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to help John win his race for Raritan Township Committee.
Hope Cohen & Don Becker - County Commissioner
Dominick Puzio - Sheriff
Tom Malinowski - Congress
Cathy Eberstein & Lynne McClintock with Tom Malinowski
Find out more about the great work Tom has done for CD7 and the residents of New Jersey by visiting his website.
October 11th - Last day to register
Are you voting by mail?
Did you know you can either mail back your completed ballot by US Mail or drop it off in a Hunterdon County Secure Drop Box?
This year you can vote in person, where you can cast your ballot using a machine to vote. The NJ Primary Election is November 8th and polls are open from 6am - 8pm.
Make sure to check your voting district and Polling Locations.
You must vote at your designated location.
You will receive a sample ballot in the mail. Information regarding your voting district and polling location will be included on the sample ballot.
DO NOT BRING A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT TO IN-PERSON POLLING LOCATIONS.
Your Vote By Mail ballot must be postmarked on or before
You can mail it OR place it in a authorized County Secure DROP BOX by 8PM on Nov 8th. (see below)
Your Vote-By-Mail ballot CANNOT be returned to your In-Person Early Voting Poll Location or your Election Day Poll Location.
Make sure your certificate containing your ballot is placed inside the transport envelope addressed to the Hunterdon County Board of Elections.
To apply for VBM - you must first complete an application and return it to the County Clerk. Then, you will then be issued a VBM ballot. There are guideline regarding the dates.
For more info visit NJ VOTES or
Contact the County Clerk for inquiries
Check back for dates, times and locations
Raritan Township is comprised of 21 voting districts.
Not sure which district you reside in?
The link below displays a map of the Raritan Township Election Districts.
Look for your place of residence on the map and match it up with the color coded Election District Chart .
There are 12 drop-box locations located throughout the county. Ballots can be deposited any time, up until 8pm on Election Day.
The boxes closest to Raritan Township are:
Hunterdon County Clerk - Hall of Records
71 Main St., Flemington NJ 08822
Hunterdon County Public Library
314 Rt 12 Bldg. 3, Flemington NJ 08822
SOUTH COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
1207 Route 179
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Click HERE for other locations throughout Hunterdon County
Do not drop your ballot in a box outside of Hunterdon County.
You must register to vote 21 days before Election Day in order to vote in an upcoming election.
To register to Vote in NJ you must be
If you've moved within the state of NJ you must notify the Board of Elections of your address change in order to vote in your new polling district.
Complete a NJ Voter Application Form and select the "Change Address Box".
You can also choose to apply for permanent Vote By Mail status when changing your address.
If you currently are a registered voter and want to change your party affiliation, you may do so at any time....
However, Declaration must be filed no later than 55 days preceding the primary in which the voter wishes to vote.
An unaffiliated voter can affiliate with the Democratic or Republican Party on the day of the primary.
The Hunterdon County Board of Elections is responsible for the operation of all primary, general and school elections.
In order to maintain the integrity of these elections with checks and balances, the BOE works in cooperation with the Hunterdon County Clerk.
The Board is also responsible for the maintenance of the Hunterdon County Voter Database, the coordination of the operations of the district polling places which include the hiring of poll workers, maintaining the electronic voting machines for all the current 116 election districts and canvasing the absentee and provisional ballots for each election.
The Hunterdon County Clerk works in cooperation with the Hunterdon County Board of Elections in order to maintain integrity and transparency in the election process.
You can register to vote, request a vote by mail ballot, vote early in person at the County Clerk's office. which is located at 71 Main Street in Flemington. Expanded hours are usually offered leading up to an election.