News 2020

Vote by Mail on November 3rd

Everyone in Fanwood will receive a mail-in ballot for the November 3, 2020 general election. All voters are strongly urged to use this ballot to vote for all races. A LIMITED number of in-person polling places will be available on November 3rd, but there will be no voting machines, only paper provisional ballots. Voters will be informed by mail where these polling places will be in the Borough of Fanwood.


The Union County Board of Elections has placed drop boxes for you to deposit your mail-in ballot if you'd prefer not to drop it into the mail. Those locations and everything you ever wanted to know about mail-in voting can be found here.


Every vote counts! Please vote on November 3rd!

Carter, Banks run unopposed

Councilmen Anthony Carter and Jeff Banks ran unopposed in the July 7th NJ primary election and are poised to do so again on November 3rd barring any last minute entries to the ballot.

Biden picks Kamala Harris for VP


Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris to be his running mate, elevating a charismatic blue-state senator, former prosecutor and onetime 2020 primary rival who has built a reputation as an unyielding antagonist of the Trump administration.


Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, was the wire-to-wire frontrunner for Biden’s No. 2 job. Her experience as a battle-tested presidential candidate, her efforts leading major law enforcement offices and her political track record of three election wins in California helped her overcome a crowded list of contenders.


(from, 8/12/2020)

2020 Elected Leaders Sworn-In

Governor Phil Murphy and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman were guests of honor at the 2020 Fanwood reorganization meeting on Sunday, January 5th. Mayor Colleen Mahr and Council members Jeff Banks, Francine Glaser and Kathy Mitchell were sworn in after their November election victories. Here's the whole group including sitting Council members Anthony Carter, Patricia Walsh and Council President Erin McElroy Barker.

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