LIVE Primary Night Coverage | NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi

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The polls are closed and the votes are in with winners declared in several contested races. NJ Spotlight News has team coverage across the state tonight, live from campaign headquarters and on the ground all day with the candidates.

Voters cast their ballots in an election that felt largely like pre-pandemic times, with many voting in person on machines, as they chose the Democratic and Republican nominees in legislative, local and mayoral races.

At the top of the ticket were the candidates for governor. Gov. Phil Murphy is the declared victor in his unopposed race for the Democratic nomination. He will face Republican former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli in November.