Why it could be a busy 2021 election season in New Jersey

Vacancies caused by retiring legislators means there will be a lot of jockeying by their would-be replacements

New Jersey voters will be able to head to the polls for school and fire district elections on April 20, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday, adding that voters will still be able to request a vote-by-mail ballot for any reason.

In-person polls will also be open for nonpartisan elections to be held on May 11. There’s no decision yet on the June primary election, but it’s looking optimistic.

Campaigns are in full swing as a number of lawmakers are jockeying for rarely-open seats in the state Senate that are left vacant by retiring GOP legislators Tom Kean Jr. and Kip Bateman. Not to mention, Democratic Sen. Loretta Weinberg. It means the makeup of the State House could change in ways not seen for years. Senior Correspondent David Cruz reports.