Sarah Gonzalez, Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR.
Voters in Newark will elect a new mayor and nine-member city council today. It’s the first mayoral election since Mayor Cory Booker left City Hall for the U.S. Senate last fall.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The current mayor, Luis Quintana, has been filling Booker's unexpired term since last November. Quintana is the first Latino mayor of New Jersey's largest city. He is running for re-election to the city council.
The new mayor will be inaugurated July 1.