The Polls Are Open for New Jersey's Gubernatorial Primary

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A man wears a message on his jacket on Election Day while walking home, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J.

New Jersey voters today will pick their candidates to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Polls for Tuesday's primary are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The winners will go on to compete in the Nov. 7 general election.

Leading Democratic candidate Phil Murphy faces challenges from former Teaneck firefighter Bill Brennan, one-time Clinton administration Treasury official Jim Johnson, state Sen. Ray Lesniak, Assemblyman John Wisniewski (wiz-NOO'-skee) and Tenafly Councilman Mark Zinna.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is the leading Republican candidate. Her rivals are Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers, Ocean County landscape business owner and actor Joseph "Rudy" Rullo and Atlantic County engineer Hirsh Singh.

Almost all the Democratic and Republican candidates, with the notable exception of Guadagno, have been interviewed on The Brian Lehrer Show.

You can check here to see the status of your voter registration and find out where to vote. 

And WNYC's Data News Team put together a complete voter guide with everything you need to know about where the candidates stand on major issues.

 

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Layla Quran contributed to the reporting for the voter guide.