Taylor KnightNov 7, 2017, 2:04 pmNov 7, 2017, 2:12 pm

Election Day: New Jersey voters head to polls to elect new state governor

Residents cast their ballots for Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno or Democrat Phil Murphy

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MIDDLETOWN — Many residents have already made their way to the polls to cast their votes this Election Day and they are doing it with enthusiasm.

The big race of the day is for governor. The ticket has seven names on it, with Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno running for the major parties.

Guadagno from Monmouth Beach is the current lieutenant governor under Gov. Chris Christie. She says her top priority is lowering property taxes.

Meanwhile, Murphy, the former ambassador to Germany, is pushing for state-backed, low interest loans for students, businesses and municipalities.

The latest polls suggest murphy has a 12-point lead over the Lt. Gov Guadagno.

Both campaigns do have a number of stops planned for Election Day to try and get voters who have until 8 p.m. to cast their ballots.

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