Polls are open across N.J. for primary races for Assembly, local elections nj.com Voters cast ballots at the Belvidere Goodwill Fire Co. in 2016. Its 6 a.m., and polls have now opened across the state for Tuesday. Voters will decide who wins the Democratic and Republican nominations to run for a number of state, county, and local positions in Novembers general election. Topping the ticket are the nods for , the lower house of the state Legislature, the body in Trenton that crafts the Garden States laws and passes its budget. The top two vote getters in each primary advance to run in November, when each of the states 40 legislative districts picks two members of the Assembly. There are also a slew of county and municipal elections throughout the state, determining wholl represent the major political parties in freeholder, mayoral, and council races on Novembers ballot. There are also 191 contested local races. Polls close at 8 p.m. across the state. Tuesday is primary day, New Jersey. Heres what to know as you head to the polls. State Assembly seats top the ticket. But there are also a number of other county and local races. In most states, you must be a registered Democrat or Republican to vote in a primary. But New Jersey has open primaries. That means Simply walk into your polling station and request a ballot for either partys race. The catch: You are then registered under that party. But you can re register as an unaffiliated voter after that. You have to be 18 years old to vote. Click running. This Republican lost party support. Now hes embracing Trump. Say hello to N.J.s craziest primary battle. New Jersey will hold primary elections across the state Tuesday. And state Assembly races top the ticket. A South Jersey race pitting Republican district mates against each other is one to watch. Several local races have been contentious. In Hamilton, the race between the current Republican mayor, her party opponent, and their Democratic challenger over that towns animal shelter. In Sussex County, the nasty battle for the Republican nod for sheriff has involved accusations on both sides — including a released video of one candidate groping a female co worker that was . Your polling place is assigned based on your address. and plug in your address to find where you vote. New Jersey has assigned 200 deputy state attorneys general to help with any court applications related to voter eligibility challenges in the states 21 counties and provide legal advice to county election officials. Plus, you can report any voter related problems or concerns on a state hotline: 877 658 6837 877 NJVOTER . Also, the state provides a , which covers everything from electioneering in voting places and to file a provisional ballot. There will be results and full coverage for all key races after the polls close at . NJ Advance Media staff writers and and The Associated Press contributed to this report. Brent Johnson may be reached at . Follow him on Twitter . Have a tip? Tell us. Get the latest updates right in your inbox. . Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our and 2019 New Jersey On Line LLC. All rights reserved . The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of New Jersey On Line LLC. apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site.