Election day today

    New Jersey voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to elect all 120 members of the state Legislature. The polls are already open.

    The off-year elections end an underwhelming campaign season where only a handful of races are competitive because newly redrawn legislative districts favor incumbents.

    Democrats control the Senate 24-16 and the Assembly 47-33, and Republicans aren’t expected to make major gains despite Gov. Chris Christie’s popularity in the polls.

    The polls in Pennsylvania are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Political science professor Christopher Borick, of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, predicts only 20 to 25 percent of the state’s 8.2 million registered voters will bother to cast ballots.

    We’ll have live election coverage on WHYY-FM starting at 8 p.m. this evening. WHYYs Dave Heller, Dave Davies and the rest of our election team will have results from around the region.

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