Voters will decide some hotly contested municipal elections, including picking mayors of Cape May, Vineland and Absecon, as well as seats on councils and committees that can shift political control on governing bodies.

Election night results may not settle the three-person Vineland race. If no candidate gets at least half the vote, the two top vote-getters go to a runoff election.

Vying for the job in the nonpartisan Vineland election are incumbent Ruben Bermudez, City Council President Anthony Fanucci and former Mayor Robert Romano.

In Cape May, the mayor’s race pits incumbent Mayor Ed Mahaney against former city police Lt. Clarence “Chuck” Lear.

In Absecon’s race for mayor, incumbent John Armstrong, a Democrat, squares off against Republican Frank Phillips, a city councilman.

— Press staff reports

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