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OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline April 01, 1981 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 03, 1981 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 03, 1981 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 19, 1982 - 12:00pm
Term End January 21, 1986 - 12:00pm
Turnout 31.46% Total Population
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last ModifiedRBH July 21, 2009 02:46pm
Data SourcesRecounted Data: Fitzgerald's Legislative Manual, 1982. p.845
County-by-County Data: Fitzgerald's Legislative Manual, 1983. p.454
Description Race to succeed term-limited Governor Brendan Byrne (D).

The following vote totals are a result of a statewide recount requested by Rep. James J. Florio. The recount began Nov. 18 and formally ended Dec. 21 in an order signed by Supreme Court Justice Mark A. Sullivan.

The court noted that the recount confirmed the result of the original returns, and affirmed the Dec. 1 certification of Thomas H. Kean as Governor of the State of New Jersey.

(Taken from Fitzgerald's Legislative Manual, 1982.)

UNRECOUNTED TOTALS
Kean (R): 1,145,465
Florio (D): 1,143,788
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1977
NameBrendan T. Byrne Votes1,184,564 (55.71%)
Term01/17/1978 - 01/19/1982 Margin295,684 (+13.91%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/05/1985
NameThomas H. Kean Votes1,372,631 (69.58%)
Term01/21/1986 - 01/16/1990 Margin794,229 (+40.26%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 02, 1981 NJ Governor - D Primary Jim Florio
D 633,322
Jun 02, 1981 NJ Governor - R Primary Thomas H. Kean
R 398,359
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CANDIDATES
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Name St. Rep. Thomas H. Kean Rep. Jim Florio William "Bill" Gahres Chester Grabowski Jack Moyers Paul B. Rizzo Harry J. Gaynor
PartyRepublican Democratic Down With Lawyers The Suffering Majority Libertarian Independent-Honest-Available Leadership By Example
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Uncertified Votes1,145,999 (49.46%) 1,144,202 (49.38%) 4,525 (0.20%) 4,496 (0.19%) 2,377 (0.10%) 2,336 (0.10%) 2,209 (0.10%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -1,797 (-0.08%) -1,141,474 (-49.26%) -1,141,503 (-49.26%) -1,143,622 (-49.35%) -1,143,663 (-49.35%) -1,143,790 (-49.36%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Cash On Hand 12/1 $2,370,888.00 12/1 $2,370,808.00 $-- $-- $-- $-- $--
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Name James A. Kolyer, III Julius Levin Charles C. Stone, Jr. James E. Harris Ernest D. Pellerino Jasper C. Gould  
PartyMiddle Class Candidate Socialist Labor Federalist Socialist Workers Law & Order Contempt of Court  
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Uncertified Votes2,144 (0.09%) 2,073 (0.09%) 1,948 (0.08%) 1,681 (0.07%) 1,647 (0.07%) 1,602 (0.07%)  
Margin-1,143,855 (-49.36%) -1,143,926 (-49.37%) -1,144,051 (-49.37%) -1,144,318 (-49.38%) -1,144,352 (-49.38%) -1,144,397 (-49.39%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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