Primary election underway in New Jersey

- Voting in New Jersey's primaries is underway, but will it matter when it comes to the presidential races?

Polls opened at 6am Tuesday and voters have until 8pm to select the candidates who will be running in the November election.

An Associated Press count Monday found that Democrat Hillary Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to secure her party's nomination. But opponent Bernie Sanders is still pressing ahead and urging voters for their support. 

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has already sewed up the number of delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

Voters see some familiar names as GOP delegates. Gov. Chris Christie and former Gov. Donald DiFrancesco are among the delegates listed for Donald Trump. And former Gov. Christie Todd Whitman is a delegate for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who left the race last month.

New Jersey voters have choices for U.S. House, county and local races. They’re picking their party's candidates in 12 U.S. House races. There are no Senate contests in the state this year.

The state's 2.6 million unaffiliated voters can declare a party and vote in the primary. But they will then be registered under that party's affiliation.

California, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota also holding contests.

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