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Bill to bring uniformity to election statutes clears committee

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Hackensack NJ, Former Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino resigned amidst controversy in September, triggering a special election last November to fill the three-year position. Had his resignation become effective days later, on October 5, Gov. Phil Murphy would have appointed an interim sheriff until an election for a full term in November 2019.

Bipartisan legislation, advanced today by the Assembly State and Local Government Committee, requires a vacancy occurring less than 70 days before a general election be filled by voters at the second succeeding general election. Sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, the bill (A4675) aligns the timeline for replacing vacancies in county sheriff, surrogate and clerk offices with other public offices.

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One Village One Vote Group Looks to Take Away Your Right to Vote on School Budgets

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Ridgewood NJ, OneVillageOneVote.com is the group run by the usually suspects looking to take your right to vote on school budget .

The Ridgewood school budget for 5000 plus students and 24,000 residents is nearing $111,000,000 and accounts for 60% of your property taxes .

These are the same people who supported Paul Aronsohn with his destructive high density housing projects , which are destroying the Village of Ridgewood and hurting your property values.

The high density housing will lead to massive increases in all public safety budgets , traffic congestion, parking problems, water shortages, sewage issues and larger school budgets and more school construction.

The facts are the schools spend your money, you own the schools , the administrators and teachers work for you .

Do not let these people with all their ulterior motives take away your right to vote or infringe on your right to vote .

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Councilman Says Ridgewood Residents Should Not Vote On School Budget

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Ridgewood Nj, just days after the Ridgewood Board Ed $111 million dollar budget vote a group of Ridgewood residents lead by Councilmen jeff Voigt is already trying to take the ability to vote on the budget away from residents .

In Voigt’s letter to the Ridgewood News he spells out the case for not voting .

The irony is he claims the $50 thousand or so is lot of money to spend on voting for an $111 million dollar budget ,which accounts for over 60% of property taxes Village of Ridgewood and of coarse there is no mentionn of the self serving law suit filed by Board of Ed members paid for with tax payer money looking to prolong their terms . Our suggestion would be the BOE members should pay back the money spent on the law suit .We are sure it will cover the budget vote .

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Reader claims , “the indifference of residents that is killing this town”

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It is the indifference of residents that is killing this town. Spring break or no spring break, those who are interested to vote would have found a way to do it. People who move here anew just do not care to get involved in local issues. They come mainly from metropolitan area and have the typical indifferent mindset. They are under the false impression that everything is prefect in this place they chose to live especially the schools. Half the village has no idea what high density housing is and how the place is being transformed into a mini city or how the RHS is approaching 2000 students and is the size of a small college.
Developers and narrow minded local politicians love this kind of place where they can easily make $$$ without any major trouble.

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RHS Student in Finals in Adolescent Immunization Awareness Contest

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Ridgewood NJ, A Ridgewood High School student’s video is a finalist in an annual contest by Potect Me With 3+ . The contest is designed to help encourage adolescent immunization awareness.

Nicole Kye’s entry is a 30 second public service announcement encourages people to get a vaccine against human papillomavirus. Kye created the video and entered it into the Protect Me With 3+ contest.

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Ridgewood Public Schools Annual School Board and Budget Vote

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Ridgewood NJ, The 2019-2020 Ridgewood Public Schools budget will be voted on by registered voters in the Annual School Election on Tuesday, April 16. 

The following links go directly to pages on the Bergen County website.

How to:

Register to vote
The registration deadline is 21 days before an election. The deadline for registering to vote in the Annual School Election (April 16) is Tuesday, March 26.

Vote by mail
A registered voter may apply for a Mail-in Ballot by mail up to seven days prior to the election, or apply in person until 3 p.m. on the day before the election. Mail-in Ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received no later than 48 hours after polls close, or returned in person before the close of polls on Election Day. The deadline to apply by mail for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the Annual School Election (April 16) is Tuesday, April 9. The deadline to apply in person at the County Clerk’s Office for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot for the Annual School Election is Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m.

FAQs on voting
Answers to general questions on registering to vote and voting

Please note: The office of the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections is the primary source for full information on voting and elections. Please consult the Bergen County website for more information at https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/about-superintendent-of-elections.

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Reader says , “Time to Clean House at the BOE”

Watched the public comments on TV. It was a love fest for Loncto. Ok. So the guy served 7 years. He deserves some praise. But oh man, the level of drama about his being VOTED OUT OF OFFICE was sickening. And when you consider the people who were waxing nostalgic about him, well, enough said. SO glad Cris Kaufmann is in office as of January 1. And in the next go round we will have two more new faces. Time to CLEAN HOUSE folks.

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Early Results For Ridgewood Board Of Education : Kaufman Wins !

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Ridgewood NJ , these are Ridgewood results only :

Ridgewood BOE

Kaufman 3899

Loncto  2562

Bergen Executive

Tedesco 5769

Schmeltz 3211

CD 5

Josh 6152

McCann 3152

NJ Senate

Menendez 5238

Hugin 4036

Bergen Sheriff 

Cureton 5123

DiLorenzo 3342

Tormo 317

Kugler 131

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Attorney General Grewal Announces Election Safeguards

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Ridgewood NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that more than 200 Deputy Attorneys General (DAsG) will be assigned throughout the state on Election Day, November 6, to help ensure a fair election, and to assist county election officials in resolving any voting-related legal issues that may arise.

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