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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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FED’s Set Up New Jersey Voter Election Day Hotline for Complaints of Voting Irregularities or Abuses

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Hackensack NJ,  U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today that Senior Trial Counsel Allen B.K. Urgent will lead the office’s efforts in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the Nov. 6, 2018, general election.

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Frank Pallone to Debate Rich Pezzullo, This Sunday At Marlboro Synagogue

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MARLBORO NJ, the League of Women Voters is holding a candidates’ forum at the Marlboro synagogue this Sunday October 21st . The candidates seeking to represent New Jersey’s sixth congressional district will be there. The incumbent Rep. Frank Pallone, a Democrat who has long represented the area, and challenger Rich Pezzullo, the conservative Republican who is looking to unseat him.

Rep. Pallone and Pezzullo confirmed they will be there. The candidates will be talking about the issues and fielding questions from the public. Pallone has represented New Jersey’s sixth district for years, which stretches from the Woodbridge area into New Brunswick and Aberdeen Twp. and down into Marlboro. It also hugs the northern New Jersey coast and includes the towns of Long Branch and Asbury Park. It’s a reliably blue district, having voted Democratic for years.

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Important Information : Voting by Mail in Bergen County

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River Vale NJ, from the desk of Assemblywomen Holly Schepisi : REALLY IMPORTANT ELECTION INFORMATION REGARDING THE BERGEN COUNTY ELECTIONS. YOUR ABILITY TO PROPERLY VOTE MAY BE IN JEOPARDY IF YOU DO NOT READ THIS. Notwithstanding widely shared information to the contrary, if you are voting by mail in Bergen you must return two separate ballots, one with all of the candidates from US Senate down to municipal and board of education and one separate special ballot solely for Sheriff. If you previously received a Vote by Mail Ballot in the month of September or October you MUST RETURN the original ballot received. A separate ballot solely for Sheriff will be sent to you that MUST ALSO BE RETURNED. Many people held off returning their originally received Ballot thinking that an entirely new one with all candidates and the Sheriff would be issued. This is incorrect. If your threw out or misplaced your original Ballot you must proactively contact the Bergen County Clerk’s Office at (201) 336-7000 to request a new one. Please share this post with your friends and family in Bergen County.

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County Clerk Advises Voters of New Statewide Vote by Mail Law which will affect the November General Election

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FREEHOLD NJ , Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising residents that a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy in August dramatically changed the Vote by Mail rules in New Jersey. These changes are effective immediately and will impact the November General Election. The advice rings true for Bergen County as well.

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Reader says we voted for least objectionable candidates – not all were necessarily “good” candidates

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Face it James – we voted for least objectionable candidates – not all were necessarily “good” candidates.
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2016 – Voight and Hache were better than Willett, Weitz and Brooks and I voted for Voight and Hache, because they were the least offensive of the five – not because they were good.
Let me restate that… the candidate list was SO BAD that Voight got my vote.
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2018 – Knudsen was better than Harwin and Willett and I voted for Knudsen. She is a nice person, but is not strong enough (or maybe doesn’t have the desire) to oppose the garage or fight low income housing (like Wyckoff is doing) – again least objetionable vote.
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Sedon and Walsh are the best of the bunch.