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One Village One Vote petition rejected by Village Clerk’s office

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by the staff of The Ridgewood Blog

Ridgewood NJ, During Wednesday night’s Village Council Work Session, Ridgewood Village Clerk/Manager Heather Mailander refused to certify the controversial “One Village One Vote” petition, which was submitted by a group of five (5) petitioners who are seeking to consolidate all Ridgewood local elections into the month of November.

Although the group succeeded in their efforts to collect the number of signatures necessary to put the issue up for vote on the November 2020 general election ballot, Ms. Mailander rejected the petition on two (2) legal technicalities (both items are mandated by statute):  1 – The petitioners failed to include the two (2) ordinances related to existing election practices on each signed petition.  2- They solicited signatures from residents via a web site instead of collecting them individually (the Village Attorney explained that signatures could be collected via personal e-mails, just not via a web site).

The five (5) petitioners, Robert Fuhrman,  Matthew Lindenberg, Stacey Loscalzo , Deborah Steinbaum, and Siobhan Crann Winograd now have ten (10) days from Thursday, August 7 to submit the required number of signatures again, in accordance with the new guidelines, of course.

6 thoughts on “One Village One Vote petition rejected by Village Clerk’s office

  1. Do not sign their petition unless you’re completely fine with losing your right to vote on any future school budgets.

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  2. Winograd = train wreck

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  3. If Siobhan is for it, I’m against it. That Karen woman is a walking disaster.

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  4. You have to laugh at Bob Fuhrman. Pontificating about the safety of children in re voting. Seriously Bob????You are such a hypocrite. When safety of children involved putting sidewalks on Clinton Ave, you fought with all your might because your streetscape would have been altered. Wow. What a two face you are

  5. They want permission to break the law in order to prevent us from having our legal right to vote on BOE budget proposals

  6. How tonsigh tone petition?

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