Fields Referendum Details Taking Shape, Clerk Says
Parsippany's municipal clerk says final arrangements for the Jan. 22 vote are being made now.
Parsippany residents have the opportunity to hit the polls Jan. 22 to weigh in on whether they support the Board of Education's $7.7 million proposal to improve athletic facilities at Parsippany and Parsippany Hills High School.
And Town Clerk Yancy Wazirmas said that when it comes to putting on an election, all signals are go.
"Things are happening so fast," said Wazirmas, regarding the quick turnaround involved in putting on the school board. "The sample ballot is supposed to be mailed [to registered voters] this week by the county clerk's office. They should be in the mail. I really hope so."
Wazirmas said voting for the special election will take place at nine locations:
Districts 21, 22, 23, 28:
Central Middle School
Districts 9, 11, 12, 13:
Brooklawn Middle School
Districts 5, 6, 7, 10, 37:
Littleton Elementary School
Districts 25, 26, 35, 36, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38:
Rockaway Meadow Elementary School
Districts 20, 24, 27:
Troy Hills Elementary School
Districts 3, 8, 18:
Intervale Elementary School
Districts 1, 2, 4, 39:
Powder Mill Firehouse
Districts 14, 15, 16, 17, 19:
Eastlake Elementary School
Wazirmas noted that people who normally vote at Lake Hiawatha Elementary School will cast their ballots at Rockaway Meadow School for this election only due to the damage Lake Hiawatha sustained during Superstorm Sandy.
The polls will be open Jan. 22 from 2-9 p.m.
Those who wish to vote by mail must return their mail-in ballot applications to the Morris County clerk's office at 10 Court Street in Morristown by the deadline of 3 p.m. this Friday.
Wazirmas said her staff has been working hard to ensure that the polling goes as smoothly as possible. And will they be ready for the big day?
"Yes," the clerk said. "We will be ready."