Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Take today's Parsippany Patch poll.
The December school shootings in Newtown, Conn., have led to a number of discussions in Parsippany over safety and security in local schools. One of those conversations centers around elections: Is it safe to have voters using school buildings while students are inside having classes? The Parsippany school district is considering that question now. A survey link—accessible only to parents of Par-Troy students—has gone out to elicit school families' views on the matter. The questions included are: "I have issues with conducting any type of election inside the public school," said Andrew Sadowski, an Intervale School parent, who talked with Patch about his concerns regarding access to the school on the last election say, Jan. 22, when the …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
NJ needs to adopt rules to ensure everyone can vote more easily if another disaster hits.
All the ballots have finally been counted in New Jersey. Once they are certified by the state canvassers on Friday, New Jersey can finally close the book on this difficult election. Or can it? The constitutional litigation clinic of Rutgers Newark Law School is poking into the votes, asking for information about the processing of special balloting New Jersey Secretary of State Kim Guadagno ordered to help those displaced by Superstorm Sandy. Remember, thousands were homeless, either literally because their houses were destroyed or left uninhabitable, or by choice because they had left cold, dark buildings to stay with family or friends or at a hotel. Even some polling places were without power and so had to be moved. Guadagno ordered the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Confusion, delays and an inundation of ballots caused Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to extend voting deadline until 8 p.m. on Friday.
- On NJ.com
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
It's primary election day throughout New Jersey.
Election Day dawned bright and sunny Tuesday morning. So far, however, the nice weather has not pushed droves of residents to the polls, where voters in the township's 39 districts will decide party nominations for president, General Assembly and the Morris County Board of Freeholders. Reports from several polling places reveal that voter turnout has been sporadic at best. A teacher at Central Middle School reported that voters have shown up only sporadically since the polls' 6 a.m. opening. "They've been coming in bit by bit all morning," she said shortly after 9 a.m. For the 20 minutes Patch spent at the polling place, not a single voter appeared. Intervale School voter George Blair said there isn't very much excitement for the …
Monday, June 4, 2012
In-person voting available at county clerk's office in Morristown.
Primary election day is Tuesday, when Parsippany residents will cast votes for seats for party committees, the Morris County Board of Freeholders and the state General Assembly. If you want to cast a vote and are registered to vote but cannot get to the polls Tuesday, you may vote in-person on Monday at the Morris County Clerk's office. County Clerk Joan Bramhall said in-person voting is available from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the clerk's office on the first floor of the Administration and Records Building at 10 Court St. in Morristown. For more information, visit the Morris County Clerk website or call 973-285-6066. Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
County voters can vote prior to June 5 primary.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In-person voting is now underway for anyone in Morris County who will not be able to get to the polls for the June 5 primary election. The press release is below: Registered Morris County voters who will not be able to get to the polls for the June 5 primary election may vote in-person now until June 4 at the office of the Morris County Clerk. Joan Bramhall, the Morris County clerk, said in-person voting is being conducted in the County Clerk’s Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Thursday, May 31, with the exception of Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, when the office will be closed. Voting will also be conducted in the County Clerk’s Office on Friday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; and Monday, …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Democratic candidates for state senate and assembly challenge GOP opponents to a series of debates.
Saying the Republican incumbents need to answer for "their record of coddling millionaires at the expense of middle class residents," the Democratic 26th district state legislature candidates issued a challenge to their opponents via a press release. Senate candidate Wasim Khan and Assembly runningmates Joseph Raich and Elliot Isibor issued a call for a series of debates held throughout the district. The trio is challenging Republican incumbents, Sen. Joe Pennachio and Assemblymen Jay Webber and Alex DeCroce. “After two years of attacks on the middle class, Joe Pennacchio has a lot to answer for,” said Khan, a Parsippany resident. “Our Republican opponents think they can take the voters for granted, but we know differently. They can hope …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Voter turnout is very slow this morning.
Voting continues to go slowly in Parsippany on this Election Day. At Knollwood Elementary School at just after 10 a.m., a poll workers said only 12 voters have made their way to the polling station so far. One of the early birds was Annelise Catanzaro, chairperson of the Municipal Alliance Committee and a candidate running for a Township Council seat on the Vote for Parsippany ticket. "I hope things get busier," she said, admitting to feeling some nervousness this morning. "I guess that's normal," she said. Catanzaro said she has been getting encouragement from the people of Parsippany. "I've been getting some nice comments, even from Republicans," she said. "We've campaigned hard and now I just hope for the best." Voters in Parsippany …