Monday, April 1, 2013
Filing deadline's past for major-party candidates; 5 Republicans, 2 Democrats vying for two open council seats
Monday was the last day for local Republicans and Democrats interested in running in the 2013 elections to register as candidates. Shortly after the 4 p.m. deadline, Parsippany Municipal Clerk Yancy Wazirmas released the final list of major-party residents running for elective office in the town's June 4 primary. There were few surprises to be found: Most of the candidates, specifically the Republican Barberio and Carifi mayor-council tickets and the Democratic Nelson slate, announced their campaigns earlier this year. But there was one last registrant, according to the list: Board of Education member Michael Strumolo filed at Town Hall Monday afternoon to run in the Township Council race. The entire list of hopefuls follows: Republican …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Voters are casting ballots to decide whether the school board plan for high school athletic improvements will go forward.
The bitter chill apparently isn't keeping as many voters from the polls as one might expect. Municipal Clerk Yancy Wazirmas has had a busy day traveling to polling places around Parsippany to see how the vote is progressing in Tuesday's special Board of Education referendum on its proposed $7.7 million package of athletic improvements for Parsippany andParsippany Hills high schools. And she told Patch that poll activity is brisk all over the township. "The turnout is pretty good," said Wazirmas. She said she did not encounter any major problems at the polling sites beyond some residents registering displeasure over not receiving sample ballots in the mail or being confused over where they were supposed to cast their votes. "One lady …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Town clerk, overseeing her first Par-Troy election, says lines greeted many polling places.
Election Day is finally here, and despite Sandy's winds and rain and the loss it left behind, it appears residents are anxious to have their say at the ballot box. Asked how her first Parsippany election since coming to town was going, Municipal Clerk Yancy Wazirmas said that things were hectic. "It's been busy," she said. "We had a line at [5:45 a.m.] before the polls opened." Wazirmas has had to preside over an election process hampered by the superstorm. Several Parsippany polling places were put out of commission—for example, Lake Hiawatha School suffered serious roof damage—so balloting sites were consolidated, and even Town Hall is hosting voters. Despite the storm and national predictions of low turnout in areas hard hit by Sandy, …
Friday, November 2, 2012
For Election Day Tuesday, there are changes to voting locations.
Storm or no storm, Tuesday's general election must go forward—even with damage or power problems plaguing some of the traditional polling sites serving Parsippany's 39 voting districts. So that the election can go forward, Municipal Clerk Yancy Wazirmas late Friday announced replacement polling places as follows: All other polling locations will remain the same.
Monday, October 15, 2012
The deadline to register to cast a vote in the general election is Oct. 16.
Tuesday is the last day to register for the Nov. 6 presidential election—and the Parsippany municipal clerk's office is doing its part to help residents make it under the wire. Clerk Yancy Wazirmas said the office will be open late Tuesday—until 9 p.m. "We want to make sure everyone has a chance to register," she told Patch. If you wish to register to vote online, the deadline is the same; you can do so at rockthevote.com. Those in the military and overseas don't have to miss out on fulfilling their civic duty: Register via the Federal Voting Assistance program website. Wazirmas said the Parsippany clerk's office can also help those who are already registered and wish to vote by mail. She said forms are available at Town Hall for …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Yancy Wazirmas assumed control of the municipal clerk's office after Labor Day.
Parsippany's new municipal clerk is on the job as of Tuesday, and according to Yancy Wazirmas, things are going very well. Right now, she told Patch she is in the process of getting settled. "It's been a lot to take in," the new clerk said. "I'm meeting a lot of new people and trying to remember who is who. Everyone has been really nice, though, and very welcoming." Wazirmas, 39, hails from Prospect Park, where she worked in the municipal clerk's office for eight years, moving up the ladder from assistant clerk to the top spot. "I liked Prospect Park, but I was looking for... not exactly a new challenge, but something a little bit bigger," she said, noting that the town has 5,600 residents. Parsippany has nearly 10 times that number. "…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Officials hope Yancy Wazirmas will bring stability to the recently struggling clerk's office.
Just in time to prepare for the upcoming presidential election, Parsippany finally has a new person in charge of its troubled clerk's office. At Tuesday's Township Council meeting, the body unanimously adopted a resolution appointing Yancy Wazirmas to fill the permanent spot, which has been vacant since Elesha Johnson left the position in February after a short, tumultuous run that began in August 2011. Johnson's job was ended after her months-long absence from Town Hall. Lim said the clerk had been out on medical leave, and that sabbatical was preceded by difficult relations between the clerk and clerk's office employees that began almost the moment Johnson started work in Parsippany. The conflict led to separate employment-related …