Please get out and Vote!

6/13/2007:

From the local rag…

Election Night wrap up

Hoboken City Hall has provided us with the final numbers in the three runoff races. These totals include absentee ballots but not provisional ballots.

In the Fourth Ward, Dawn Zimmer is holding onto a 7-vote lead over City Councilman Christopher Campos — 870 to 863 — so it will come down to about 70 provisional ballots.

“It feels good to go to bed seven votes ahead,” Zimmer said. “I feel very strong and I’m confident that I’m going to come out ahead.”

The provisionals won’t be counted until Thursday or Friday, Campos told us.

“It’s going to be three days of nervous anxiety,” Campos said. “It’s too early for anybody to celebrate or lament.”

However, Zimmer believes the provisionals will be counted tomorrow. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it straightened out.

In the Fifth Ward race, Peter Cunningham defeated Peter “Perry” Belfiore, 626 to 512.

Cunningham, who was not backed by Mayor David Roberts or the City Council incumbents, said he was looking forward to being an independent voice on the City Council.

“Now the hard work begins,” he said, listing his priorities as passing a budget, controlling development and providing open space.

In the Sixth Ward, Councilman Angelo “Nino” Giacchi defeated Thomas Foley, 413 to 320.

Giacchi said his opponent ran a “good, clean race”; Foley said he was happy to get 44 percent of the vote against an incumbent.

Check back tomorrow for video of Election Night shot by The Jersey Journal’s Tim and Terry Torres.

6/12/2007 Reminder:

If you give “2 cents” about the city you rent or own property in, and live in the 4th, 5th or 6th wards, you should find some time today to vote. You can tell from here who the best candidates are.

6/11/2007:

For those of you living in the 4th, 5th and 6th Wards, please don’t forget Tuesday (tomorrow) is the run-off election for City Council. If you care at all about the city you live in, I’d recommend you vote. Otherwise all complaints you have about the city will be moot. Enjoy!

5/19/2007 Reminder:

Just some info regarding the runoff in the 4th, 5th, and 6th wards.

For this particular run-off election, absentee (Vote by Mail) ballots must be marked OTHER and then written in the blanks as JUNE 12 and RUN-OFF.

A wonderful site to find all voter information, including polling places, absentee ballot applications and voter registration forms (both in English and Spanish) is http://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org/elections/default.htm

Deadlines for the June12 Run-Off elections:

  • May 23: Voter Registration/Change of Addresses must be postmarked
  • June 7: Mailed Absentee Ballot Applications must be postmarked
  • June 11, 3p: Other Absentee Ballot Applications must be hand-delivered to Hudson County Clerk

Everyone has a constitutional right to a provisional ballot and cannot be turned down from one. Even if you request and absentee ballot and you are therefore marked “A” in the polling books, you may have not received or turned in that ballot and have the right to cast one provisionally.

Also, now in New Jersey, everyone has the right to request and submit an Absentee Ballot, not needing a reason anymore. If you may forget or get home too late from work, it’s better safe than sorry!

As always, you can find more info here on Hoboken411 too.


General Council Candidate Overview:

Get the lowdown on who’s running, look at their announcements and videos. Chime in on the ward discussions, which have heated up very much as of late.
http://hoboken411.com/archives/6246

Election information:
Find out what ward you live in and where to vote.
http://hoboken411.com/archives/5759

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5/11/2007 Reminder:

For those living in the 4th, 5th, or 6th Wards, here is a link for some sineage for you to print out and put in any condo building common area. It’s a multi-purpose form that can be used for any Ward. Just fill out the appropriate data.

I jazzed up the form that 411 reader Carlos sent me (I created a temporary logo for the runoff elections).

If you’re not already registered, please hurry. Time is running out!

PS, I’ve also created another little poll to the left to see how many people live in the Wards up for grabs.

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Read more about what happened this past Tuesday, and see the whimsical music video.

5/9/2007:

Here’s the report from NJ.com. How will you vote in June? For instance, Zimmer only need about 150 votes to surpass Campos. Can you get your unregistered friends to get involved? A very interesting month to come, for sure.

Hoboken results: Three winners, three runoffs
The results are in: Three seats were won outright and three ended in runoffs.

Hoboken City Council incumbents Theresa Castellano and Michael Russo won their races in the First and Third wards against Ron Rosenberg and Frank Raia, respectively. Meanwhile, Beth Mason defeated Richard Tremitiedi for the open Second Ward seat. All three appear to have enough votes — 50 percent plus 1 vote — to avoid a runoff election next month.

There will be runoffs next month (June 12) to decide the other three seats.

In the Fourth Ward, incumbent City Councilman Christopher Campos was the top vote-getter with 739 votes — 47.9 percent. He will face Dawn Zimmer in the runoff, who finished second with 588 votes. Freddie B. Frazier and Anthony Mussara were virtually tied for third place — 108 to 107.

In the Fifth Ward. Peter Cunningham received 47.2 percent of the vote, and will face Peter “Perry” Belfiore, who got 30.8 percent. Scott Delea finished third, with 21.9 percent, and won’t be in the runoff.

There also will be a runoff in the Sixth Ward, but it remains to be seen who the two candidates will be. Angelo “Nino” Giacchi received 293 votes (38.3 percent), but Thomas Foley and William Noonan are separated by just two votes, 235 to 233. Depending on absentee and provisional ballots, either one could face Giacchi in the runoff.

Here’s the video again!


Online Videos by Veoh.com

5/8/2007:

Initial Results…

Here’s Raia seen “conceding” to Russo.

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Mason seems to have won the 2nd, and it seems as if Campos is leading Zimmer in the 4th, but no word yet on if he has 50.1% (with the other two candidates, etc)

Castellano in the First

Runoff in 5th and 6th Wards….

5/8/2007: Polls Closed

Let’s hope they can count the number of votes from real people that are alive and really voted.

5/8/2007 Be Strong!

There have been various reports of hectic and unruly crowds gathering around town near many polling locations. Since early dawn, lots of pushing and shoving, spitting, and close calls.

PLEASE DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED WHILE VOTING.

This is your right. If you’re a supporter of a particular candidate, and choose to wear your “colors”, don’t let anyone push you around.

I just hope the Police have a “zero tolerance” policy for ANY violence or ill behavior today, just like they did during the St. Patty’s Day parade, rather than “looking the other way”.

5/7/2007:
vote-smart-in-hoboken.jpgThis is one of the rare emails I send to the readers. I feel it’s about a very important topic.

I’m sure some of you are indifferent regarding our local City Council election coming up tomorrow, May 8th.

Politics can be overwhelming and often discouraging, even to me. But I’ve tried my best this year to look at the “big picture” and really see what’s taking shape here.

I encourage you all to get out and vote for your local ward council person on Tuesday the 8th. It’s your chance to make an impact in this city, and possibly change things for the better.

Many of you feel that it only makes sense to vote for the Presidency, or some other widely publicized election. Please try not to overlook that our local politics also affect your daily life, possibly even more than on the national level. Simple things like the quality of living, or affordable housing, or even simple parking spots. Things that the national politicians would never pay attention to. These are the things that you see on an every day basis.

So if you want to catch up on the goings on, here’s a little list you can read up on prior to making your decision. I’ll remind you again if you care not to read up on the current events of the past few months to find a good and trustworthy friend who IS interested, and get their opinion, and vote accordingly. Don’t let your right to choose your local leaders go to waste, even if you think “they don’t make a difference”… because they DO.

General Council Candidate Overview:

Get the lowdown on who’s running, look at their announcements and videos. Chime in on the ward discussions, which have heated up very much as of late.
http://hoboken411.com/archives/6246

Election information:
Find out what ward you live in and where to vote.
http://hoboken411.com/archives/5759

I hope that we can get as many people out there to cast their votes! Please spread the word!

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292 Comments on "Please get out and Vote!"


ShhhDontTell
Member
7 years 5 months ago

Look at the man. He’s a Freudian delight. He crawls with clues.

AndThenOneDay
Member
AndThenOneDay
7 years 5 months ago

Ahh, but the strawberries that’s, that’s where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with … geometric logic … th-that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox did exist, and I’d have produced that key if they hadn’t pulled the Caine out of action. I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow officer … (Pause as he stops in realization) Naturally I … I can only cover these things from memory. If I’ve left anything out, why … just ask me specific questions and … I’ll be glad to answer them … one by one. (He continues to roll the steel balls)

ShhhDontTell
Member
7 years 5 months ago

[quote comment=”148381″]
Are you responding to something from 2 years ago?[/quote]

No school today. She has time to catch up.

😆

Colin
Member
7 years 5 months ago

[quote comment=”148371″]First of all I trained Jay to be a Committeeman. You have the wrong Margaret on your answer.
Second who worked harder in the FOURTH ward?
I work in the SECOND..so your information is flawed.
Third, Jason has an ambitious agenda and if he wants to he can have it.
Third I AM NOT RUNNING again…and have a HUGE LIST of reasons why..

The reason I don’t write in to this web site that often is that most of the information here is flawed and inaccurate.
Incidentally I put a fifteen hour day in at the ELKS FOR THE JUNE ELECTION..that was enough work. I saw Jason for five minutes in the morning…THAT WAS IT..Don’t know where he went after that…I WAS IN THE SECOND WARD…all day and most of the night. :)[/quote]

Are you responding to something from 2 years ago?

Margaret
Member
7 years 5 months ago

First of all I trained Jay to be a Committeeman. You have the wrong Margaret on your answer.
Second who worked harder in the FOURTH ward?
I work in the SECOND..so your information is flawed.
Third, Jason has an ambitious agenda and if he wants to he can have it.
Third I AM NOT RUNNING again…and have a HUGE LIST of reasons why..

The reason I don’t write in to this web site that often is that most of the information here is flawed and inaccurate.
Incidentally I put a fifteen hour day in at the ELKS FOR THE JUNE ELECTION..that was enough work. I saw Jason for five minutes in the morning…THAT WAS IT..Don’t know where he went after that…I WAS IN THE SECOND WARD…all day and most of the night. 🙂

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