Get out and VOTE today!
General Election Today; Bonus for 4th Ward
(and six or seven more months of political campaigning until the Hoboken Ward Elections in May 2011…)
You know the drill, “It’s your right…,” etc. So get out there and vote (pick a Congress candidate, a Hudson County Sheriff and answer one Public Question.) Here’s a sample ballot for your review. Polls in NJ are open from 6am to 8pm.
4th Ward residents are “lucky,” they get to choose who will be their elected (and not appointed) councilman for their ward. Click here for the 411 on who’s who.
Depending on the outcome tonight – today’s special Hoboken election might still drag on – but cross your fingers it doesn’t. Hopefully, we’ll have at least a two-month reprieve from frequent politicking before the frenzy picks back up for the May 2011 Hoboken Ward Election.
City Cancels Senior Shuttle on Election Day
File under: “Strange but true.”
The City of Hoboken announced yesterday that the shuttle buses will NOT be in operation during election day. Some senior citizens rely on that mode of transport to take them to the polling stations.
Keep your eyes open for shady election offenses
- Electioneering: It is a crime under State law to electioneer within 100 feet of the outside entrance of the polling place up to and including the polling room. There can be no campaign signs or material in this area and no one can campaign on behalf of any candidate or public question.
- Fraudulent Voting: It is a crime under federal and State law to attempt to vote or vote knowing you are not entitled to vote, or to provide false information when registering to vote or voting. You are not permitted to vote more than once in an election.
- Conspiracy: It is a federal crime to conspire to deprive voters of a fair election. If anyone is harassing you or improperly interfering with your right to vote, ask the board worker for assistance.
Vote by Mail explained
Many residents still don’t understand the Vote-by-Mail changes that the State made. Some are even still referring to them as “Absentee Ballots,” which is incorrect and further confuses the public. See this informative interview Robert Giles, Director of the NJ Division of Elections gave about the subject:
Enjoy your day!