Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Parsippany's James Vigilante again accuses fellow township resident Ann Grossi of publicly disrespecting his Air Force service.
Morris County Clerk Republican Party candidate James Vigilante says his U.S. Air Force service was attacked again by fellow candidate Ann Grossi. Vigilante, a nine-time decorated Air Force veteran and current Air Force reservist from Parsippany, appeared at a candidates' debate held at the Montville Senior House late last week. He claimed Grossi’s campaign manager, Steve Roman, sat among the audience and fired questions at Vigilante regarding his military service. According to the candidate, Roman asked Vigilante about the $125 per day he earns as a reservist first sergeant and then criticized him for accepting pay from the military while also trying to run for a government position. Vigilante recently announced that if he wins the clerk's…
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 …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The newly re-elected Chatham Borough Councilmen write in to thank the voters for their support.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Thank you Chatham for your strong support. We are once again honored to be your elected representatives on The Chatham Borough Council. We will continue to do our very best to meet and exceed your expectations while working to keep Chatham Borough a wonderful place to live. We wish to thank our opponent, Michael Yodice, for his community spirit and willingness to get involved in the affairs of the Borough. We applaud his sense of selflessness and hope that he will continue to offer his time, energy and talent to the service of Chatham Borough and our residents. This community runs on the strength and energy of our citizen volunteers. We hope that a significant number of Chatham Borough residents will continue to volunteer and we encourage…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The two incumbents defeated Democrat Michael Yodice by nearly 900 votes each.
Sitting Councilmen Len Resto and John Holman were elected to serve second terms representing the residents of Chatham Borough Tuesday. Resto said he was "honored to be once again serve the people of Chatham." He earned the most votes out of the three candidates, winning 2,641 votes total. Councilman John Holman, who earned 2,602 votes Tuesday, said he hardly paid attention to the local election during the day. Instead, he said, he was focused on trying to get power restored to his neighborhood. "I spent the afternoon riding around with Officer Robert Sweetin as the houses came back on," Holman said. As of Tuesday evening, power was restored to several homes in Holman's neighborhood—but not yet to his own home. Two seats on the council were…
Republican candidate won by about 71 percent of the vote.
Republican Kevin Sullivan will join the Chatham Township Committee for a three-year term starting in January. Township Administrator Thomas E. Ciccarone said Sullivan took in 2,968 votes to Democratic candidate Richard Erich Templin's 1,194 votes. Sullivan's margin of victory is about 71 percent. Sullivan declined to comment after the results came in. Tom Basta, the chairman of the Chatham Township Republican Committee, said he was "very pleased at the results of the elections ... It feels so good that so many people, despite the difficulties of the storm, came out and supported our candidate." Ciccarone also said about 200 ballots were cast for write-in candidates. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took in the majority of votes in …
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …
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ACLU asks Superior Court judge to intervene, high volume of application requests extends deadline for email, fax ballots.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The deadline for electronic voting has been extended after email and fax ballots caused headaches Tuesday throughout the state. A high volume of requests overwhelmed county officials, including in Morris where the chairman of the Morris County Board of Elections told NJ.com it may take weeks to determine the outcome of some close local elections. Morris County issues began to surface on Monday when it was discovered some information on the county clerk's website directing voters not able to get to the polls was either inaccurate or misleading, NJ.com reported. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey also plans to file an emergency petition requesting a state Superior Court judge in Essex County to intervene to force the state to …
Despite the consolidation of polling places in Chatham Township, lines were short and voters said poll workers were efficient.
Chatham Township voters described the polls at the Green Village Fire Department as organized and with short or no lines Tuesday morning Brian George, who usually votes at Corpus Christi Church, said depsite the consolidation of five polling places into one location, the poll workers were "very efficient" and "well-organized." Township Clerk Greg LaConte said he had reports of congestion at the two polling places, which he said was not surprising since each polling place had more than double the usual number of districts to manage. "The consolidation of polling places ... has created some parking issues, but aside from that things have been working as effectively as they can, given the situation," LaConte said. LaConte advised residents to…
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012