Monday, December 17, 2012
Hundreds of Westwood residents donated money to Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's campaigns, totaling twice as much money as residents from Hillsdale and Washington Township combined.
Westwood residents donated twice as much to presidential campaigns as residents of Hillsdale and Washington Township combined. Residents from Westwood donated a total of more than $100,000 compared to about $30,000 from Hillsdale and $20,000 from Washington Township residents. More Westwood residents voted for Barack Obama than Mitt Romney and the majority of Hillsdale voters picked Romney, but the campaign contributions from those towns favored opposite candidates. Westwood residents donated about $30,000 more to Romney's campaign than they did to Obama's, while Hillsdale residents donated more to Obama than Romney. In Washington Township, Romney received the majority of the votes and the majority of financial contributions from residents…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
One seat was won by just 31 votes in the close election.
Hillsdale Democrats took all four seats that were up for election this year, according to the official results released by Bergen County Wednesday. On election night, it had appeared that all four Democrats — Larry Meyerson, Jason DeGise, Tom Kelley and Chris Looes — had won their seats on the council, but Republican incumbent Marie Hanlon was just 49 votes behind. She ended up even closer, just 31 votes behind Jason DeGise. The official results, including provisional and mail-in ballots are: Three-year term (2): Two-year unexpired term (1): One-year unexpired term (1): The reorganization meeting is scheduled for January 6 at 1 p.m. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.Leggate@patch.com, or find us on Facebook …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A majority of Westwood voters supported President Barack Obama, while the majority of Hillsdale voters favored Governor Mitt Romney in Tuesday's election.
Hillsdale residents favored Mitt Romney and Westwood residents preferred Barack Obama in the presidential election Tuesday, according to unofficial results released by the towns. The margins were close in both towns. In Hillsdale, 2,613 voters picked Romney and 2,359 picked Obama. In Westwood, 2,482 picked Obama and 2,362 picked Romney. Mail-in and provisional ballots had not yet been counted. Conversely, Democrats won all or most of the Hillsdale Council seats and Republicans took the two Westwood Council seats, according to unofficial results. Numbers from Washington Township were not immediately available. The results were similar to those from the last presidential election, when 2,953 Hillsdale voters chose John McCain and 2,814 chose…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Unofficial results Tuesday had Democrats Larry Meyerson, Jason DeGise, Tom Kelley and Chris Looes taking all four council seats.
Hillsdale Democrats likely took most or all of the four seats up for election on the borough council Tuesday, but at least one of the races was too close to call based on unofficial results. Republican incumbents Marie Hanlon, Anthony DeRosa, Frank Pizzella and John MacEwen, Democrat challengers Larry Meyerson, Jason DeGise, Tom Kelley and Chris Looes and independent candidate Jim Moldow were seeking the four available seats. The four seats included two three-year terms, one two-year unexpired term and one one-year unexpired term. The preliminary totals, which include votes cast in borough polling locations but not mail-in or provisional ballots, have Meyerson with 2,178 votes, DeGise with 2,176 votes, Hanlon with 2,127 votes, DeRosa with …
Peter Grefrath and Ray Arroyo were each ahead of their opponents by several hundred votes after unofficial results were tallied Tuesday night.
Peter Grefrath and Ray Arroyo were declaring victory in their run for the Westwood Council Tuesday night after unofficial results put them each ahead of their opponents by several hundred votes. Republicans Arroyo and Grefrath, an incumbent, and Democrats Ruth "Angel" Nass and David Fischer sought the two available seats. "We went up against tow very good competitors in this election," Grefrath said. Nass said she did not expect mail-in and provisional ballots would be able to turn the results into her favor. Fischer could not immediately be reached for comment. The preliminary totals, which include votes cast in borough polling locations but not mail-in or provisional ballots, have Grefrath with 2,506 votes, Arroyo with 2,353 votes, …
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 …
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 …
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The NJ News Commons has set up an NJ Voter Problem Hotline — 732-903-VOTE — which will be monitored continuously by students at Montclair State University during polling hours on Tuesday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The NJ News Commons, joined by news organizations across the state, is running a public service campaign to provide real-time voting information following the destruction of superstorm Sandy, and to monitor voting problems in the state. The NJ News Commons has set up an NJ Voter Problem Hotline — 732-903-VOTE — which will be monitored continuously by students at Montclair State University during polling hours on Tuesday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters with problems can also record their issues directly on a Crowdmap — NJVote.crowdmap.com — and our student operators will also map voting problems recorded on our hotline. NJ News Commons is also running a live blog — #NJVote — which will pull in the latest tweets, photos, stories and official …
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy.