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Thursday, October 25, 2012

LWV posts Council, Board of Ed candidate bios, answers to questions

 
 

Plainfield's chapter of the League of Women Voters has posted the local November slates on which voters will decide, with candidate bios and answers to the LWV's questions on its new website here.

Plainfield has probably got the most complicated ballot in New Jersey this November -- keeping County Clerk Joann Rajoppi and crew hard at work laying it all out so it fits on one intelligible paper ballot, as well as the voting machine screens.


In addition to the national races for President, Vice President and NJ Senator, there are County Freeholder races and New Jersey public questions and the local races.


Where it really gets complicated is the local portion of the ballot, which includes --


  • Partisan CITY COUNCIL election with two candidates for the Citywide at-large seat, and three candidates for the Ward 3 seat;

  • Nonpartisan BOARD OF ED election for with five candidates for three 3-year seats, plus two candidates for a one-year unexpired term;

  • Local Public Question on establishing a CHARTER STUDY COMMISSION (an up or down vote), and a

  • Nonpartisan election of COMMISSIONERS for the proposed Charter Study Commission, with seven candidates for five seats (the top five vote getters will comprise the Commission if the question passes)
The League of Women Voters will host candidate forums for all three local elections this Saturday, October 27, at the Plainfield Public Library.


-- Dan Damon [follow]


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dan, What time is the LWV event at the Library on Saturday?

Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

Dan: it's at Plainfield High School, not the Library. All info on LWV ofPlainfield blog. I believe you have a link. 10 to 11:30 am "Ready, Set, Vote" voter education program; noon to 1, charter question and candidates; 1:15 to 2:45, Board of Ed candidates; 3-5, council candidates.