The needler in the haystack.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

(2017 Dem Primary) Monday's geography lesson: Where is Siberia?


"Siberia" is to the far right of the ballot;
the reason for the nickname is obvious.


As the 2017 Primary election process moves forward, today (April 17) is the drawing for ballot positions.

The candidates for county and state offices will draw for positions at 3:00 PM at the Union County Courthouse. Columns A and B are reserved for the nominees of those parties' official committees. Challengers (there are several, both Democratic and Republican) will fill out a number of the next columns.

Meanwhile, in Plainfield, Municipal Clerk 'AJ' Jalloh will conduct the drawing for ballot positions for the local candidates for City Council. (Candidates for City Committee will appear beneath Council candidates in the final ballot).

County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi will have to massage all this data into the final ballot form.

The Mapp team, including Joylette Mills-Ransome and Steve Hockaday, and running on the RDO ticket will appear in Column A or B, depending on the draw.

All other local candidates (Tracey Brown, Bridget Rivers and their respective running mates) will appear in columns way to the right of the final ballot form -- known by the nickname "Siberia" for obvious reasons. Could they be farther out than Column H? We shall have to wait and see.


  -- Dan Damon [follow]
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