TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY TO REGISTER… HERE’S YOUR ELECTION RESOURCES

…unless your associated with ACORN: they have a “special” way of doing things…

Information and resources
Division of Elections (sign in to access your voter registration account)

Polling place Search Type in your address

Voter Registration Forms, by County

Poll worker Application Form

Other Dates:

October 14
Last Day to Register to Vote for the Upcoming General Election
(21 days before the General Election)
Last day to register for upcoming General Election.

N.J.S.A. 19:31-6

October 21
Filing of Appointments or Applications for Challengers
(Second Tuesday before General Election)
On or before this date, the appointment of or application for challengers shall be filed with the county board.

N.J.S.A. 19:7-3, N.J.S.A. 19:12-7

October 27
Voter Registry List – Certification and Transmission
(8 days prior to the General Election)
On or before this date, the commissioner of registration shall certify and transmit to the county clerk a complete list of all registered voters.

N.J.S.A. 19:31-18

VISIT THE CALENDAR HERE

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Monmouth County: County to oust department head

Monmouth County government officials have decided to oust the head of the Shade Tree Department from the $78,000-per-year job when the position comes up for reappointment in two weeks — though Middletown resident Gary Lovallo said the department “made significant strides” in the two years he was superintendent.

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To garner much needed Toll hike support from 2 Middlesex senators, Corzine switches route of MOM Rail Service. More politics at its best…

Ocean freeholders say Corzine did not play fair on MOM line

TOMS RIVER — Angry Ocean County freeholders said today Gov. Corzine put one over on them, appearing to promise $250 million in state aid to restore passenger rail service through Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties just days before he cut Middlesex out of the alignment.

“He wasn’t honest and I was not surprised. He was too careful with his words,” admitted Freeholder John P. Kelly, saying Corzine would not commit to spending the money on the MOM line when pressed at a meeting with county and local officials just prior to his Feb. 2 hearing on his plan to hike tolls 800 percent to end the state’s fiscal woes.

“It was hardball politics,” insisted Freeholder Gerry P. Little, explaining that any chance Corzine has of getting the Legislature to approve the increases on the state’s three toll roads depends on every Democratic vote.

Two state senators from Middlesex County are part of the shaky support for the toll package, Little said.

The passenger rail line is unpopular with officials in Middlesex, so Corzine switched to a route for the passenger service running to Red Bank, where commuters could connect with the North Jersey Coast Line to get to Newark and New York.

State officials said today that although what Corzine expressed was his personal preference Sunday, the Middlesex route will continue to be analyzed as one of the three in an environmental impact study because that’s required as part of the pro-cess to qualify for federal funding.

Ocean Freeholder James F. Lacey said it makes no sense to send travelers “north to go south” on passenger trains, insisting the MOM alignment connects with the main line running north and south.

“He’s in a terrible situation,” Lacey said, referring to Corzine, but added that all the studies done on the rail link’s three possible routes and a recent public opinion poll support the MOM alignment.

Kelly complained that the state will not invest in roads in the county, refusing to dualize Route 9, forcing people to use the Garden State Parkway, where tolls will soon soar.

“I don’t know what happened in a week,” said Lacey of the shift in Corzine’s perceived support for the MOM line.

Monmouth County freeholders make appointments

A Rumson banker was among the dozens of residents appointed to terms on volunteer boards and committees by the Monmouth County freeholders at the start of the year.

Charles T. Parton was tabbed for a position on the Monmouth County Improvement Authority. He will fill an unexpired term ending on Feb. 1, 2010. All the appointment and reappointment votes at the county government’s Jan. 3 annual organization were unanimous.

The Monmouth County Improvement Authority was established in 1986 as a conduit to cost-saving alternatives to the traditional methods of public capital finance for municipalities, boards of education, local and regional utility authorities and other local and county government entities, according to its chairman, Al Rosenthal.

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Freehold: 2 county election offices combined

Yet another reason why your voice matters. It’s the elected officials that think they can continue to just do as they please, and forget who they actually serve

Freeholders’ action opposed

FREEHOLD — The Monmouth County freeholders Thursday ordered the immediate consolidation of the operations of the Board of Elections and the Superintendent of Elections, saying state statute gives them the power to do so.

However, Board of Elections Chairwoman Leah Falk said she believes the consolidation is not proper and stems from a stalemate she said the board has had with the freeholders over hiring authority. Falk said she is seeking advice from the state Attorney General’s Office on whether the consolidation can be halted.

David Wald, spokesman for Attorney General Anne Milgram, said, “This decision is under review by our office.”

Falk, who is a Democrat, had said she was concerned that Republican Freeholder William C. Barham, the board’s former director, was interfering in board operations. The conflict escalated last week when a longtime Republican activist, Mary Fran Lane, was assigned from a Hall of Records position to the Board of Elections. Falk said she opposed the transfer.

But Barham said the freeholder board, which has a Republican majority, made the choice to consolidate in a “bipartisan manner,” and Democrat John D’Amico Jr. said, “I’m glad we’re moving forward.”

“There was no meddling,” Barham said.

“I think we all agree it’s an unfortunate situation with the presidential primary in New
Jersey coming up on Feb. 5,” D’Amico said.

Wald said the configuration of elections offices varies from county to county.

In Monmouth County, Hedra Siskel is the elections superintendent, a position that includes an office staff and is under the direction of the attorney general. The superintendent enforces election laws, acts as the registration commissioner, and has custody of the county’s voting machines, among other duties.

The Board of Elections — which is overseen by four commissioners appointed by the freeholders — has its own staff and is responsible for the selection of polling places, enforcement of accessibility laws, creation and maintenance of election districts, regulation of challengers, and the appointment and training of board workers. The board, made up of two Republicans and two Democrats, also oversees absentee ballot matters and tallies provisional ballots.

The five people working for the Board of Elections “are absolutely demoralized” by the freeholders’ order, Falk said.

We don’t know who their boss is,” she said.

Barham disputed that. He said county Human Services personnel had been to the elections office and explained the new arrangement.

Offices for both the board and superintendent are in the same building on Halls Mill Road, Freehold Township.

Freeholder’s statement

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New Jersey, Jan 19th: GOP Presidential Candidates Roundtable & Straw Poll

NJ: It’s time to show our support. Lets prove to the GOP, FOXNEWS, TALKRADIO and all our local news stations and papers:

Giuliani IS NOT number one in NJ!

Conservatives With Attitude

Presents

Conservative Leadership Brunch

2008 GOP Presidential Candidates

Roundtable & Straw Poll

Saturday January 19th 2008 @ 10:30am

Hampton Inn, Rt. 9 North Woodbridge, New Jersey

All 5 GOP Presidential campaigns have confirmed.

Speaking on behalf of the 2008 Presidential Candidates:
Assemblyman-elect Jay Webber will be representing Governor Mitt Romney
Bill Spadea will be representing Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Dr. Murray Sabrin will be representing Congressman Ron Paul
Peter Kane will be representing Governor Mike Huckabee
Assemblyman Guy Gregg will be representing Fred Thompson

Event Flier info and Registration
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