Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The County released final results Wednesday, including provisional and mail-in ballots.
The Bergen County Clerk’s office released final election results Wednesday from the Nov. 6 general election, and in Fort Lee’s races for seats on the Board of Education and Borough Council, there were no surprises. The unofficial results on election night, with mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, showed incumbent Councilman and current Council president Joseph Cervieri as the top vote getter with 6,318. His running mate, incumbent Councilman Harvey Sohmer, received 6,271 votes. Both of those numbers were easily enough to call the race in their favor, with Republican challengers Thomas A. Bennett and Peter B. “Mack” Campbell receiving 3,458 and 3,285 votes respectively. The unofficial results in the race for three seats on …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Officials may have to use generators to power a few of the borough’s polling locations for the election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, but as of Friday, they say people can vote where they normally vote.
Updated Monday based on Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich's public notice of Nov. 4. It may be the last thing on most people’s minds in the aftermath of Sandy, with gas still a challenge to get and thousands of residents still without power, but Fort Lee officials said that there will be no changes in polling locations for the election on Tuesday. “All residents can vote at their normal location,” said Borough Clerk Neil Grant, adding that officials will be using generators to power three locations. The Bergen County Board of Elections on Sunday evening released a revised town-by-town list of polling station adjustments, but there were no changes in Fort Lee. “I don’t think we’re going to have any problems,” said Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Those who haven't yet can do so by Oct. 16. Here are some resources.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The general election may not be until Nov. 6, but those who want to make their voices heard and haven't registered yet have even less time to make sure they can hit the polls. Registration must be received in New Jersey by at least 21 days before the election. That means that the deadline is Oct. 16. Those who haven't registered yet can head to register online before the deadline at rockthevote.com. Those in the military and overseas can visit the website of the Federal Voting Assistance program to get started.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The BOE is holding a public hearing on the new school election law next week.
On Monday, Feb. 6, the Fort Lee Board of Education’s regular business meeting in the Fort Lee School No. 1 “all purpose room” will include a public hearing on New Jersey’s new school election law, which allows school districts to move school board elections to the date of the general election in November if they stay within the state’s 2 percent cap on property tax increases. The State Department of Education last week released a list of frequently asked questions regarding the new law (see attached PDF or click here). “The Commissioners of the Department of Education and the Department of Community Affairs are encouraging school districts and municipalities, respectively, to take advantage of this new law,” Bergen County Superintendent of…
Friday, September 23, 2011
The deadline to register is Oct. 18; here are five things you should know
Below are fives things you should know about registering to vote in November’s General Election: Number one Tuesday, Oct. 18, is the last day for residents to register to vote for the November 8 General Election in the State of New Jersey, according to information posted on the Borough of Fort Lee’s website and originating from the Bergen County Superintendent of Elections. Number two You have to be an American Citizen, at least 18 (on or before November 8, 2011) and a resident of Bergen County by October 18, 2011. County residents can register to vote at the Office of the Superintendent of Elections, at One Bergen County Plaza, Room 380, in Hackensack. The Hackensack office is offering extended hours on Oct. 18: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can …