PATERSON, NJ- According to a Sunday robocall all Paterson public schools will be closed on Tuesday, to allow “all Paterson voters have free and unfettered access to their polling places.”

The decision, according to the message, was made in consultation school officials, the Paterson Education Association and Principal’s Association, the mayor’s office, and the Paterson Police Department.

“We hope all Paterson voters come out to vote on Tuesday, November 6,” the message concludes.

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Polling place are open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with voters having the opportunity to cast ballots for candidates running for Senate, Congress, County Clerk, Board of Freeholders, and Board of Education. In the city’s 6th Ward voters will also have the chance to select a candidate to fill the remainder of Mayor Andre’s Sayegh term which he vacated to serve in his new position.

Additionally, voters will be asked to vote on a ballot question to determine whether or not members of the Paterson Board of Education should continue to be elected or appointed by the Mayor of Paterson.


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