Elections

September 30, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Every voter can help the General Election run as smoothly as possible by filling out and returning your General Election Vote-by-Mail ballot as soon as possible after you receive it. The following early voting methods are available now, and are in effect until the polls close at ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A ballot drop-off box has been installed in the Municipal Building parking lot near the entrance.  The box is under surveillance for security purposes, as seen by a camera overhead. In his most recent letter to the borough, Mayor Richard Goldberg expected that the county would ...

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NEW JERSEY — Less than two months from Election Day, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday said a new website will allow New Jersey residents to register to vote and track their mail-in ballot all while on the go or from the comfort of their home. “This online form is safe and secure, and can be accessed ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Responding to the news that the Trump campaign is suing New Jersey over mail-in voting, Gov. Phil Murphy went on the offensive during his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton today. “Vote-by-mail is not new in New Jersey and takes on the added importance of protecting both public ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County Clerk Danielle Ireland-Imhof, herself a Hawthorne resident, released guidance regarding the 2020 general election.  Imhof said that as per Governor Murphy's Executive Order #177, a vote-by-mail ballot will be sent to each "active, registered" voter.  "This Executive ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Three seats on the Hawthorne Board of Education are expiring this year and five candidates will appear on the ballot on Election Day.  Each of the current incumbents are seeking re-election: current president Mr. Michael Doyle, Mr. Anthony Puluse, and Mr. Joseph Carr.  ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Councilman Anand Shah wanted to be spending today's Primary Election Day reaching out to people and reminding them to cast their votes in Prospect Park.  Shah, however, was hospitalized and is in the care of the physicians at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair. Shah told ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - More than a month after the New Jersey primary election was originally scheduled, Hawthorne residents are finally headed to the ballot box — figuratively speaking, that is. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, this year’s primary election was postponed from June 2 to July 7 ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist, visiting lecturer at Princeton, and briefly a Congressional candidate in New Jersey's 12th district, has released an endorsement of the New Jersey Green Party candidates, which include Hawthorne Ward 3 candidate Craig Cayetano, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Today, June 16, is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming July 7 primary election. According to the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Elections, for someone in Hawthorne to register to vote, a person must be a US citizen, at least 17 years old but may not vote ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., representing New Jersey's 9th District which incorporates Hawthorne, Paterson, Clifton, Passaic, Haledon, and Prospect Park as its Passaic County municipalities, officially weighed in the race for the White House Wednesday with his endorsement of ...

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WEST DES MOINES, IA — When you are in Iowa on Caucus Day, you find a precinct to observe the process, because it is almost foreign to someone used to casting a ballot behind a curtain in a voting booth in New Jersey. Across The Hawkeye State there are 1,678 voting precincts, according to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Council has two important matters on the agenda for their meeting on Wednesday, January 22. The town's governing body will swear-in the new councilperson (name to be announced) for the Ward 3 council seat.  The interim appointment was necessitated following the ...

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker suspended his presidential campaign this morning, announcing his decision in an email blast and video message to supporters.  The state's junior Senator, who previously served as Mayor of Newark, was seeking the Democratic presidential nomination this year in a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On Friday, Passaic County electoral authorities gathered at the Passaic County Courthouse to conduct a supervised count of the vote-by-mail and provisional ballots for the razor-thin Ward 2 council race in Hawthorne.  After several hours, the uncertified results were returned as ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The unofficial results for the council race are in, as reported by the Passaic County Clerk's office.  These votes do not yet include the provisional ballots which could take up to two weeks to process. In Ward 1 will see the return of Councilman Joseph Wojtecki to his seat, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Ward 2 council race, which sets Republican Rayna Laiosa against Democrat Thomas Bushnauskas is "too close to call" according to the borough of Hawthorne. The unofficial results tallied at the Borough Clerk's Office shows Laiosa ahead of Bushnauskas by 9 votes, with 349 to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Pollsters and political scientists expect a low overall turn-out for the 2019 elections, given it is neither a national mid-term nor presidential election, but nevertheless, the elections on a local level will make very tangible impacts on the communities they serve.  In Hawthorne, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - To follow up on our previous council campaign finance report, the end-of-October reports for the Republican and Democratic council slates were looked over by TAPinto Hawthorne and are presented here. The GOP slate raised $3,000 since the last report in the first week of October, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - As Election Day draws nearer--that's Tuesday, November 5--TAPinto Hawthorne offers this glimpse at the campaigns in town from a financial perspective.  The information below was obtained through the 29-day filing reports, which indicate the reported activities up to early October.  ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County voters who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day will be able to cast their ballots via In-Person voting, Passaic County Clerk Danielle Ireland-Imhof has announced. While polls are open on Tuesday, November 5, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., registered voters can also ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – November 5, 2019 is Election Day and the Board of Elections of Passaic County is looking for your help in one of two ways:  they are inviting people to participate in a mock election, which will also help them test their new voting machines; and they are looking for people to ...

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