Elections

April 1, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – A new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday will give voters more opportunities to cast their ballots at their convenience, through early, in-person voting starting with the 2021 primary election.  “While other states are looking to find ways to keep their citizens from ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – Peter Murphy, the Chairman of the Passaic County Regular Republican Organization, announced the Republican nominees for County Surrogate and County Commissioner at a meeting in Paterson this past week. Wayne resident and former Fifth Ward Councilwoman, Aileen Rivera will be ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - Incumbent Passaic County Commissioners Cassandra “Sandi” Lazzara, John Bartlett and Assad Akhter will be joined on the Democratic ticket by Zoila Cassanova who will be the Democratic party’s candidate for surrogate, Passaic County Democratic Chairman John Currie announced ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Pointing to 31 votes that he believes were cast improperly, former Third Ward Councilman Bill McKoy has contested the results of the November 3 election that pitted him against Alex Mendez. The contest was a redo of the May 12 election that a judge nullified after voting ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An effort to conduct a recount in the 3rd Ward election has hit another snag, with at least 50 ballots unaccounted for. Sources with the campaigns of both current Councilman Alex Mendez and former Councilman Bill McKoy confirmed for TAPinto Paterson the discrepancy was discovered ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Fireworks filled the sky over the Second Ward Tuesday night as dozens of local residents joined together to celebrate the swearing in of Councilman Shahin Khalique. Khalique was returned to the city’s legislative body after a do-over election was ordered by a judge when May’s contest ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Candidates vying for two city council seats in Paterson are urging patience as the Passaic County Board of Elections continues to count ballots. As of Friday, the board had tallied up 43% of the total votes cast in the county, leaving more than half of the ballots still left to be ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Besides casting ballots for president, senator and congressional representatives, Paterson voters were faced with elections for two city council seats and three board of education terms. As part of an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive ...

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Confusion, suspicion, voter hostility and computer glitches: it’s all in a day’s work for the folks staffing New Jersey’s election boards. This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This article is ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Nearly three dozen volunteers took to the streets of Paterson Friday seeking to help residents exercise their rights by registering to vote in the upcoming election. The deadline to submit voter registration forms is Tuesday. For Board of Education Commissioner Manny Martinez, the ...

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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 Wednesday. “Vote-by-mail is not new in New Jersey and takes on the added importance of protecting both ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Nov. 3 general election will be held overwhelmingly via a vote-by-mail model as per an executive order forthcoming from Gov. Phil Murphy, who says this is the safest way to ensure the voting process during the COVID-19 pandemic. All registered New Jersey voters will receive ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An attorney for former Third Ward Councilman William “Bill” McKoy has asked a judge to take action after two Paterson political operatives, Henry Sosa and Santos R. Joaquin, failed to appear for depositions on Tuesday. According to a letter by Scott D. Salmon, Esq., that was ...

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PATERSON, NJ – While the Paterson City Council acted earlier this week to fill the 2nd Ward Council seat on an interim basis the appointee, Gilman Chowdhury, has indicated he only intends to serve until a permanent replacement is elected in a November special election. As of Thursday, five ...

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PATERSON, NJ - More than a month after the New Jersey primary election was originally scheduled, and as officials continue to review the results of May's local election, Paterson residents are headed back to the ballot box — figuratively speaking, that is. In response to the coronavirus ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Councilman Alex Mendez won’t be sworn in at noon Wednesday, but he will be in front of Paterson City Hall “with the people,” he said in a Facebook Live video just a couple of hours after a Passaic County Judge upheld his Tuesday decision to keep the seat vacant. “What happened to ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Who delivered what and where was immaterial to a decision to prevent Third Ward Councilman Elect Alex Mendez from being sworn in as originally scheduled at noon, Passaic County Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela declared moments ago. His Tuesday decision, which he reiterated in ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez will not be sworn in to the Third Ward Council seat Wednesday. The ruling, pending an appeal that is expected to be filed by Mendez’s attorney, came from Passaic County Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela in a hearing that was streamed live and viewed by ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An attorney for Third Ward Councilman William “Bill” McKoy filed a “supplement” to their previous request for a judge to prevent Councilman-Elect Alext Mendez from being sworn in on July 1. After a recount of the ballots Mendez leads McKoy by a count of 1,598 to 1,358.  In the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Citing the more than 19 percent of ballots that were rejected, President Donald Trump has declared that the May 12 election held in “Patterson” was a “Fraud.” In the late Sunday tweet Trump misspelled the name of New Jersey’s 3rd largest city, one of the nation’s most historically ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a detailed legal filing reviewed by TAPinto Paterson, Third Ward Councilman Bill McKoy has asked a judge to disallow Alex Mendez, the certified winner of the May 12 election contest, from being sworn in to the position on July 1. In a statement, McKoy clarified that he was not ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Third Ward Councilman Elect Alex Mendez issued an invitation to residents to join him at Paterson City Hall on July 1 where he expects to be sworn in to the seat two separate ballot counts indicate he won on May 12. The message, via Facebook Live, came just hours after Mendez, as ...

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TRENTON, NJ - First Ward Councilman Michael Jackson and Third Ward Councilman Alex Mendez have been charged with voting fraud, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has announced. Two other men, Shelim Khalique, Wayne, and Abu Razyen, Prospect Park, were also charged in connection with their ...

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TRENTON, NJ - First Ward Councilman Michael Jackson and Third Ward Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez have been charged with several crimes following an investigation into voting fraud, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has announced. Two other men, Shelim Khalique and Abu Razyen were also ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a court filing Councilman Bill McKoy has called for a redo of the 3rd Ward election that pitted him against former Councilman Alex Mendez. After a recount of the ballots Mendez leads McKoy by a count of 1,598 to 1,358.  Three other candidates, Sharrieff Bugg, Robyn Spencer, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Presumptive 3rd Ward Councilman Alex Mendez has asked federal authorities to investigate Paterson’s recent vote-by-mail election, claiming there were attempts to suppress the vote of Hispanic residents. During a press conference Wednesday morning on the steps of City Hall, Mendez ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Citing the vast number of uncounted ballots, “a considerable number of additional irregularities” that are reported to have occurred during the election, and the belief that federal and state authorities are already conducting their own investigations into the Paterson municipal ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Councilman William McKoy, the longest serving member of the Paterson’s legislative body, is seeking a recount after vote totals showed Alex Mendez, a former councilman and mayoral candidate, beating him out by 245 votes in the 3rd Ward contest. Filed in Passaic County Superior ...

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PATERSON, NJ - According to unofficial results, former Councilman, and mayoral candidate, Alex Mendez will return to the Paterson City Council when the body reorganizes July 1. While Mendez appears to have bested his nearest competitor Bill McKoy, the body’s longest serving member, by 245 votes, ...

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