Strike a blow against voter suppression in Montclair!
Our official petition for a referendum on having Montclair hold its municipal elections in November rather than May has launched.
Montclair is one of the few remaining New Jersey municipalities where mayors choose BOE members. We are on the way to changing that in 2021.
Municipal Election Reform
We’re working to move our Township’s next municipal elections from May to November, to raise voter turnout, which is a fraction of that in most American towns.
In addition to these and other special initiatives Vote Montclair will be working year-round to increase voter engagement and election integrity.
- Vote Montclair launches referendum petition for municipal election date changeA month after the successful conclusion of its effort to put schoolboard democracy on this November’s ballot, Vote Montclair has launched a petition initiative aimed at moving the Township’s quadrennial municipal elections from May to November, to increase voter turnoutContinue reading “Vote Montclair launches referendum petition for municipal election date change”
- An inside look at the finances of the campaign for an elected board of education in MontclairPolitics in Montclair—and especially politics surrounding public education—often involve claims and counter-claims about the money raised and spent to further one or another candidate or cause. The upcoming referendum on reclassifying the Township’s board of education from mayoral-appointed to popularlyContinue reading “An inside look at the finances of the campaign for an elected board of education in Montclair”
- Referendum on elected BOE headed to November ballot in MontclairThe movement to have Montclair join the 97% of New Jersey municipalities where voters rather than politicians choose who sits on the local board of education has reached a key milestone, with Township Clerk Angelese Bermúdez Nieves giving official noticeContinue reading “Referendum on elected BOE headed to November ballot in Montclair”
What Montclarions Are Saying
“I’m a Montclair resident who previously lived in South Orange, where every year voters get their say on who sits on the BOE. Montclair may have a lot going for it, but on voter participation in education for now South Orange and Maplewood clearly have the edge.” — Richard Eigen
Vote Montclair by the Numbers
average turnout in last three municipal elections
percentage of N.J. municipalities where mayors rather than voters choose school boards
percentage of N.J. towns and cities with “off-cycle” municipal elections in May
raised by Vote Montclair from outside interests