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Vote Montclair launches referendum petition for municipal election date change

A 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 turnout and engagement. The new petition, which can be found here, would put Montclair on trackContinue 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 Montclair

Politics 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 popularly elected will likely be no different. Because of this, I would like to be asContinue 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 Montclair

The 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 notice that the petition had been declared “sufficient.” This means that, barring a successful legal challengeContinue reading “Referendum on elected BOE headed to November ballot in Montclair”

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