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Will Vote By Mail Ballots Be Counted Tonight?

MMM is hearing that there is a movement within at least three county Boards of Elections to stop counting Vote-By-Mail ballots that are in house at 10 pm tonight, rather than complete the count on election day, as is required by statute.

A Court Order is required to stop the count of VBM ballots, according to Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giodano Hanlon.

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Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Turnout is very high in Monmouth County

Reports from all parts of Monmouth County indicate a historically high turnout for the mid-term election today.  As of noon, some Middletown voting districts had a turnout of 50% of all registered voters.

In Neptune, as of 10 am, 3287 voters had turned out, which I’m told is 45% of the total turnout in 2014.

The turnout in a Manalapan district exceed the 2014 turnout as of noon.

There were lines to vote in Freehold Township, Long Branch and Howell this morning.

GOP U.S. Senate candidate visited the New Monmouth Diner in Middletown this morning.  He said good turnout is good for Democracy and that he’s been hearing encouraging  anecdotes from throughout the state.

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Posted: November 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

In Highlands, Carolyn Broullon and John Urbanski are the best choices for council

Carolyn Broullon and John Urbanski

By Art Gallagher

When the September deadline for candidates to submit their petitions for Highlands’ non-partisan municipal elections passed, many in town were disappointed and concerned that there were only three candidates to choose from for the two seats.

Council President Carolyn Broullon is an obvious choice for reelection.  It’s hard to believe Broullon is finishing only her first term. She as accomplished a great deal in her three years on the council and has made a positive difference in the community.

Friends of former Councilman John Urbanski have launched a Write-In campaign to draft Urbanski into service.  I’m writing John in and I urge my neighbors in town to do the same. Johnny says he’s willing.  We all know he’s able.

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Posted: November 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Josh Welle prepares to fight the enemy in food stores and restaurants

Candidate chants for victory In Jackson and Allentown–towns he called racist

The congressional candidate who proclaimed last winter that the people of Howell, Jackson, Allentown and Millstone “are not there yet” in the fight against racism and discrimination, this week visited Jackson and told his small group of supporters gathered in private home that there are enemies in this country lurking in food stores and restaurants.

sign language for crazy

Josh Welle, the young Virginia registered voter trying to turn his life around by getting elected to congress in New Jersey, told the guests of Jackson resident Henry Walker that he is one of 20-25 military veterans throughout the country who are running for congress “… because some of the enemies are here in our own country. “Now they don’t wear a uniform,” Welle said with bended knee, “and you don’t always know what the look like, but you can hear it,” he said as he used the international sign language gesture for crazy, “you can sense it at a food store or at a restaurant.”

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Posted: November 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

O’Scanlon: Kiley and Scharfenberger are the right choice for Freeholder  

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon

As we prepare to go to the polls next Tuesday, I encourage Monmouth County residents to cast your votes for Freeholder for my friends Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger.

Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger have each demonstrated their abilities to deliver extraordinary government services while saving the taxpayers money.  Throughout their lives, they have conducted themselves with dignity and integrity.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Extended Hours At Elections Office In Freehold

The Monmouth County Clerk’s Election Office and the Board of Elections Office, both located at 300 Halls Mills Road in Freehold Township, have extended their hours to accommodate voters who are not able to make it to the polls on Tuesday.

These offices are open Friday November 2 from 8:30 a.m.till 8 p.m. and on Saturday November 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registered voters can apply for a Vote by Mail ballot at the Clerk’s Office and then go down the hall to the Board of Elections office to cast their ballot during these hours and on Monday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

By NJ law, the deadline to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot is 3 .pm. on Monday.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Hibell Calls Shenanigans On Walsh Abusing Her Board of Education Post, Exploiting Kids

Committeeman Rick Hibell

Middletown Township Committeeman Rich Hibell accused his Democrat opponent, Board of Education member Danielle Walsh, of abusing her position of on the BOE by officially recognizing her campaign volunteers for academic acheivement and for the widespread use of photos of Middletown school children for political purposes without their parents permission.

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Posted: October 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

Red Bank Democrats: Clancy Hates Dumbbells And Dead Weights

In an effort to distract from their decades long failure as shepherds of Red Bank residents’ property tax dollars, as documented in the management consultant’s report covered by RedBankGreen and the TwoRiverTimes, the borough’s Democrats and accusing GOP Council Candidate and local Party Chairman Michael Clancy of making racist statements about weight lifting equipment.

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Posted: October 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Cook Report: NJ Senate Race Is Toss Up

U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin, Kathy Hugin and Monmouth Freeholder candidates Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger in Red Bank this week

New Jersey could elect a Republican to the United State Senate on November 6 for the first time since Diff’rent Strokes debuted on NBC-TV.

The Cook Political Report this morning moved its rating of the campaign between Senator Bob Menendez and GOP nominee Bob Hugin from “Lean Democrat” to “Toss Up.”

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Posted: October 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Best Local Political Post Of The Silly Season (So Far)

The phrase “silly season” is usually used with regret to explain or justify slanderous demagoguery between local politicians trying to convince their neighbors that their opponent, another neighbor, is a dangerous criminal with a communicable disease.

Our friends in Atlantic Highlands, Brian Boms, Jim Murphy and Kim Spatola, have put the silly back in silly season.  Well done!

Posted: October 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Best Local Political Post Of The Silly Season (So Far)