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Polling Stations Ready in Verona, Cedar Grove

All locations are open in both towns with the exception of F.N. Brown School in Verona.

Both Verona and Cedar Grove townships are ready to handle elections tomorrow despite losing power for days after Hurricane Sandy.

With the exception of the F.N. Brown School, all Verona polling areas will be open for voters.

“District Seven voters who normally vote at F.N. Brown are to vote at Verona High School, 151 Fairview Ave.,” police said.

Regular polling stations at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, 600 Bloomfield Ave. and Forest Avenue Elementary School, 118 Forest Ave. will be open.

Verona will be voting for Board of Education candidates, who are running unopposed. A question will also be posed to voters on whether kindergarteners should have full school days.

Currently, kindergarteners attend school until 12:30 p.m. in a three-quarters day session. 

“There have been some concerned parents that want to go to a full day and we agreed that if voters support it, then we would be happy to have it,” said Superintendent Steven Forte

All Cedar Grove polling stations will be up and running for the election.

“Everything is open,” said municipal clerk Kathleen Stutz.

Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., she said.

Cedar Grove residents will be voting for Board of Education candidates, also running unopposed.

Cedar Grove polling locations are:

Residents will also head to the polls to elect congressional and county officials, as well as vote on other ballot items:

  • Essex County SheriffSheriff Armando Fontoura, a Democrat, will square off against Orlando Mendez.
  • 11th Congressional DistrictLongtime Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, who faced no opposition in the GOP primary, will take on Democratic challenger and former Roseland mayor John Arvanites, who also had no opponents in the primary. 
  • U.S. Senate: Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey's junior senator who was appointed in 2006 to fill Jon Corzine's seat, takes on Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos, who easily defeated three opponents in the primary.
  • U.S. President: President Barack Obama will face former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Suzann Frattolillo Gemelos November 06, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Just wanted to report the very disappointing experience we had this morning in Cedar Grove NJ. My mother-in-law is a displaced Asbury Park NJ resident staying at my house due to Sandy. She came with us to vote this morning and was turned away. She was told that she must go to a polling place in Monmouth county in order to vote. This is clearly not what was stated in the Directive Expanding Ability of Displaced Voters to Vote 1. A displaced voter may vote by provisional ballot at any polling place in the State. a. All ballots must be counted by the Board of Elections in the voter's county of registration. b. If a voter casts a ballot in a county other than the voter’s county of registration, the Board of Election in receipt of the provisional ballot must deliver it to the Commissioner of Registration of the voter’s county of registration by overnight mail or hand delivery. When she informed them that she had no way to get to Monmouth county they told her that they guessed she could not vote then. Clearly this shows a lack of training and misinformation on the part of the poll workers. Very Disappointed, Suzann Gemelos
Suzann Frattolillo Gemelos November 06, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Update: After a second trip to the polls with a printed out copy of the above directive we were almost turned away again, however, a gentleman working there who had not been there this morning had actually read the directives before and explained them to the other poll workers and allowed her to vote. Thank you to that gentleman.

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