Standing tall for voting rights and honest elections – Thursday night 7:00 PM
From the desk of City Council President Jen Giattino:
As the lively debate on Mile Square View makes clear, Reformers have strong opinions. On a
variety of issues, from Affordable Housing and other Development priorities to Charter Schools
and Rent Control we do have our differences. But when it comes to Honest Elections,
Reformers speak with one voice:
Every Hoboken voter has the right to vote his or her own ballot, in private, and free from
coercion. And every Hoboken voter has the right to know that each elec<on result is honest,
with no ballots being bought or sold.
Sadly, in years past, Hoboken elections have not always met this test. Loyal readers of MSV
know all too well about paid ‘workers,’ allegations of vote buying, and questionable funding,
unreported on ELEC forms.
But in 2013, the Board of Elections did its job and rejected
literally hundreds of tainted ballots. And when an attempt was made to have those ballots
counted anyway, Renee Steinhagen, of New Jersey Appleseed, gave countless hours of her time
to ensure the Board’s proper rejection of tainted ballots was upheld.
No matter how you feel about the outcome of this election, Renee’s work was crucial in
cleaning up the conduct of all Hoboken elections for years to come.
Please join me, Hoboken City Council President Jen Giattino to thank and support Renee
Steinhagen, of New Jersey Appleseed for her successful efforts.
Host: Jen and Joe Giattino