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Wanted: Poll workers at elections to protect voter integrity in Hoboken elections

Joint Press Release From the Republicans of Hoboken and Hoboken Democratic Party


Hoboken Republican and Democratic Chairs Urge Residents to Serve as Poll Workers Deadline to Apply is March 11th

The Chairpersons of the Republic and Democratic Parties of Hoboken jointly urge Hoboken residents to serve as District Boardworkers (a.k.a. “poll workers”) in the 2011 elections.

“Serving as a poll worker is a rewarding and proactive way to get involved in the democratic process,” said Diana C. Davis, Chairwoman of the Republicans of Hoboken. “We would like residents in Hoboken to be aware of the process of applying to serve as a poll worker.”

Residents interested in serving as poll workers must fill out a simple, one page application (see attached) and submit it to the Hoboken City Clerk’s office, located at 94 Washington Street, Hoboken no later than March 11th.    The submission of an application does not guarantee designation as a poll worker in any particular election, and applications submitted after March 11th may be rejected based on timeliness.

The first election where poll workers will be required is the school board election on April 27th. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. for the school board election.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to serve the community and take an active role in the election process in Hoboken,” said Ravi S. Bhalla, Chairman of the Hoboken Democratic Party. “I hope that residents interested in improving the voting process will consider serving as a poll worker this year.”

In addition to the public service residents provide by serving as a poll worker, they are also compensated in the form of a $200 payment for the day and the satisfaction of knowing they performed a service for Hoboken’s community.

Talking Ed Note:  One of the biggest contributions residents can makes is to participate in this election day activity.  MSV was given first hand reports of problems in the November 4th ward election, still pending review at the highest law enforcement agency in New Jersey of serious problems.

One person relayed their knowledge of voters in the 4-4 who had already voted by absentee were being “allowed” to vote on the machines.  According to that witness, it was not isolated.  Another eyewitness noted a political operative was doing everything possible to slow down the voting process in the 4-2, a stronghold of reform voting in the fourth ward.

MSV like the public can only await the results of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and if the numerous problems in the massive fraud of that election will be pursued.  Tim Occhipinti “won” on the machines with a difference of 50 votes.  Those who reported on election night witnessed the immediate celebration in the Occhipinti for Council campaign even as hundreds of paper vote by mail ballots had yet to be tabulated.

They clearly knew the results of those efforts by the Queen of Transparency and the King of Absentee Ballots.

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