Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Both Township Committee and Board of Education incumbents hold onto their seats.
There apparently won't be any chance in the lineup on either the Bernards Township Committee or the Board of Education following Tuesday night's election, according to unofficial vote results. Final results must be certified by Somerset County. Township Clerk Denise Szabo said Tuesday's results — tallied in the nearby police headquarters because the municipal building at 1 Collyer lane remained without power — do not include absentee or provisional ballots. Despite Sandy's continuing impact on Bernards Township, where about half of the town was without power on Tuesday, the election attracted 56.37 percent of the township's 19,104 registered voters, according to the unofficial results. The Township Committee will remain all-Republican as …
Challenger Louis D'Autorio doesn't manage to unseat incumbents.
The membership of the Bernards Township Board of Education will remain the same come January, according to unofficial results in Tuesday's vote, the first November election for the school board. Incumbent School Board members Robin McKeon, Beverly Darvin Cwerner and Audrey Cohen Sherwyn were opposed by Louis D'Autorio, but D'Autorio was defeated by the three sitting board members, who now have been given the green light by a majority of voters to continue on the board for another three years. Cwerner had previously been voted off the board in 2011 in a crowded election field of nine candidates competing for three seats. However, she was chosen by the board to fill the final months of Board President Susan Carlsson's term after Carlsson's …
Kids off from school and those who are home from work visit polls throughout the day.
Hurricane Sandy may have left about half of Bernards Township in the dark on Election Day, even a week after hitting the area, but even those without power found their ways to the polls to vote on Election Day. At the Basking Ridge Firehouse, hosting extra voting districts closed due to power outages, poll worker Mary Jean Piorkowski said that she had overheard voters say they had driven home from the Carolinas — or Connecticut — just so they could be sure to cast a ballot. Staffing the polls at the Liberty Corner firehouse, Cecilia Piorkowski, Mary Jean's sister, said that she believes the turnout may have even been a little better than usual due to people being off from work, or parents being home with children still off from school. "It…
Many restaurants and businesses open, with power or generators.
As of Tuesday, Election Day, there was little change in the number of customers without power as residents bundled up and found a variety of places to charge up, warm up and maybe seek an alternative place to sleep after a frigid overnight. Meanwhile, Bernards Township police also have placed ice outside the police headquarters which many residents had requested, and is available for the taking. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. as residents vote in local municipal, school, county, state and a U.S. presidential election. However, many polling places have been changed in Bernards Township due to the continuing power outages. The township website reported in its 6 p.m. update that 6,526 JCP&L customers remained without…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Updates on all the races will be posted here throughout the day.
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Locations listed on sample ballots may not match revised polling sites after Sandy.
The number of voting locations for Tuesday in Bernards Township has been consolidated as a result of continuing power outages and other after-effects of Superstorm Sandy. Those new polling places are set for Election Day even if power is restored at other locations. Bernards Township Clerk Denise Szabo said residents should check their actual voting district on their sample ballots, not only the previously assigned polling locations. Those polling locations may have been changed after those sample ballots were mailed out, she said. Polls will be open on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., she said. She said that the municipal building at 1 Collyer Lane remained without power as of Monday, and results will tallied at the Bernards Township police…
Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Bernards Township Committee.
Four candidates, two Democratic challengers and two Republican incumbents on the Township Committee, are running this November for two available three-year positions on the local governing body. They are: Democrats David Ferdinand Michael Komondy Republicans: Carolyn Gaziano John Malay
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Liberty Corner religious center was one of the issues discussed at a Bernards Township Committee candidates forum.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Bernards Township Committee candidates Carolyn Gaziano and John Malay, both Republican incumbents, and Democratic challengers David Ferdinand and Michael Komondy answer a public forum question about their opinion on a proposed mosque in Liberty Corner. The forum was held at Ridge High School on Oct. 18, hosted by the Ridge Empowerment for Political Participation Club, and moderated by Terri Thompson of the League of Women Voters of Somerset County. Hearing on mosque proposal due to continue before Planning Board on Thursday night The third public hearing on the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's proposed mosque on Church Street in Liberty Corner is due to come before the township Planning Board at some point during the 7:30 p.m. meeting …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The two Republican incumbents will face two Democratic challengers on Election Day.
Four candidates competing for two open positions on the Bernards Township Committee introduced themselves and spoke about some of the issues in the township at the Oct. 18 candidates' forum hosted by the Ridge Empowerment for Political Participation club, and moderated by the League of Women Voters of Somerset County. The candidates for the two three-year positions included Republican incumbents John Malay and Carolyn Gaziano, who is this year's deputy mayor, and Democratic challengers Michael Komondy and David Ferdinand. Here are the statements by the Republican candidates. The statements by Democrats have already been presented on Patch.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Four candidates seek three positions on the Board of Education in Bernards Township.
Four candidates are seeking three three-year seats on the Board of Education. They are incumbents Robin McKeon, Audrey Cohen Sherwyn and Beverly Cwerner, and challenger Louis D'Autorio. Voters no longer vote on the school budget as a result of the school election being moved to November, and as long as the increase stays under 2 percent.