Sunday, September 27, 2020

2020 General Elections

27-September 
   The Bergen Country Board of Election have begun to send out mail-in Ballots to all active registered vote. They should arrive to voters by Monday-5-October.
   Tuesday-3-November is the General election for the State of New Jersey. The following are the offices and candidates that will be on the Ballots.                     
  Rules for this years General Election will include the majority of voting must be done by mail. Handicap voters are the only ones allowed to use voting machines. In person voting will be available, but only with a provisional ballot filled out at the polling station on Election Day.  Mail in ballots can be will be mailed out to all active registered vote by Monday-5-October.  If  does not arrive by that day please contact the Bergen County Board of Election at 201-336-7020. Mail -in ballots may to mailed any time before Tuesday-3-November.  Ballots may also be place in a secure drop box that will be set-up at each polling station on Tuesday-3-November from 6:00a to 8:00p.  This must the same polling station assigned to voters this year. Voters will be mailed a postcard with information of their Polling location for 2020.
  Other secure drop boxes will be set-up in 18 Bergen County Communities. The closest to Bogota are in Hackensack, NJ at One Bergen County Plaza, this is the main county Administration  Building.  Another is in Teaneck, NJ at 818 Teaneck Rd, this will be located at the North entrance of the Township Municipal Building. Ballot Drop Boxes are available 24-hours.  Ballots must be in the Drop Box by 8:00P on election night.  Ballots left after 8:00P on election night will be considered late and not counted.  Drop boxes will be under 24 hour security and surveillance. Representatives from both major parties will oversee the collecting, and delivery of ballots from Drop Boxes.
  Tuesday-13-October is the last day to register for the 2020 General Elections.  For more information please go to: njelections.org  For questions about polling place or drop box locations please contact them at to:  elections@co.bergen.nj.us  or calling 201-336-6230. 
For questions on voter registration, or potential election violations contact then at: soe@co.bergen.nj.us or calling 201-336-6100.  More information on voting in this years election can be found at: www.bergencountyvotes.com
   The Bergen County Board of Elections has prepared a information video on Mail-in voting available at:  https://youtu.be/Z0nva8m00xU

                           candidates are listed in order they appear on the ballot.

For Bogota Borough Council:
For two, three year terms
 Incumbent  Councilman Thomas Napolitano            Republican
 Robert Foster                                                                     Republican
-  Incumbent  Councilwoman Mary Ellen Murphy       Democrat
-  Jo-Ellen Granquist                                                            Democrat
This is for two full terms of three years. The top two Candidates with the most votes will win the seats to the Bogota Borough Council.
 

For Bogota Board of Education:
For a three, three year terms
Incumbent Trustee  Maureen Miller
Incumbent Trustee  Zabrina Kearns
- Sandra Ospina
- Bisi Ruckett
- John Ortega
- Jose Chavez
- Kristin Meberg
This is for three, three year terms.The top three Candidates with the most votes will win the seats to the Bogota Board of Education. 
For one, one year term
- Trina Rivera-Olivo  
- Frank Miranda . 
The winner will win that seat as a trustee until the term ends in the year 2021.

For Ridgefield Park Board of Education:
For a three, three year terms
Incumbent David Cathcart
-Belinda Rodriguez
-Bernard Gomes
-Edmond DeSantis
-Incumbent Ronald Hidalgo 
-Diane MacNeill  
This is for three, three year terms. The top three Candidates with the most votes will win the seats to the Ridgefield Park Board of Education. 

For Teaneck Board of Education:
For a three, three year terms
- Yusra Subhani 
Damen Cooper  
Katherine Houghton-Zata 
Incumbent Clara Williams 
Harold Clark  
Danielle Gee
This is for three, three year terms. The top three Candidates with the most votes will win the seats to the Teaneck Board of Education. 


For Bergen County
For Board of Freeholders: ( soon to know as Board of Bergen County Commissioners)
For two, three year terms
-  Ronald Kistner                       Republican
- Simone Tigounis                     Republican
Incumbent Joan Voss            Democrat
-  Ramon Hache                         Democrat
This is for three full term seats on the Board of Chosen Freeholder. 
(soon to know as Board of Bergen County Commissioners)
The top two Candidates with the most votes will win the seats 

The US House of Representative  for the New Jersey fifth district representing Bogota and parts of Teaneck.
 For one, two year term
- Frank Pallotta                            Republican
Incumbent Josh Gottheimer   Democrat
- Louis Vellucci                             Independent 

The US House of Representative  for the New Jersey ninth district representing Ridgefield Park and parts of Teaneck.
 For one, two year term
Billy Prempeh                            Republican
Incumbent Bill Pascrell          Democrat
Chris Auriemma                      Independent 

The US  Senate for the New Jersey 
For one, six year term
- Rikin Mehta                            Republican
Incumbent Cory Booker       Democrat
- Daniel Burke                           Independent 
- Veronica Fernandez              Independent 
-  Madelyn Hoffman                Independent 


-Electors for the President and Vice President of the United States 
For one, four year term
-Incumbent  Donald Trump (Pres)     Republican
-Incumbent  Michael Pence (VP)         Republican

- Joseph Biden   (Pres)                            Democrat
- Kamala Harris (VP)                               Democrat

- Gloria LaRiva  (Pres)                            Independent
- Sunil Freeman  (VP)                             Independent

- Don Blankenship (Pres)                       Independent
- William Mohr   (VP)                              Independent

- Jo Jorgrnsen  (Pres)                             Independent
- Spike Cohen    (VP)                               Independent

- Bill Hammons  (Pres)                          Independent
- Eric Bodenstab (VP)                             Independent

- Howie Hawkins  (Pres)                        Independent
- Angela Walker   (VP)                            Independent

- Roque DeLaFuente (Pres)                 Independent
- Darcy Richardson (VP)                       Independent

 State wide Questions: All questions are a Yes or NO vote
Question #1 :
   To 
allow the State of New Jersey to amend the State Constitution in order to legalize marijuana  to included personal use for person over 21 years of age 
Question #2 :
   To 
allow the State of New Jersey to amend the State Constitution in order to give a property tax deduction to veterans who did not serve in war time.
Question #3 :
   To 
allow the State of New Jersey to amend the State Constitution in order to change legislative district if the Federal Census results are delayed.

Teaneck Question: All questions are a Yes or NO vote
 Shall the Township of Teaneck, effective for the calendar year 2021, continue a dedicated tax program and extend an annual tax levy at the rate of $0.01 per $100.00 of assessed value for a period not to exceed four (4) years unless a proposition extending the same is approved by the voters 

Poll will be open from 6:00a to 8:00p Polls are located in Bogota are the at :
-- For Districts 1& 6 it is the Bogota Recreation Center at 162 W. Main St.
    Districts 1&6 is that part of the Borough located West of the Railroad tracks.

-- For Districts 2 & 3 it is the Gym of  Bogota High School at 1 Henry Luthin Pl.  please use the door towards the back       of the building on the North side of the Building.
   Districts 2 & 3  is that part of the Borough located East of the Railroad tracks & North of Beechwood Ave

--  For Districts 4 & 5 it is  in the Gym of the Roy Bixby School at Maplewood & Fischer Aves.
     Districts 4 &5  is that part of the Borough located East of the Railroad tracks & South of Beechwood Ave.

Ward Dist. Address
1 Bogota Recreation Center - 162 West Main Street
2 Bogota High School Gym - One Henry Luthin Pl. (Left Rear of Bldg)
3 Bogota High School Gym - One Henry Luthin Pl. (Left Rear of Bldg)
4 E. Roy Bixby School Gym. Maplewood & Fischer Aves
5 E. Roy Bixby School Gym. Maplewood & Fischer Aves.

6 Bogota Recreation Center - 162 West Main Street

Poll will be open from 6:00a to 8:00p Polls are located in Ridgefield Park are the at : Ridgefield Park High School Gym 1 Ozzie Nelson Dr.
   This will be for all 8 voting district, please make sure voting matches your district. 

 
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