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Gov. Phil Murphy. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.)

Murphy moves special school elections to March

By David Wildstein, November 25 2020 7:21 pm

Special school elections set for January 26 in Fairfield and Waldwick have been postponed to March 9.

“Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue to ensure that elections are held in a manner that ensures that every citizen is able to vote while conserving time and resources,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “This change will allow special school elections scheduled for the first quarter of next year to be held on the same day, minimizing the burden on elections officials.”

Murphy signed an executive order moving the two referendums on Wednesday.

As of now, fire commissioner elections scheduled for Saturday, February 20 remain on.

The order also modifies an executive order moving the date of the Perth Amboy municipal runoff elections from December 8 to December 15.

County officials were notified that notices used in place of sample ballots for the predominately all vote-by-mail election should be mailed “return service requested.”

Middlesex County mailed the runoff ballots today.

A Superior Court Judge will hear a bid by one city council candidate to conduct a recount next week.

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