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Bergen sets Oct. 4 as Sheriff filling deadline

Ballots will be reprinted

By David Wildstein, September 27 2018 10:47 am

Bergen County Clerk John Hogan has set an October 4 filing deadline for the special election for Sheriff.

Democrats and Republicans will have until 10 AM that morning to file their candidates.  Independent candidates will have the same deadline to submit petitions with 100 signatures.

Bergen County will hold off on mailing new vote-by-mail requests until after October 4.  Attorneys are still reviewing whether voters who come to the County Clerk’s office between now and the new filing deadline will be able to vote.

Election officials say that all vote-by-mail ballots will be reprinted.  The new ballot will be complete; there will be no addendum ballot for the Sheriff post.

More than 10,000 votes have already been cast for the 2018 mid-term elections, election officials told the New Jersey Globe today.   Nearly 40,000 vote-by-mail ballots have already been sent out.

For any voter who has already voted or has already received a ballot, a new one will be sent.

Election officials explained that if a voter does not return the revised ballot, the first one will be counted.  If they do return the second ballot, that one will be counted.

Secretary of State Tahesha Way directed Hogan to hold a special election last night to replace Michael Saudino, a Democrat who resigned on Friday following the disclosure of an audio tape where he made racist and homophobic comments.

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