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Online vote begins to pick Dem Senate candidate in 25th district

Coronavirus led to cancellation of convention to pick Bucco opponent

By David Wildstein, March 15 2020 3:01 pm

Voting in an online Morris County Democratic convention to pick a State Senate candidate in the 25th district is underway and will continue until 8 PM.

Three candidates – former Morris Township mayor Jeff Grayzel, former freeholder candidate Rupande Mehta and attorney Cliff Dawkins – are competing to take on State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton) in a special election.

The three Democrats have committed to abiding by the convention choice and not running off-the-line in the June 2 primary.

Morris County Democratic Chairman Chip Robinson cancelled his convention in accordance with statewide social distancing recommendations to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Robinson said that “the system we are using for remote voting is secure and anonymous.”

“All eligible voters will vote using a code sent to their individual email address. There are only a handful of voters with no email address,” Robinson said.  Those voters will be able to vote using a unique code on their phones, at a computer, or at the MCDC Parsippany headquarters.”

The New Jersey Globe has learned that all three candidates will receive a list of county committee members who have not yet voted at 5 PM, although no partial results will be released until the vote closes this evening.

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