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Bayonne Democrats will push county committee elections until next year

Hudson has unique system of county committee races

By David Wildstein, March 23 2020 2:18 pm

Bayonne Democrats have postponed elections for county committee until next year, Mayor Jimmy Davis said today.

“We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our community,” Davis said. “The decision to extend terms comes after much research, advice, and consultation- we are taking the reality of Coronavirus seriously and will not allow our residents to be put in harm’s way.”

Hudson is the only county in the state where county committee elections are staggered and individual municipalities determine their own rules.

Bayonne (102 seats) elects county committee for two-year terms in even-numbered years, so their seats were up in June.  Jersey City (362 seats), Hoboken (80 seats) and Secaucus (28 seats) also elects county committee to two-year terms, but in odd years – those seats were up in 2019.

Eight municipalities — North Bergen (78 seats), Union City (74 seats), Kearny (60 seats), West New York (58 seats), Harrison (22 seats), Weehawken (20 seats), Guttenberg (12 seats)  and East Newark (4 seats) – elect county committee every year.

“This is a commonsense approach to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” said David. “I urge all residents to please continue to follow directives put in place by my administration, Governor Murphy, and nationwide.”

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