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Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi

Grossi rejects high rate of VBM applications of Asian Indian Parsippany voters

By David Wildstein, October 08 2018 6:25 pm

Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi rejected vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots applications submitted by Asian Indian voters from Parsippany at an unusually high rate in the 2017 general election, according to documents obtained by the New Jersey Globe.

Parsippany voters cast 1,032 VBM ballots last year, about 13% of the countywide total.  Grossi rejected 193 VBM applications, of which 27% came from Parsippany.  Of the 53 Parsippany applications that were rejected, 83% appear to come from Asian American voters.

Nearly three out of ten Parsippany residents (29%) are Asian and 17.4% self-identify as Asian Indian, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

VBM applications during the previous four general elections do not reflect the same rejection trend as 2017.

Grossi, who is up for re-election last year, supported Mayor James Barberio in his unsuccessful bid for re-election last year.  Grossi and Barberio were once running mates as candidates for the Parsippany Township Council.

Grossi did not respond to a 5:36 PM voice mail seeking comment.  If she does respond, this story will be updated.

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