In another test of New Jersey’s confusing and fungible election laws, North Arlington Republicans are going to court today in a bid to remove Joseph Bianchi’s name from the general election ballot.
Bianchi, a Republican, died on Wednesday. He was seeking re-election to a second term in the November 6 election.
Superior Court Judge Robert Wilson has scheduled an emergency hearing at 2:30 PM today.
One key issue: some voters have already cast their ballots in the race for mayor and others are in possession of their vote-by-mail ballots.
Bianchi was facing Democrat Mark Yampaglia, a councilman. Al Granell, a former Democratic councilman, is running as an independent.
Funeral services for Bianchi will be held on Monday.