On Sept. 9th, the freeholders held a finance meeting and decided to extend the county clerk’s hours in Oct for early voting each night and also at the mall. Bill Whelan moved the resolution. Bill continues to disappoint us, following Magazzu’s every command.
On Sept. 10th, the board informed Gloria Noto they would be passing a resolution that night at the freeholder meeting that would require this and said she could attend if she wanted. No other county in the state is doing this.
The cost in overtime is more than the money Lauren Van Embden is willing to give up to be clerk! We are not sure if the county is anteing up the money to cover the overtime. If not, they passed a resolution forcing Noto to violate the law. The County Clerk is not allowed to require overtime if there is not money in the budget allocated to cover salaries. There is not enough money to cover this absurd amount of overtime.
Lou dresses it up as a way to help people get out the vote. However, the state of New Jersey just passed a very lenient vote by mail law that allows anyone, for any reason to vote from the comfort of their own home. This is not a registration drive, it will be too late for people to register. the deadline to register is October 13.
This is just a way for Lou and Nelson’s union minions to round up mall shoppers and lead them in to vote for Lou. I promise that we will be at the mall ensuring that they are not trying to illegally influence the vote. I can see it now, the booth with Lou’s photo as Freeholder Director. A blatant attempt to influence the vote. If you think the buses are something, watch this one!