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Election 2012

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

Despite a horrendous flood that rushed through their town, destroying schools, the police and fire stations and other property, more than 800 Moonachie residents voted tonight at the Bergen County Vocational Technical School. Despite all of the obstacles thrown up by Hurricane Sandy, nearly 64% of Bergen County’s registered voters turned out. Meanwhile, Democrats regained control of the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders after having it two years ago.

At The Metropolitan (Cigar) Society, Fairfield (CLIFFVIEW PILOT photo by John P. Cito)

With a fraction under 100% of the votes counted, Bergen County went for President Obama, despite having a Republican county executive and governor:

DEM – BARACK OBAMA / JOE BIDEN     192,460     54.97%
REP – MITT ROMNEY / PAUL RYAN     154,418     44.10%

Meanwhile, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders got a new look:

Bergen County Democratic freeholder candidates headed to wins

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed near the George Washington Bridge late this afternoon to let PSE&G do work on sagging power lines, clogging rush-hour traffic from Manhattan there and on Route 80. Traffic remained snarled after it was re-opened, preventing some who didn’t already vote this morning from getting to the polls by the 8 p.m. close.

NJ News Commons, joined by news organizations across the state, is running a public service campaign to track voting problems in the state following the ravages of Superstorm Sandy.

A NJ Voter Problem Hotline — 732-903-VOTE — is being monitored continuously by students at Montclair State University during polling hours (until 8 tonight), thanks to NJ News Commons (The state is operating its own hotline —  877-NJ-VOTES  — which provides prompts in English and Spanish to help with voting).

Given the sheer size of the election, to go with the post-Sandy damage, the #NJVote hotline at NJ News Commons had only 250 calls and 66 incidents plotted on a crowdmap as of 3:30 this afternoon. The biggest involved an unmanned ballot box in Middletown. There was also a voting machine in the wrong spot in Hoboken and poll workers sending voters back to a closed station in Montclair.

NJ News Commons is also running a live blog, pulling in the latest tweets, photos, stories and official updates on today’s voting process:

It may not be over tonight: In response to widespread reports that residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy hadn’t received their email and fax ballots today, the state has extended the deadline to return those ballots to county clerks to 8 p.m. Friday.

Fewer than 100 polling places around the state were without power compared to 800 just days ago, convincing the federal government to ditch its plan to use military trucks.

State officials have taken steps to make sure those displaced have an opportunity to vote — such as having “authorized messengers” pick up ballots for people not at their homes.

ALL POLLING PHOTOS by Mary K. Miraglia

“We are doing everything we can in this extraordinary situation not to disenfranchise voters displaced by Sandy. Their voices and their votes will be heard no differently than anyone else’s,” said Ernie Landante, a spokesman for the New Jersey Division of Elections.New Jersey has also set up a text messaging system for people who don’t know where their polling place is. If you’re not sure, text 877877 with your address. You’ll get a text back with your polling station.

ALSO: BE SURE TO confirm your vote. It’s a crime to take a photo of your ballot. What you must do if your vote is somehow changed is stay at the polling station, call an attendant IMMEDIATELY and refuse to submit your vote until it’s corrected.

Afterward, call the FBI Voter Fraud Hotline: 1-800-253-3931



CLIFFVIEW PILOT polling photos by Mary K. Miraglia

District 1 & 3 moved to Guardian Angel Church which houses Dist. 2 & 4

District 1 & 6 move to First Aid Squad, 69 W. Main Street

Districts 2, 4, 6 to Fire House
Districts 1, 3, 5 remain the same


District 2 are moved to Fire House
Districts 1, 3 & 4 remain the same

Elmwood Park
District 1, 5, 6, 7 & 10 are moved to High School
Districts 2, 3, 4, 8 & 9 remain the same


W1 D2 move to Englewood Public Library
W2D1 and W2D2 to Avah Torah Synogue, 240 Broad Ave.
W3-D3 move to Middle School cafeteria
W3 D4 stays at Middle School but move to cafeteria
W4-1, W4-2, W4-3 and W4-4 move to W3D1 Liberty School

Englewood Cliffs
Districts 2, 3 & 4 to Fire House, 475 Sylvan Avenue
District 1 remains the same

Fair Lawn
District 4, 5, 13 & 14 move to Fair Lawn Recreation Center

CLIFFVIEW PILOT polling photos by Mary K. Miraglia

District 15 & 20 move to Boro Hall
All other districts remain the same

District 4 to District 1
District 3 & 5 to Library (213 Anderson Ave.)

Franklin Lakes
District 4, 5, 6 to Ambulance Corp. Building


CLIFFVIEW PILOT polling photos by Mary K. Miraglia

Ward 4-1 moves to Ward 4-2

Glen Rock
District 6 moves to District 5
District 7 moves to District 1

Harrington Park
Districts 1, 2, 3 to Fire Department

District 1 to Fire House
District 2 to Ambulance Bldg.

Meadowbrook School voting (Dist. 5) has been moved to the George White School

Districts 2, 3, 5 & 6 move to District 4 (Rec Center)

Little Ferry
Districts 1, 2 & 3 to Memorial School Gym back entrance
Districts 4, 5 & 6 to Memorial School Gym front entrance

District 4, 5 & 14 to District 13

Entire town to vote at Bergen Vocational School, Rt. 46 Teterboro

New Milford
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, to Berkley Street School
District 8 & 9 New Milford Public Library

Districts 3 & 4 move to District 1 & 2

District 4 & 6 move to Boro Hall
District 5 move to Riverdale Reg. H.S.

Palisades Park
All districts to High School, East Columbia Avenue

Districts 8, 9, & 11 to District 1 (High School)

Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 to District 8
Districts 4 & 7 remain the same

Ridgefield Park
District 3 instead of court room put in garage

On Broad Avenue, Leonia (CLIFFVIEW PILOT polling photos by Mary K. Miraglia)

Districts 1, 2 & 3 move to District 4
Districts 8, 11, 15, 16 move to District 19
District 9 & 14 to Firehouse Classroom, 201 E. Glen Ave.
Districts 12 & 13 to District 17
Districts 17, 18 and 19 are okay

Rochelle Park
District 1, 2,3,& 4 move to Senior Center in Boro Hall 151 W. Passaic St.

District 1 to District 11
District 7 & 8 to District 6

Districts 3, 10, 11, 15 & 17 to Hawthorne School
Districts 19 to Thomas Jefferson School
All other districts remain the same

Districts 8 & 12 move to Middle School
All other districts remain the same

District 3, & 5 move to District 1 (Boro Hall)
District 2, 4, & 6 Company 1 Fire House, 15 E. Prospect Street

Washington Twp.
District 1, 3 & 5 to Municipal Complex Bld. 350 Hudson Ave.
Districts 2, 4, 6 remain the same

District 3 & 8 to Boro Hall
Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7 remain the same

Woodcliff Lake
Districts 1, 2, 3, & 4 move to Tice Center Senior Center Chestnut Ridge Rd

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