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New Jersey township rejects election date change proposal

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August 24, 2009

EVESHAM, New Jersey: A proposal was defeated on July 27, 2009 by the Township council in a unanimous decision. The proposal would have repealed a decision that would have asked voters whether or not to move the township’s municipal election.

Deputy Mayor Joe Howarth stated that he would propose another ordinance similar to this one on August 18, 2009 that would ask the council to reconsider their decision.

According to Democratic Councilwoman Alicia Marrone: "Why won't the Republican council members let the voters decide what they want?"

Opponents of the measure fear that changing the date would lead to municipal elections getting lost in the midst of county, state and national elections.[1]


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