Over the weekend, you likely received competing “Vote Yes” and “Vote No” mailers about moving our local elections to November. We are excited for a constructive dialog which enables the community to make educated decisions on the ballot. However, we were disturbed by a number of falsehoods and misleading claims on the “Vote No” mailer.
We at One Village One Vote have been open about our data sourcing and have run a campaign based on facts. Unfortunately, our opposition has not. We have therefore written this letter to correct the misinformation shared by those who wish to defeat the ballot question on election consolidation.
With 2020 ballots arriving as we speak, we are excited to invite you to a Zoom information session on Tuesday evening, October 6, at 7:00pm (details below). Our goal is to have an informed discussion about local election consolidation here in Ridgewood.
The featured speaker is Zoltan Hajnal, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. Prof. Hajnal is a nationally known expert on topics of voter turnout and off-cycle elections, and he will share his thoughts on why our Municipal Ballot Question will improve local democracy.
We’ll also be present at the session to answer questions and discuss why voting “Yes” on the Municipal Question is so important.