VOTE YES on election consolidation in Ridgewood.

Find our municipal question on PAGE 3 of your ballot and VOTE YES using black pen to fill in the circle next to the word YES.

VOTE YES FOR MUNICIPAL QUESTION ON PAGE 3:

Higher Turnout & Broader Representation on the Village Council & Board of Education: More people vote in November than in April/May. More of our voices will be heard.

Ease: Voting is easier and more accessible when elections are held on a single day.

Cost Savings: Moving our local elections to November saves the taxpayers money.

School Safety: With fewer elections, there will be less outside foot traffic in our schools.

School Budget Vote: With November elections, if the Board of Education proposes a tax levy increase greater than 2%, a special election will be scheduled.

Don’t delay. Ballots must be postmarked by 8pm on November 3rd in order to be counted.

Please take the time to share this message with friends, family and neighbors. Thank you in advance.

One Village, One Vote!

Bob Fuhrman
Matthew Lindenberg
Stacey Loscalzo
Deborah Steinbaum
Siobhan Crann Winograd

Be sure to sign up for emails at www.onevillageonevote.com in order to receive all of the latest information and learn how you can help support this change in our Village. Thank you.

Virtual Coffee on Wed, Oct 21

Dear Ridgewood Community,

postcard-sized invite for Wed Oct 21 at 7PM

With 2020 ballots already being cast, we are excited to invite you to our second Zoom at 7 pm on Wednesday evening, October 21 (details below). Our goal is to have an informed discussion about local election consolidation here in Ridgewood.

We’ll also be present at the session to answer questions and discuss why voting “Yes” on the Municipal Question is so important.

Attendance is limited, so please arrive on time.

We hope you’ll join us!

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November Elections Make Democracy More Representative

Dear Ridgewood Community,

Last Tuesday evening, Professor Zoltan Hajnal, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, joined us via Zoom to discuss why on-cycle elections matter. And today his piece, “New Jersey’s local elections should be rescheduled to be more representative,” is featured in the Bergen Record and the Ridgewood News.

Click here to read Professor Hajnal’s piece, in which he writes, “Moving to on-cycle elections is not only the right thing to do. It is actually possible. At the end of the day, the question is simple. Do we want local democracy run by the few or the many?”

And click here to view the slides from our Zoom Virtual Coffee Hour. Professor Hajnal shared his expertise and research on the local benefits of November elections around the country. In addition, we discussed the Ridgewood-specific benefits, and addressed some of the more common concerns we have heard from some neighbors.

We appreciate everyone’s support and remind you to vote YES on the Municipal Question on Page 3 of your ballots.

One Village, One Vote!

circle with map of the State of New Jersey that reads Vote Yes to Municipal Question; Consolidate Ridgewood's elections to November; onevillageonevote.com

Bob Fuhrman
Matthew Lindenberg
Stacey Loscalzo
Deborah Steinbaum
Siobhan Crann Winograd

Be sure to sign up for emails at www.onevillageonevote.com in order to receive all of the latest information and learn how you can help support this change in our Village. Thank you.