Without final tallies in the biggest winner in the election locally is not a candidate but a petition question - the Vote Yes for November Committee garnered over 8,400 votes to move municipal elections to November.
The next Hoboken municipal election will be in November 2013 when the mayor and three at-large council seats will be up.
There's only one word to describe that outcome: landslide.
Here's Phil Cohen, a member of the committee extending thanks to the public for their support:
Talking Ed Note: Congratulations to the committee and all the Hoboken voters who spoke with a strong voice for November elections. Awaiting final tallies for the runoff elimination question but it has a strong lead and will not likely be overturned.
As a result, grassroots candidates can actually run for office and not be expected to double the investment with two elections, an element important to keeping the "island of Hoboken" under local control and monied special interest. Of course nothing's perfect but it's a landmark of election reform in the Mile Square.