Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hoboken Election Season officially underway as Vote-by-Mail hit mailboxes and campaign signs disappear

It's not a Hoboken election until every Vote-by-Mail arrives. They are hitting mailboxes so sharpen your pencils and await the knock at the door from the usual suspects. It's going to be another fun ride.

For most Hoboken residents the Vote-by-Mail ballot is a reasonable option if you're traveling or not able to hit the polls on November 3rd. For others, it's a way of life and a job. Turn in your ballot and report for campaign duty after the election consisting of showing up at a designated location and picking up $40 or $50.  Uptown locations pay better, up to $75 per "campaign worker."

Most residents around town utilize the Vote-by-Mail in a perfectly reasonable, valid, legal fashion. Here's confirmation of a sample ballot from a real voter in the November election:



Talking Ed Note: While the weather shows a cooler bite, there's one campaign getting snakebit. The Tiffanie Fisher campaign confirms numerous campaign signs have disappeared over the weekend sometimes within minutes on upper Washington street at a number of local businesses.


It elicits a flurry of reactions from certain corners unhappy with the sunlight. The sentiment, by hook or by crook, Old Guard soldiers connected to the Peter Biancamano campaign are rumored enforcing a code, "Take the signs down or else."

Well, are we ready to tell the truth as Peter Biancamano offered just last week at his initial campaign event or is this "a war" as Freeholder Anthony "Stick" Romano declared. 

A request for comment from Peter Biancamano was referred to Pablo Fonseca on his campaign.  MSV will update this story pending a response. 

Photo indicating one among numerous uptown Washington St. businesses where Tiffanie Fisher campaign signs for second ward City Council have mysteriously disappeared in rapid order. 

MSV, a voice in the Hoboken Reform Movement will be supporting its council candidates. Da Horsey will see about adopting and saving a few Tiffanie Fisher camapaign signs.