Judge’s order will delay results of Paterson ward elections | Paterson Times

Judge’s order will delay results of Paterson ward elections


A judge has granted the Board of Elections more time to handle the counting of an influx of mail-in ballots in the Paterson municipal elections, delaying the results of the six City Council races until next Tuesday.

New Jersey Superior Court judge Joseph Portelli issued the order extending the counting deadline from May 12 to May 19 on Tuesday.

“Despite their best efforts, they are unable to complete the count today,” Portelli’s order states citing “space constraint” due to social distancing. His order states the Board of Elections received 17,688 ballots, 11,179 of which were received after May 8.

Portelli’s order allows the Board of Elections to stop counting at 8:30 p.m. today and resume counting at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Counting will continue until all the mail-in ballots received prior to May 14 at 12 a.m. are reviewed and counted by May 19 at 8 p.m.

The judge’s order notes this is New Jersey’s first solely vote-by-mail election.

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Updated May 13 at 12:25 p.m. The judge’s previous order had said ballots received prior to May 15 when in fact it is May 14. A new order was issued. Story was revised to reflect the change.

  • John

    It truly doesn't matter who wins in Paterson. They are all Liberal Leftest Socialist Democrats. As long as.this trend continues Paterson is doomed. And minorities as myself don't believe Democrats are for the minorities. TRUMP 2020

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      The problem is that the voters have been brainwashed into thinking these thieves work for the people. They work for themselves. They are all on the take. The voters deserve what they get.

      • Ahktaruzaman

        I am sorry to hear that. When i win the election I will make big changes

        • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

          LMFAO Suuuure you will, you are just as corrupt as the rest of them who the hell do you think you're kidding?

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      GO TRUMP!

  • Ahktaruzaman

    This is really unfair. These officials dont have the right to pick and choose which mail in ballot is valid. This election is rigged from the start. If you havent voted already, vote for me. I will make a change you deserve

    • DemocrapSocialistsSuck

      LMFAO you're just as corrupt as the rest of the hacks I'll bet you're involved in the ballot fraud too, you and that drunk driving fake Muslim opponent of yours are both two pieces of crap.