Referendum Will Ask to Consolidate Elections
The Hoboken City Clerk approved 1,800 signatures recently. The question to move municipal elections to November and eliminate a run off will be on the ballot in November.
Hoboken City Clerk Jimmy Farina certified 1,800 petition signatures recently, thereby putting the question of moving elections to November on the ballot in the upcoming election.
If both initiatives are passed by the voters this November, Hoboken’s next municipal elections—when Mayor Dawn Zimmer is op for reelection—will be held in November of 2013 instead of in May. There will also be no run-off elections any more, changing the system to a "winner takes all" model.
If voters choose to move the Hoboken Municipal elections to November, all future local elections will be held during November general election dates.