Attention County Chairs and Boards of Elections: New Jersey Has A New Congressional Map

Public Service Announcement

With the nominating season coming up for New Jersey’s political parties, Boards of Elections and party leaders should be aware that New Jersey lost a seat in congress due to the 2010 census that indicated that our population growth was slower than other states.  As a result, a new map of congressional districts was approved last December.

One might think that Boards of Election and party leaders would be aware of this already.  Not necessarily.

Peter Carroll, a Republican County Committee member from Middlesex Boro in Middlesex County keeps on top of these things.  When meeting with his Municipal Chair, Mike Hompesch, to complete his registration form for the county nominating convention coming up on March 24, Carroll indicated on the form that he lives in the 12th congressional district.  “Are you sure?” Carroll reports that Hompesch asked, “all the information from the county says Middlesex Boro is in the 6th district.”

After some back and forth with the Middlesex County GOP, Carroll called the Middlesex County Board of Elections this morning.  “Middlesex Boro is in the 6th congressional district,” the nice lady on the phone told Carroll.  “But what about the new map?” Carroll asked.   After a brief hold, the nice lady came back on the phone and told Carroll that he was right and the Board of Elections had not updated their computers yet.

Carroll reports that he has heard from Middlesex GOP Vice Chair Sylvia Engel that the correction has been made for the March 24 GOP convention.

County Chairs of both parties, and Boards of Elections from all counties should take note.  The new congressional map can be found here.

This has been a public service announcement from MoreMonmouthMusings.

Posted: February 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Congressional Redistricting | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Attention County Chairs and Boards of Elections: New Jersey Has A New Congressional Map”

  1. Surprised? said at 12:28 pm on February 24th, 2012:

    It comes as no surprise that the Board of Elections, in long democrat-controlled Middlesex, is incompetent. But the Middlesex GOP, led by that political genius, Sam Thompson, is also incompetent? Oh wait, nevermind.

    No wonder the Middlesex GOP can’t win an election. Look who’s in charge.

  2. Republican said at 12:34 pm on February 24th, 2012:

    Leave it to Mr. Carroll to be on top of his game. He is always right after all.

  3. Charles M said at 3:17 pm on February 24th, 2012:

    Good job Peter!

  4. Freespeaker1977 said at 9:34 pm on February 25th, 2012:

    What do you want from most Municipal Chairs who don’t even do their job.

    And dribbling Sam Thomson, the Middlesex County Chair? He couldn’t care less. Personally, I think it’s “criminal” that Old Sam holds a State Senate seat and is Chairmen of the County that puts him in office.

  5. It is said at 1:18 pm on February 26th, 2012:

    quite unsettling whenever those in-charge are so slow on the uptake.. part of it is to do with some civil service workers not being brought up to speed, as changes occur- many just do the same thing everyday, and, unless their management is on top of it, we will continue to see these situations.. any county chair or party leader who doesn’t take the time to be current, as soon as it happens, really needs to step aside and let someone new take over!.if those in charge don’t have a handle on things, we can be assured the mostly uninformed electorate is even more clueless!….

  6. Donald Katz said at 10:17 pm on February 27th, 2012:

    Very cute story but not substantively true. The facts are that all Middlesex County GOP Municipal Chairs – as well as some 1300 other Republicans – mostly from Middlesex County – including Peter Carroll – were advised, in detail, in my e-mail newsletter of January 3, 2012, exactly what happened with regard to congressional redistricting in Middlesex County – including the specific Middlesex County municipalities in the 6th CD and in the 12th CD.