Court overrules Board of Elections, Schneider’s challengers go back to polls in Long Branch

Superior Court Judge Dennis R. O’Brien ruled this afternoon, in Freehold, that the Board of Elections and all district workers will provide all credentialed Challengers with total vote counts in each ward and district in today’s municipal election in Long Branch, in two hour intervals, so long as there is no disruption in the flow and voting.

Mayor Adam Schneider’s campaign, The Schneider Team, went to Court to get the order, which was opposed by the Board of Election, after their Challengers were turned away from the polls by district workers this morning.

Posted: May 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Long Branch, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit of Long Branch BOE, Ferraina

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit of Long Branch BOE, Ferraina (via Long Branch-Eatontown Patch)

The Long Branch BOE’s insurance carrier will pay $600,000 for former district employee. By Christopher Sheldon A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit brought against the Long Branch Board of Education (BOE) and former superintendent Joseph Ferraina…

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Posted: January 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Long Branch | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

Disputed Asbury Park Election Ballots Will Not Be Opened

By Asbury Park Sun

A Monmouth County Superior Court judge has ruled that 252 rejected vote by mail [VBM] ballots in the Asbury Park city council election should not be opened.

The number of ballots at issue were enough to change the election results.

Daniel Harris III, an unsuccessful candidate on the A-Team slate, filed the legal challenge to the May 14 election. His A-Team running mates Jim Keady and Duanne Small were 178 votes away from unseating Mayor Myra Campbell and Deputy Mayor Susan Henderson, the two lowest vote-getters who won seats on the five-member city council.

Harris’s attorney, Kristie Howard of Montclair, said Harris will appeal the decision.

“Definitely. Immediately,” she said.

The 252 ballots subject to the ruling today by Judge Dennis O’Brien were disqualified by the Monmouth County Board of Elections. The board had ruled that handwriting on the applications for the ballots indicated other individuals provided assistance to the voter in filling out the applications.

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Posted: July 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Sun | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Trial Date Set For Asbury Park Ballot Controversy

Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Dennis R. O’Brien has set a trial date of July 16 to determine if the Asbury Park municipal election ballots disqualified by the Monmouth County Board of Elections will be counted, according to a report in AsburyParkSun.

Daniel Harris, a candidate on the United Asbury ticket sued to have 332 vote by mail ballots and 32 provisional ballots that were disqualified for faulty signatures or missing witness/messenger affidavits  counted in the final tally of the election that occurred on May 14.  If the suit is successful, it is possible that members of the new council that was sworn in yesterday could be removed from office and replaced by Harris and/or other members of his ticket.  Two members of the United Asbury ticket, James Keady and Duanne Small, are within 178 votes of unseating Mayor Myra Campbell and Deputy Mayor Susan Henderson.  A pick up of 192 votes would also put Harris on the council and give United Asbury majority control of the council.

O’Brien ordered that the parties exchange the information that the need from each other by the end of the day today and raised the possibility that all 300-odd people who cast disallowed ballots could be called to testify.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Sun, Monmouth County Court | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »