2022 Midterm Election Updates
NEW: Township Council Vice President Mike Todd's statement read into the record
at the March 9, 2023 Mercer County Commissioner's Meeting
Mayor Dave Fried and Councilwoman Chris Ciaccio attended the February 14, 2023 meeting of the Mercer County Board of Elections (BOE) at its headquarters in Lawrence. Both the mayor and Ms. Ciaccio spoke during the public participation portion of the meeting, which was attended by several Robbinsville residents.
Although not much new information was gleaned regarding the unfortunate events on Election Day, and BOE Superintendent Nathaniel Walker somehow was not noticed to appear, Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello was there even though this was not her meeting. The county clerk answered several questions from angry constituents and offered to pledge significant funds from a County trust toward addressing the voting machines that purportedly malfunctioned by not properly scanning ballots on November 8.
Township Council Vice President Mike Todd and Councilwoman Ciaccio attended the latest Mercer County Commissioners Meeting in Trenton on Thursday, January 12.
MIKE TODD PUBLIC COMMENT
According to Mr. Todd, for most of the public questions/comments, the Commissioners deferred to the Mercer County Board of Elections (BOE) since they are the operational component of our elections. Chair Lucy Walter revealed the Commissioners only take part in approving funding requests brought forth by the BOE, and not the elections itself. She further revealed the Superintendent of Elections is appointed by the Governor and members of the BOE are recommended by party leaders.
Any member of the public who feels they were disenfranchised during the November 8, 2022 General Election is encouraged to contact Superintendent of Elections Nathaniel Walker at:
McDade Administration Building
640 S. Broad Street; Trenton, NJ 08650
Office phone: 609.278.7906
******2022 Midterm Election Coverage
“After issues in the last two elections, I have come to the conclusion that we must fundamentally change the management of the election process in Mercer County because it is clearly not working.”
- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes via the Robbinsville Advance
December 22, 2022
Mayor Fried Statement Re: Board of Elections Letter to Disenfranchised Voters
December 1, 2022
Mayor's Column: It's time to Take a Long, Hard Look at Elections in Mercer County
November 28, 2022
Despite Initial Findings, Election Integrity Still Under Question
November 23, 2022
Mercer County Clerk Praises Board of Elections Commissioners in Press Release
November 22, 2022
Mercer County Prosecutor: No Tampering or Criminality
Robbinsville Officials Attend Marathon County Commissioners Meeting
Robbinsville Township Council President Mike Cipriano, accompanied by Business Administrator Joy Tozzi and fellow Councilman Mike Todd, spoke at the November 22 Mercer County Commissioners' meeting in Trenton.
Mr. Cipriano began reading a joint statement from himself and Mayor Dave Fried, but his already abbreviated comments were cut short due to the three-minute time limit imposed on each speaker during the public participation segment.
Robbinsville representatives will be attending future Commissioners' meetings until it's grievances and suggestions regarding future elections are heard in full.
November 12, 2022
County Executive Brian M. Hughes Calls For Changes in Wake of Election Challenges
November 11, 2022