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Reproductive Freedom Act

Town hall talk discusses New Jersey’s proposed Reproductive Freedom Act

New Jersey legislators introduced the Reproductive Freedom Act following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18.
voting

What options do Montclair voters have for casting ballots?

Voters can also deposit their ballots in the drop box outside of town hall or mail them in through the post office. Montclair’s drop box is monitored by a surveillance camera 24/7. Township communications officer Katya Wowk said the drop box ballots are collected once a day. 

Activism: Moms take to the streets

Across the nation and here in Montclair, moms are protesting and taking to the streets for political issues they care about.

Montclair Local’s vote by mail checklist

With the Nov. 3 election fast approaching, active registered voters have begun receiving ballots. If you are not registered to vote, the last day to do so is Oct. 13. 

Freeholders no longer; Murphy signs bill to change name

The word freeholder will die as an official governmental title at year’s end.

Concerned with elections, mail service overall, Montclair protests at post office

Montclair activists joined thousands across the state who gathered outside post offices on Friday, Aug. 21.

What to expect with NJ’s commitment to mail-in balloting

In November, it will be the third time this year Montclair voters will cast their ballots by mail due to the pandemic.

League, NAACP demonstration illustrates the importance of having your vote counted

 By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS Photos and video by Kate AlbrightOn July 1, the day Montclair’s new mayor and council were being sworn in, 1,086 ballots fluttered in the wind outside of town hall — the...

League, NAACP plan protest to get rejected votes counted

The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area and the NAACP of Montclair are holding an event to emphasize the  fact  that 10 percent of the votes cast in the Montclair election were not counted and to press for changes to avoid this happening again.

Making sure your vote counts in a time of mail-in ballots

Voters in New Jersey’s July 7 primary election will have the opportunity to “cure” mail-in ballots that are rejected by their county.