Tuesday, May 9, 2017

City Clerk's Office Extends Hours on May 16

The last day to register to vote in the June 6 primary will be a long day for the City Clerk's office. To accommodate last-minute registrants, the office will be open on May 16 from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

City Clerk Abubakar Jalloh's office is on the first floor of City Hall at 515 Watchung Avenue. You can get a voter registration form or absentee ballot from the city website, just make sure you fill it out and submit it by the deadline.

Another great resource for voters is Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi's "Union County Votes" page with many useful links.

The June 6 primary is just four weeks away, so inform yourself on the candidates. Locally, candidates for mayor and City Council are on the ballot. There is a race for governor and also some freeholder seats to fill, as well as 68 Democratic City Committee seats.

Regarding the latter, one voting district (Ward 2, District 6) ended up with no one on the ballot. If you live in the 2-6, you can write in Peter Price if you wish. Or Jerry Green, if you wish. Hey, just trying to be nonpartisan even though both are Democrats. You can look up the backstory on the blog.
Here's my candidate for official flower of the campaign season. It's called "Honesty."



  1. Leave it Blank! Sending a message back to Mapp and Green to keep their games out of the City

  2. If you want games look at the history of Rivers and her cohorts. I also question any candidate who previously went along with Sharon or Assemblyman Green and left their morals at the door. That was not Mapp and as Chairman of the County Democratic Committee the mayor has to work with Green to get things done for Plainfield. That's life and often politics.

  3. Dear Bernice. Your choice for the official flower is perfect. Thanks again for all you do. Best always. Peter

  4. I will be writing in Jerry Green. At least with Jerry we know we get a democrat who promotes democrats, helps get democrat's elected and works for democratic causes. We don't need people that just serve their own egos.