Judge impounds Ramapo special election ballots

A judge has impounded all the ballots from a special election in Ramapo that could change the way the town government is run. The order was issued by Supreme Court Judge Margaret Garvey last night

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2014, 3:07 AM

Updated 3,579 days ago

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A judge has impounded all the ballots from a special election in Ramapo that could change the way the town government is run.
The order was issued by Supreme Court Judge Margaret Garvey last night just hours before the polls closed at 10 p.m.
The judge ordered the impound after two special election organizers cited voting irregularities. Confusion over the town's decision to let unregistered voters vote in the referendums and to not count absentee ballots that arrived after Election Day were among the concerns.
Someone posing as a county elections official allegedly called voters and told them to vote "no," prompting calls for a criminal investigation as well.
The ballots are now under lock and key at the Rockland County Board of Elections Warehouse in Pomona until at least Oct. 10.
The referendum could change how many council members are elected and how the council is run.


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