NORTH BERGEN – Both slates in North Bergen’s municipal election have claimed that their opponents have taken part in illegal acts during Election Day on Tuesday, according to published reports.
The Citizens for Change candidates, who are running against Mayor Nicholas Sacco and his slate of Board of Commissioners incumbents, say their poll challengers have had tables and chairs taken away from them by poll workers. They also say that residents have complained to them that poll workers instructed them who to vote for, said an article on nj.com.
Sacco's side is saying that perhaps some Citizens for Change poll workers were from outside Hudson County, which he said is a violation of election rules.
Neither side returned calls for a comment in time for this news update.
North Bergen Police Commander of the Detective Bureau Lt. Frank Cannella said that at 4 a.m. this morning, Lois Espada, 40, of Elizabeth, and four three other males from Brooklyn, N.Y.; Bronx, N.Y.; and Fairview, N.J. were given summonses for allegedly posting signs on private property after police saw them allegedly placing signs for Citizens for Change on North Bergen High School, which is also a polling center.
Espada was arrested due to a $580 warrant out of Elizabeth, Cannella said.
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