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Manchester Candidates Unaffected by April Primary Filing Deadline

Township will hold nonpartisan municipal elections in November

The three candidates whose terms expire in 2012 — along with any potential contenders — were unaffected by the April 2 deadline to file for primaries since the township holds nonpartisan municipal elections.

Without political affiliations, the primary process is unnecessary in Manchester, said township Clerk Sabina Skibo. Candidates in municipalities with a partisan form of government had until 4 p.m. Monday to register to run in the June 5 primary.

The terms of council members Frederick Trutkoff, Samuel Fusaro and Warren Reiter expire in 2012, according to the Ocean County Clerk's Office. 

on the council in December of 2011 after Councilman Kenneth Vanderziel resigned the month prior. 

Manchester residents voted last November . With that change, the New Jersey Division of Elections states that Sept. 4 is the deadline for nonpartisan candidates to file to be voted on in the November general election.

The terms of elected municipal officials will be extended six months to bring them in line with a November vote. The township is bound to hold its municipal elections in November for 10 years before the possibility of switching back to a May vote can be approved. 

In , a borough with a partisan form of government, the terms of Republican Borough Council members James Davis and Gary Lowe will expire in 2012. 

Borough Clerk Bernadette Dugan said that both incumbents have filed petitions to run in the primary. No Republican challengers or Democratic candidates filed petitions, Dugan said. 

, filling the seat left vacant when former councilman Harry Robbins became mayor. 

Independents have up until June 5 to file with the Ocean County Clerk, Dugan said.

ballyjduf April 04, 2012 at 12:43 PM
They have to be able to drive, no matter what the cost. As long as Fressola gets them there to vote for him again."

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