42*: The 42 Personal Choice Votes For The BOE

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Published: November 5, 2015 @ 5:02 PM EDT

This year had the third highest ‘Personal Choice’ vote count for the Roselle Park Board Of Education (BOE) election since 2005. With 42 votes, 2015 was behind 2012 which had 101 votes and 2010 which had 328 votes. All other years had between zero and 12 votes.

24 names were typed in with six of them being for characters from movies. Real people voted on ranged from a former mayor to a BOE candidate who dropped out of the race to a BOE member who did not run again to the spouses of a council representatives to a husband and wife team. Even though no woman currently serves on the Board, seven of those typed in were women.

In the Personal Choice write-ins for the Board Of Education, Jeanine Goodis and ‘No Name’ tied for first with six (6) votes each. ‘No Name’ means that a voter pressed ‘Personal Choice’ and did not enter a name.

The next highest votes for Personal Choice were for Mark Maulbeck and Scott Bruckenstein. Mr. Bruckenstein was a member of the BOE but decided not to run again.

Resident Matthew Leingang tied with Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck at two votes each.

The 18 remaining names each received one (1) vote each – four of those names were for fictional characters:

  • Angel Boose
  • Chad Hemenway
  • Darth Vader
  • Edward Kotwica
  • Elaine Weaver
  • Goofy
  • Gregory Storey
  • Jackie Templeton
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Jennifer McConnell
  • Jennifer Haas
  • Joe DeIorio
  • Julio Tomayo
  • Keith Heyman
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Nicholas Milici
  • Optimus Prime
  • Thomas Haas, Jr.

Below is the printout from the clerks office for reference:

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