Polling places to change at 3 Cherry Hill sites
CHERRY HILL â€” Three polling places here will move from their usual spots on Election Day.
The Woodcrest and Marlkress fire stations, which usually serve residents of township voting districts 10, 44 and 45, are expected to be undergoing construction next week, said township spokesman Dan Keashen.
District 10 residents are to vote Tuesday at Woodcrest Elementary School at Astor Drive and Cranford Avenue. Voters in districts 44 and 45 should head to Bethel Baptist Church Family Center, 1721 Springdale Road.
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Attention Camden County residents!!!
Absentee ballots are available now through Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at the Camden County Stores in the Cherry Hill Mall and Voorhees Town Center, and at the Clerkâ€™s Office in the Camden County Courthouse.
Each location has a private area where you can vote and seal your ballot. You can drop it in a USPS mailbox conveniently located inside the County Store (or mail it from home) â€“ the County Store even provides you the stamp!
This opportunity lets you securely cast your ballot and avoid the lines in what will be an historic Election Day.
In Camco, stick with Dems
Courier Post Editorial -- October 23, 2008
Incumbents Louis Cappelli and Riletta Cream should stay on as Camden County freeholders.
Whether Democrat or Republican, New Jersey's ghastly taxes and oversized and overly expensive government demands a level of fiscal conservatism from all elected officials.
We need politicians who see that people are suffering because of high property taxes and moving out of this state because they no longer want to pay for an army of government workers with cushy benefits.
In Camden County, the freeholder board has focused in recent years on shrinking the size of county government to reduce the burden on taxpayers. Nearly 300 jobs have been eliminated since the beginning of 2005, according to county officials. Last year alone, 86 positions in the county government were cut, shaving about $4 million off the county payroll.
Camden County Freeholder-Director Louis Cappelli Jr. and Freeholder Riletta Cream should be re-elected because even though there would be benefit in having opposing party voices on the all-Democratic board, the freeholders are on the right path with shrinking the payroll in the county through attrition, not layoffs.
Republicans Alice Wood and Mary Cortes are passionate candidates who would no doubt enliven the board and spur debate at public freeholder meetings, something the board could use. But the county government has gotten better about spending under Cappelli's stewardship -- the ridiculous purchase of Marlkress Road in Cherry Hill for $1.7 million in 2006 notwithstanding. Wood and Cortes don't seem ready to focus on the nuts and bolts of county finances and further reducing payroll spending.
So we endorse incumbent Democrats Cappelli and Cream.
In the 3rd District, Adler is the choice
Courier Post Editorial
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Democrat John Adler has a solid platform and should get the chance to follow through on his ideas in Washington.
In the hotly contested 3rd Congressional District, two accomplished men are vying to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton, the Mount Holly Republican who has served for more than two decades.
While both are capable candidates, we're endorsing Adler, the Democratic state senator from Cherry Hill.
On so many of the issues that matter -- the economy, health care, Iraq, energy independence -- Adler has strong ideas that 3rd District voters should welcome.
The Republican candidate in the race, Chris Myers, has questioned Adler's ethics in using $50,000 from a discretionary state fund for public safety and community projects in five Camden County towns. Adler didn't personally benefit; he was responding to constituent needs.
Still, Adler readily acknowledges there could have been more transparency in the process and is glad the program has ended. As a congressman, Adler said he would push for more transparency in federal earmarks.
Adler also is on the mark with the economy. He says he would have voted against the bailout bills, including the version that was eventually approved by Congress and signed by President Bush. He thinks lawmakers didn't fully understand what they were voting for and didn't take the time to correct some of the regulatory mistakes that led to the economic meltdown. We agree; Congress shouldn't have rushed the process so members could run home to their re-election campaigns when there was work left to be done.
To get an understanding of the economic collapse and how it happened, Adler has talked with economists, Wall Street workers, bankers and business people. His approach of getting so many perspectives and doing the hard work to inform or educate himself is how a lawmaker should operate.
On energy, we fully agree with Adler that one of the most important things our nation can do is build cars and trucks that run on something other than gasoline. He proposes an effort similar to the Manhattan Project of the 1940s to corral our best scientific and engineering minds together with aid from Washington to produce vehicle engines that run on other fuels. As Adler noted at a debate Sunday night in Cherry Hill, getting off of oil would free our foreign policy, our economy and our environment.
On health care, Adler says he wants to make the words "pre-existing condition" curse words, at least when it comes to people getting rejected by health insurers. Adler knows how painful that can be; his father lacked health insurance, had several heart attacks, lost the family business and eventually died. It's clear that experience has had an impact on Adler and that he will go to Washington fully motivated to make good health care available to more Americans.
Myers, the Medford mayor, Lockheed Martin executive and veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, also has some good ideas. Particularly, he's right that our state and our nation should lower business taxes so more companies locate here. On energy, he has several good proposals, including extending tax credits on alternative energy for 20 years so more companies see the long-term financial benefits and are willing to invest in wind and solar.
Overall, however, we believe Adler's platform is the better of the two. Both candidates are capable of doing the job, but we believe Adler will do the job best; he gets our endorsement.