Tomorrow is Election day for the Governor, Assemblymen, and local seats. Please go and vote. Polls open and 6 am and close at 8
Here are the two ballot questions we have https://ballotpedia.org/New_Jersey_2017_ballot_measures
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The trick is to vote the opposite party of the governor for every other position so the state can remain gridlocked forever.
I'm in HS so cant vote, but please vote yes for ballot question #1. The library is such a good resource for students. I go to my library almost every week, there's so many good programs there. I hope every student in NJ has that opportunity.
I go to my library almost every week
Vote yes on 2. Money the state wins in lawsuits against polluters would only be used to cleanup the mess th polluters made
I've been in New Jersey for 2 months, here are some observations from an Illinoisian...
Pork roll is amazing.
Jughandle may be the most idiotic and dangerous traffic control device I have ever seen put in to widespread use.
I love the trees, but miss being able to see the sunrises and sunsets.
Still on the fence about the full serve gas. I have a feeling I'll be a big fan of it when the weather turns cold thouvh.
Island Beach State Park is amazingly beautiful. I was wholly impressed with it.
Customer service is simply better here. Whether at Wal-Mart or the locally owned deli, people are nicer and more helpful than anywhere else I have been in the US.
It takes forever to get anywhere, with or without traffic, but there are always multiple viable alternate routes. This is pretty cool. In Illinois, if the main thoroughfare is blocked, you are screwed in most circumstances.
Your roads are awfully narrow, but it makes driving fun, so I don't mind that.
Your pizza, while not as good as Chicago's, is still pretty damned good.
I'll be here 2 years for work, and I think I'll be alright here.
You had me until the pizza.
Yeah SERIOUSLY. Sorry our superior normal pizza isn't an above ground swimming pool for rats.
Same. NJ/NYC pizza is undeniably the best. It's why you can go anywhere in the world and they'll be a pizza place touting that its slices are the most like New York's.
OP, check out some Jersey bagels next. You can't find anything remotely close anywhere else (speaking as someone living in Atlanta currently who hasn't had a proper bagel in years).
Jughandles are a necessity in high traffic areas. Left hand turns would be all light dependent and it would create further log jams on the main roads
If road construction didn't take months, or years in some areas, more people would be ok with construction and freshly paved roads
We need those Japanese road crews. All of NJ would be done in a week.
Hear ya, I've lived here for over a decade & the roads into Jersey City have constantly been under construction.
We can have that. But there is a small road block.
I'm loath to say this because I know how some will react. But "socialism" isn't a dirty word to the Japanese. Public works and public service aren't disdained like it is here.
The truth is when we valued these things and commit to them we'll have them again. The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 built 41,000 miles of highway in 10 years. That's 11.2 miles of highway completed and built every single day of the project. And obviously they didn't have all their ducks in a row on day 1 so the number is much higher than that.
We, as a nation or state, just lack the will to do it.
EDIT: I thought this was obvious. But clearly I need to explain myself better. I don't care about environmental surveys, corruption or whatever the fuck else thing you can list. That was never the point. Those are all 100% solvable problems. Sure they add costs. But if we, as the voters, really wanted it we'd elect people who'd find a way. But we don't. At least not badly except to whine about it. So until that changes we'll never have roads like the Japanese. They wanted it. Paid for it. And now they have it. They handled all the excuses posters have listed below. Some day maybe we'll feel like them. Then we'll have it too.
That number is way too low.
Don't underestimate South Jersey and retired conservatives.
Everyone I know smokes. My girlfriend is from the west coast and says the number one thing that surprised her about new jersey is how literally everyone smokes weed.
Being a resident of Passaic County, this is lower than I expected it to be. Does Passaic have a higher percentage of people for legalization?
He has successfully pissed off all future governors for ruining a good perk when the state inevitably shuts down again.
I like that this fucking blob can't figure that out without us having to waste time to put a bill forward. Let's waste more time and money
Because it's NJ. We're not exactly known for electing winners.
If it's something no one should do, why would future governors do it?
Fatboy's never gonna let it pass.
I won an election by writing myself in but I don't exactly know what this means
I have no idea what exactly I won. Do I have a position to do something? Am I just on the ballot in the official election? Is it a Democratic Party position only? I'm more than willing to do whatever this means, but I don't know what it is. I've been writing myself in for years but I never expected to actually win something.
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