TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2024
This year is another critical election year.
The 2024 ballot will have:
- United States President
- United States Senate
- United States House of Representatives (we are in Congressional District 7)
Our Goals for Roxbury – Always
Communication and Transparency
It’s time to update the existing communication methods used by the town, allowing important information to reach as many residents as possible. Examples: While the town and Recreation Departments currently have newsletters, they are multi-page pdfs with little functionality. Modern newsletters with hyperlinks for further information would streamline communication. Town departments need a better online presence with updated and robust information.
Roxbury deserves broader representation on the 20+ committees that should provide the input used to run our town. Let’s open them up! These committees, commissions, and boards make important decisions that impact the future of Roxbury Township; the rosters for these committees should reflect the diverse community that they serve, full of people with subject matter expertise. Applying for a seat should be easy and appointments should be merit-based, ensuring that engaged, knowledgeable people are helping to shape Roxbury’s future.
Town meetings, whether of the Town Council, the Recreation Advisory Committee, or the Economic Development Committee, as examples, should be open and accessible for the public. If town business is being discussed, the public should be allowed to attend. Residents of all ages, students, parents, and senior citizens, took advantage of the pandemic protocol of virtual meetings to participate in town governance. This practice should continue. The ability to take part should not be determined by poor health, busy schedules, or car ownership.
Utilities and Infrastructure
As Roxbury changes and grows, we need to plan with the future in mind. We want our diverse population, both young and old, to find a place in Roxbury. Meeting our Affordable Housing goals will play a large part.
We also need to meet challenges like climate change head on, handling both the current effect of flooding and future remediation measures such as migrating towards electricity as a primary source of power.
- Reliable and reasonably priced utilities
- Transparent evaluation of the paving plan
- Safe drinking water and healthy lakes and streams
- Responsible stormwater management
Important Voter and Election Dates
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 – Primary Day including final day to return mail in ballots – by 8PM
Tuesday, November 5, 2024 – Election Day including final day to return mail in ballots – by 8PM
For information on your polling place, visit: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/polling-place-search
What Ward Are You In?
The 2020 Census resulted in newly drawn voting district maps, including in Roxbury. Roxbury is Legislative District 24. Parts of Roxbury were also redistricted!
To find out which Ward you live in AND where your polling location is, visit the NJ Voter Information site at: https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/polling-place-search