False Claim #3: “Ridgewood is one of only fifteen municipalities in NJ that currently hold an automatic and separate vote on the school budget.”
TRUTH: Purposely misleading. Moving school elections to November became an option in 2012. Once those elections are moved to November, there is a mandatory four year waiting period before the process to move them back to the spring can begin. That process cannot take effect until the following year and there has been at least one, two year moratorium added to this, further delaying the opportunity to move local elections back to November. So really, we have no way of knowing how many other municipalities will move their elections back to the spring, as Ridgewood did. The one thing we do know, however, is that several municipalities have. That, in itself, is telling.
It is critical to note that the chart included in this section of the One Village One Vote website contains false information. Their claim that Board of Education election turnout data is unavailable for several years is FALSE. By their own admission, they fabricated data to include in their chart which just so happens to feed the FALSE narrative they are trying to create.