It was a year ago in April that I filed my petition to run for borough council in Mountainside. I was part of the feminist blue wave, the record breaking number of women who signed up to run for office in the wake of the 2016 election. Our ticket consisted of two women running for the office of ‘councilman.’ Wait – what?

In New Jersey, ballot petitions are filed at the township clerk’s office. The county clerk is an elected constitutional officer who has full autonomy over the design of the ballot, including the titles of the offices. READ MORE >>

By Anjali Mehrotra, Guest Columnist, Star Ledger
Originally Published in Star Ledger on April 17, 2019