Township of Winslow, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 6-27-00 as Ord. No. 0-14-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-26-00 by Ord. No. 0-26-00]
An ordinance banning the use of municipal buildings and municipal personal property for soliciting or accepting political contributions or for political campaigning.
[Amended 9-26-00 by Ord. No. 0-26-00]
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CANDIDATE — Any individual seeking election to a public office of the Federal, State, County or municipal government or school district, or other political office or any individual who shall have been elected to or failed to be elected to any such office.
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ELECTED OFFICIAL — A person elected to any public office of the Federal, State, County or municipal government, school district or other political office.
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POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION — Any loan, transfer of money or other thing of value to any candidate, elected official or representative of any candidate, elected official or representative of any political organization or any other commitment or assumption of liability to make any such transfer. Political contributions shall be deemed to have been made upon the date when such commitment is made or liability assumed.
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POLITICAL CAMPAIGNING — The conducting of a political campaign for the election of a candidate to public office to include meetings to discuss the election of a candidate, writing of political literature, dissemination or mailing of literature for a candidate, preparation of political signs for a candidate, direct or indirect contact with other political candidates, elected officials or representatives of any political organization or any public or private entity or person or persons concerning in any way the election of a candidate, or the storage of any political literature, signs or other political items used for election of a candidate.
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POLITICAL ORGANIZATION — Any two (2) or more persons acting jointly, or any corporation, partnership or other incorporated or unincorporated association which is organized to, or does, aid or promote the nomination, election or defeat of any candidate or candidates for any Federal, State, County, municipal or school board office or political party office. Political organization includes, but is not limited to organizations defined in N.J.S.A. 19:44A-3 as a "political committee", "joint candidates committee", "continuing political committee", "political party committee", "candidate committee" or "legislative leadership committee."
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MUNICIPALITY — The government of the municipality, including any office, department, board, commission or agency thereof.
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MUNICIPAL BUILDING — Any building owned or leased by the municipality for the conducting of any official municipal business. This definition shall not include the Bud Duble Senior Citizen Building which is owned by the Township of Winslow in that political campaigning will be permitted in said building for the purpose of meeting with senior citizens by candidates for political office and by other elected officials to discuss campaign issues for an election. No other type of campaigning will be permitted nor will any solicitation or accepting of a political contribution be permitted.
[Amended 3-25-03 by Ord. No. 0-14-03]
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MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL, EMPLOYEE AND APPOINTEE — Any person holding any elected municipal office or holding an appointed position in the municipal government or any agency, commission, board or office thereof, whether the position is full time or part time, compensated or uncompensated; and any employee of municipal government or of any municipal agency, commission, board or office thereof, whether the position is full time or part time.
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SOLICIT — To ask for, by oral or written communication, a political contribution as that term is defined herein.
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MUNICIPAL PERSONAL PROPERTY — All municipal property owned, leased or controlled by the municipal government including, but not limited to, vehicles, telephones, fax machines, computers, copy machines, stationery which includes municipal letterhead, postage and other office equipment.
[Amended 9-26-00 by Ord. No. 0-26-00]
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Prohibition against soliciting or accepting political contributions or political campaigning in a municipal building or room in a municipal building. No municipal official, employee or appointee may solicit, commit to pay, or receive payment of or a commitment to pay any political contribution for any candidate, elected official or political organization while in any municipal building or room in a municipal building or undertake or conduct any political campaigning while in any municipal building or room in a municipal building.
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Prohibition against use of municipal personal property for political fundraising or political campaigning. No municipal official, employee or appointee may solicit, commit to pay or receive payment of or a commitment to pay any political contribution for any candidate, elected official or political organization while utilizing municipal personal property or undertake or conduct political campaigning while utilizing municipal personal property.
[Amended 9-26-00 by Ord. No. 0-26-00]
Violation of any provision of this Article shall be punished by a period of community service not to exceed ninety (90) days or a monetary fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.).