Hoboken Councilman-at-Large Ravi Bhalla’s mayoral ticket filed a combined 2,796 petitions for nomination with the city clerk’s office before today’s deadline.

“We engaged voters throughout the City in our petition-gathering effort, using it as an opportunity to have thousands of conversations at residents’ doors and in strategic locations,” Bhalla said in a statement.

“Voters were responsive to our plans for fixing our aging infrastructure, comprehensively addressing our flooding problem, holding the line on taxes, and building on the successes of the Zimmer Administration. Between now and election day, we will continue and step-up our active grassroots campaigning, assisted by dedicated volunteers.”

Bhalla himself accounted for 1,004 of the 2,796 petitions.

Today was the filing deadline for the November 7th Hoboken municipal elections, with all of the expected candidates submitting petitions in time: Council President Jen Giattino, 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco, Freeholder Anthony Romano (D-5), business owner Karen Nason and activist Ronald Bautista.

Original article: Hudson County View