The number of advance votes cast for next week’s election in New Jersey has jumped to 600,380 – 10% of all registered, active voters.
Election officials have recorded the receipt of 475,517 vote-by-mail and military ballots, 30.8% of more than 972,500 ballots sent out by county clerks.
After six days of early voting, 124,863 New Jerseyans have cast in-person ballots, including 19,662 on Thursday. Early voting centers are open on Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM and on Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM.
In New Jersey’s 7th district, where former Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) is seeking to unseat two-term Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes), 53,022 vote-by-mail ballots and 15,910 early votes have been cast.
Voters in the 3rd district have cast 49,929 mail-in ballots and 15,524 early votes for the contest between two-term Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) and Republican businessman Bob Healey.
In the rematch between three-term Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) and Republican Frank Pallotta in NJ-5, a total of 36,944 vote-by-mail ballots have been marked as returned by county election officials and 11,828 early votes have been cast.
In the 11th district, where Republican Paul DeGroot, a former Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor, is challenging two-term Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair), 43,702 VBM ballots and 13,713 early votes have been cast.