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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, right, and Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli debate at Rowan University on October 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, Pool).

N.J. voter turnout now more than 500,000

45% of all VBM ballots have been returned

By David Wildstein, October 28 2021 11:35 am

The number of returned vote-by-mail ballots for New Jersey’s November 2 general election is up to 433,286, with 45% of all ballots now in the possession of election officials.

That brings the total number of votes already cast to 501,167, but that tally doesn’t include in-person early voting numbers from Wednesday.

County clerks mailed 955,691 VBM ballots, with 522,405 still unreturned.  They sent out an additional 548 mail-in ballots on Wednesday.

Turnout in New Jersey is now at 7.6% of the state’s nearly 6.6 million voters and 22.8% of the total votes cast in the 2017 general election.

Early voting in New Jersey stared on October 23 and extends through October 31.  These numbers do not include early voting tallies.

Mail-in ballots can be sent through the U.S. Postal Service – although some election officials strongly recommend against that – and can be deposited in secure ballot drop boxes across the state.  Click HERE for a list of drop box locations.

Voters can track their own vote-by-mail ballots.  Click HERE to sign in to your Track My Ballot account or click HERE to sign up.

Nine days of early voting began on October 23.  Click HERE for a list of early voting locations.

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