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Over 2.5 million ballots cast in New Jersey so far

Voter turnout over 41% statewide

By David Wildstein, October 25 2020 11:12 pm

Update on October 26 at 10:26 AM: By a 2-1 margin, New Jerseyans are using secure ballot drop boxes and not the U.S. Postal Service.

New Jersey voters have cast 2,506,796 mail-in ballots for the 2020 general election, as of 6 PM on Sunday.

That brings the total statewide turnout of ballots received and recorded by county election officials to 41.4%.

Turnout was at 68% in 2016, 67% in 2012, and 73% in 2008.

With nine days left to go, 63% of all votes cast in the 2016 presidential election are already in.

The state’s top election official, New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way, is recommending that at this point voters use secure ballot drop boxes across the state rather than the U.S. Postal Service, or deliver them to a polling place in the municipality of their residence on Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail ballots postmarked by November 3 will be counted as long as they arrive at the county Board of Elections office by close of business on November 9.

Voters may also vote in-person using paper ballots on Election Day. At least one polling location is available in each municipality. Click here to find where to vote in-person.

VBM ballots can be tracked using the state Division of Elections website: https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/vote-track-my-ballot.shtml

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