Atlantic County election officials confirmed tonight that they received 9,383 provisional ballots that are now awaiting counting, raising the least possible number of uncounted ballots in New Jersey’s 2nd district congressional race to 53,816.
Cumberland County could have as many as 50,000 uncounted ballots on hand, the New Jersey Globe has learned. That might bring the lowest number of potential ballots to be counted to nearly 85,000.
In that race, Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) leads Democrat Amy Kennedy by 9,563 votes, 52%-48%.
These numbers include only Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties. Complete uncounted ballot information for the NJ-2 municipalities in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Ocean counties are not immediately available.
Additional provisionals and ballots dropped off at polling locations will likely increase this number.
Ballots postmarked on or before November 3 and delivered by the U.S. Postal Service will be counted if they arrive at county election offices by close of business on November 10.
Ballots with no postmark at all that arrive by close of business tomorrow will also be accepted.