New Jerseyans have already cast 355,009 vote-by-mail ballots for the 2018 general election, according to preliminary numbers compiled by the New Jersey Globe.
Democrats have a 48%-28% statewide edge in VBM ballots, 168,502 to 98,207.
A total of 567,793 vote-by-mail ballots were mailed by county clerks statewide, with 63% being returned as of Monday.
Camden County is the statewide leader in VBM ballots returned, with 38,107 (63%) already received. Democrats have a 62%-22% edge in these ballots, according to party registration.
Democrats have returned more vote-by-mail ballots than Republicans in 16 of 21 counties. Only Cape May, Hunterdon, Ocean, Sussex and Warren have returned more ballots from Republicans than Democrats. That includes Morris County, where Republicans have a voter registration edge.New Jersey Globe VBM November 5, 2018