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CDC recommends postponing events with more than 50 people: does that mean elections?

By David Wildstein, March 15 2020 11:59 pm

The latest signal that upcoming elections in New Jersey could be postponed: the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said tonight that events with 50 or more attendees should be canceled or delayed for the next eight weeks.

Gov. Phil Murphy said on Sunday that his administration is “actively reviewing all options” regarding upcoming elections.

Atlantic City has an important change of government referendum scheduled for March 31, some cities and towns – including Newark and Hackensack – have school board elections on April 21, and more than a dozen municipalities have non-partisan municipal elections on May 12.

Vote-by-mail ballots are set to go out for the May elections on March 28.

The Assembly Homeland Security Committee will consider a bill on Monday that gives election officials an extra week to mail vote-by-mail ballots.  The legislation does not address the upcoming filing deadline.

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