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Returned vote-by-mail ballots continues to grow, with total now at 342,690

By David Wildstein, October 25 2022 2:47 pm

New Jerseyans have returned 35.8% of all vote-by-mail ballots sent out by county election officials, a total of 342,690 votes already cast out of 956,975, according to tallies compiled by Ryan Dubicki of the Associated Press.

That number increased from 33.7% since yesterday.  County clerks show 3,618 new ballots mailed out on Monday.

A total of 39.4% of all mail-in ballots have been returned in the 7th district congressional race, where Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) faces a rematch with Republican Tom Kean, Jr.  The number increased by 1,805 ballots since yesterday and is up from 37.7%.

In the 3rd district, where Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) faces GOP challenger Bob Healey, 41.7% of all VBMs are back, up from 41.8% on Monday.

Voters have returned 35.9% of vote-by-mail ballots in the 5th district, up from 37.7% yesterday.  Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) faces a rematch with his 2020 opponent, Republican Frank Pallotta.

In NJ-11, 33.7% of VBMs sent out have been returned.  In the race between Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) and former Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor Paul DeGroot, the Republican, the number of ballots cast went up from 31.6% on Monday.

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