TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say more than 1 million people have cast ballots already in New Jersey, or about 30% of the turnout in the 2016 presidential. Experts and officials say the turnout, which is typically higher in presidential years, could be headed for 2008 levels when it reached 73%. That’s a result of the state holding its first-ever mostly mail-in election. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy cited COVID-19 when he signed an order in August calling for all active registered voters to get a ballot in the mail.
We’re 18 days out from Election Day, and over 1.25 MILLION New Jerseyans have already cast their ballots.
Vote-by-mail is a victory for democracy. 🗳️
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) October 16, 2020