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Executive Order signed Re NJ General Election

On August 14, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 177 requiring that every active registered voter in New Jersey be sent a Vote-by-Mail ballot ahead of the general election. Voters will have the option to return their ballot through a secure drop box or turn in their ballot at a polling location on Election Day (November 3). Ballots returned through the U.S. mail with a postmark on or before November 3 will be counted as valid if received by 8 PM on November 10. Ballots without a postmark that are received within 48 hours of the closing of polls on November 3 shall be considered valid. The Order also requires a minimum number of polling locations per county and municipality.

New Jersey is also developing a new online voter registration system, expected to launch on September 4, 2020.

 


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