On May 15, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 144 establishing procedures for the July 7, 2020 New Jersey Primary Election. The New Jersey League of Women Voters provided the following summary:
Important details about the July 7th Primary
All active registered Republican and Democratic voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot. A pre-paid postage return envelope will be included. All unaffiliated voters and inactive Republican and Democratic voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail application.
To the extent possible, there will be at least 5 readily accessible secure ballot drop box locations per county for voters to return their vote-by-mail ballots.
Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked by July 7 (Election Day) and must be received by the County Board of Elections by July 14.
In-person voting options will also be available. A minimum of 1 polling location per municipality will be available and each county will open a minimum of 50% of its polling places (provided that sufficient poll workers are available). CDC guidelines for polling place safety and sanitation will be followed.
Voters who vote at polling places will vote using a provisional ballot. Voters with disabilities may vote on ADA-accessible voting machines.
Voters will not receive sample ballots, but will receive notification of their polling locations.
Voters cannot return voted vote-by-mail ballots to polling places.