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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:08 PM

More than 1 million have voted so far in N.J. mail-in election

The turnout is a result of the state holding its first-ever mostly mail-in election, and election experts say it could be headed for 2008 levels when 73% of registered voters in New Jersey cast a ballot.

“We no longer have an Election Day. We simply have an election," said Ben Dworkin the director of the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship. “Voters are taking advantage of that opportunity because they got the ballot in the mail and that’s why we’re seeing this surge of voters."

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.

State officials also rolled out an online voter registration tool for the first time this year, which they say has been popular with voters. Registration closed Oct. 13.


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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 04:18 PM

1. this election should really break all turnout records as it is so easy to vote by mail

this is how all elections should be done, 1 month of early voting. CA is a model, so many option - can go to any voting center, mail, drop off to ballot box (each county has tons of them), same day registration, automatic voter registration, track your ballot every step of the way, by law no ballot is rejected without giving a minimum 8 days for the voter to correct the ballot even after the election, etc.
Our strongest message should be - vote early; it may be the only way to ensure we can win. Who knows what’s gonna happen on election day - terrorist attack, militia intimidation, massive russian hacking disabling machines in key states, etc.

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