What’s Good — Mail-In Ballots

Video and reporting by: Isaiah Showell

BRIDGETON, N.J. — Election Day is 18 days away, but New Jersey residents have the opportunity to cast their vote far in advance this year.

The state has sent mail-in ballots to all active, registered voters as a safety precaution during the coronavirus pandemic. While voting in-person will still be available on November 3, the vast majority of this year’s election process will play out by mail. Voting drop boxes are scattered across the state as a result, and you can also mail your ballot to your county clerk to ensure your vote is counted.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, more than one million New Jersey residents have already voted in this year’s election. In contrast, only 1.6 million people in the entire country had voted by October 16 during the 2016 election cycle, according to CNBC.

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