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NJ has passed 1 million early votes, Murphy says

New Jersey Ballot 2020
Posted at 8:43 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 20:45:03-04

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey has passed one million early ballots for the Nov. 3 election, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday.

The announcement was made by the governor on Twitter just a day after the deadline to register to vote passed in the Garden State.

All registered voters in New Jersey were sent a mail-in ballot and encouraged to use drop boxes put up around the state to ensure it would be safely delivered and counted.

"Vote-by-mail is a win for democracy," said Gov. Murphy.

Just over 3.8 million Garden State residents cast a ballot in the 2016 presidential election.

In addition to the presidency, New Jerseyans are deciding if Sen. Cory Booker will retain his seat in Washington. There's also a referendum that, if passed, would legalize recreational marijuana in the Garden State.