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.
MAJOR NEWS: Over ONE MILLION New Jerseyans have already cast their ballots!— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) October 14, 2020
Vote-by-mail is a win for democracy.
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.