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New Jersey’s Elections: COVID-19 Response

New Jersey’s Elections: COVID-19 Response
Understanding Governor Murphy’s Executive Order #144 regarding the upcoming July 7th Primary. Visit LWVNJ.org to learn more!

Automatic Vote-By-Mail
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.

Vote by mail ballots must be postmarked on or before July 7 (election day) and must be received by the county board of elections by July 14.

Drop Box Locations
To the extent possible, there will be at least 5 readily accessible secure ballot drop box locations per county.

No Sample Ballots
Voters will not receive sample ballots, but will receive notification of their polling locations.

Polling Places
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 cannot return voted bote-by-mail ballots to polling places.

Provisional Ballots
Voters who vote at polling places will vote using a provisional ballot. Voters with disabilities may vote on ADA-accessible voting machines.