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NJ Election Officals To Begin Counting Early Votes Tomorrow

New Jersey election officials will begin counting mail-in votes tomorrow, the first time in history that votes are being counted prior to Election Day. 

Governor Murphy signed a law in August that allows votes to start getting counted 10 days before the election, as counties are flooded with mail-in ballots. The move came after the July primaries took over a month to certify, a scenario the governor and election officials seek to avoid in the general election.

Early counting will also provide officials more time to address mail-in votes that have issues with them, such as “naked ballots” – when the outer envelope is missing – and mismatched voter signatures.

Early counting is dependent on each County – each county has its own rules and most, including Ocean County, will not participate in early counting.

Although votes will start being counted tomorrow, election officials are prohibited from revealing any early voting results.

More than 2 million New Jersey voters have already cast their ballots in the upcoming general election and at least another million are expected to arrive in election offices before Election Day.

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There are 3 Comments to "NJ Election Officals To Begin Counting Early Votes Tomorrow"

  • Moe says:

    A smart, rational law from Gov. Murphy.
    Must be a mistake.

  • mordechai w says:

    This election is a fraud! So many people save received more than one ballot. And I do not believe President trump should give in if he loses. It’s screwed against him!

  • Vote vote vote says:

    I voted by mail and was able to verify it has been received.
    Despite all the drama, we haven’t seen any true mail fraud in NJ
    And what has been seen as been isolated instances. If you mail it in and can it verify, then you can at least attempt to vote with the provisional ballot on Election Day. At lease there’s some back up