Polls closed in New Jersey's Assembly election

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(AP) - Polls in New Jersey's election to select all 80 General Assembly members have closed.

All the seats in the Democrat-controlled Assembly were atop the ballot for New Jersey voters in Tuesday's election.

There were also local races and a statewide ballot question to decide if veterans residing in retirement communities should get a $250 property tax deduction.

There was also a single state Senate seat on the ticket in southern New Jersey's 1st District to fill the seat vacated when Democrat Jeff Van Drew went to Congress.

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County offices have been accepting mail-in ballots for weeks, though.

State data show roughly 600,000 mail-in ballots have been sent. The last time the Assembly topped the ballot in 2015, about 114,000 or nearly 10% of ballots cast were through the mail.

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