Mail-in ballots for New Jersey gubernatorial race being sent out to voters

The first ballots in this year’s state gubernatorial race are being mailed out to voters.
The return of the ballots will kick off voting in the Nov. 2 race between Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican former Assemblymember Jack Ciattarelli.
Murphy is aiming to become the first Democratic incumbent to win reelection in 44 years.
Ciattarelli faces an uphill climb in Democrat-leaning New Jersey, where polls show Murphy ahead. The governor also has a fundraising advantage.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.