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More than 68 million people have already voted around the country; 2.6 million ballots already cast in New Jersey

With a week until Election Day, more than 2.6 million ballots have already been cast in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday. More than 68 million people have already voted around the country, half of all ballots cast in the last presidential election.

News 12 Staff

Oct 28, 2020, 10:04 AM

Updated 1,328 days ago

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With a week until Election Day, more than 2.6 million ballots have already been cast in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday. More than 68 million people have already voted around the country, half of all ballots cast in the last presidential election.
In New Jersey, the number amounts to 67% of the voter turnout in 2016 and stems from the state holding its first mostly mail-in election. Many other states are also reporting record-breaking numbers already.
Gov. Murphy cited COVID-19 when he signed an order in August, calling for all active registered voters to get a ballot in the mail.
State officials also rolled out an online voter registration tool for the first time this year, which they say has been popular with voters.
Registration closed Oct. 13. 
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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