TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today hinted that November’s general election could also be a vote-by-mail election like yesterday’s primary election.
“I want to say, our early sense of the elections yesterday, a hybrid model as you all know, a big dose of vote by mail and some dose of in-person voting, and I’m not suggesting that in every single case it was perfect, but overwhelmingly, we believe early returns, anecdotally it worked very, very well,” Murphy said.
When asked when to make the decision on November’s election, Murphy said, “We’re not there yet.”
In Murphy’s reopened New Jersey, you can wait on mile-long DMV lines, wait on line at supermarkets, go to the boardwalk, protest in huge crowds, but when it comes to casting a vote in person, the COVID-19 risk is just far too high.
“Whatever decision we make on November, we’ll make it sufficiently early enough so that not only can we learn from any kinks that we may have had in the system but we can give folks as long a runway as possible,” Murphy said.
Murphy said state officials did an extraordinary job coordinating and hosting the July vote-by-mail election.