FREEHOLD, NJ – You can’t vote in-person in New Jersey because the COVID-19 virus will get you, but you can wait in long lines to drop off your COVID-19 free mail-in ballot. These pictures were shared by Serena DiMaso showing long lines forming at the Monmouth County mail-in ballot drop-off location. Voters waited in lines twenty to thirty deep for their chance to drop their ballot off in the most secure method available ahead of the November election.
It’s another example of the failure of Governor Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 rules and guidelines, which don’t make sense to many people. Why can voters in October wait in lines with mail-in ballots in hand be free of COVID-19 exposure, but voting on machines in just a few weeks will reignite the pandemic? The action of going into a voting booth and casting ballots is no different than going into a supermarket and using the keypad at the checkout register.
“Another Murphy debacle,” DiMaso said. “You can’t stand in line to vote in person on a machine but you can stand in line to drop of mandated vote by mail ballots. And ballots only just came, imagine what next week will bring? NJ deserves better.”