Phil Murphy says if you don’t wear a mask, you cannot vote in person in 2021

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TRENTON, NJ – Whether or not you have had your COVID-19 vaccination and regardless of whether or not you already had COVID-19, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today said everyone will have to mask up to vote in this year’s election..

If you refuse to wear a mask at the voting site, Murphy said you will be denied entry.

“If you refuse to wear a mask, we’re not letting you in. It’s that simple,” Murphy said. ” You got to wear a mask if you’re going into a store, going into a restaurant. You got to wear one going to the Motor Vehicles Commission. Wherever you’re going, if you’re indoors, you got to wear a mask. I don’t expect that our indoor masking guidelines will change.”


Murphy said it is highly unlikely that he will change his mask wearing policy before the upcoming elections.

“They’re certainly not going to change between now and the May 20th election, I would guess, and unlikely to change before June 8th. You okay with both of those comments? Want to make sure,” he said.

When asked if he is going to require poll workers to be vaccinated, he said probably not.

“I don’t expect that we will require poll workers to be vaccinated but strongly, strongly, strongly encouraged,” Murphy said.

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