October 13, 2023 | newjerseyglobe.com
Credit: NJ Globe
With 25 days until Election Day, nearly 3% of all registered voters in New Jersey have already returned vote-by-mail ballots for the 2023 mid-term elections.
According to an analysis by Associated Press election researcher Ryan Dubicki, 180,866 vote-by-mail ballots have been returned to county election officials, 20% of the 917,362 VBMs sent out. Almost two-thirds of the statewide returned ballots (66%) were cast by Democrats and 22% by Republicans.
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