New Jersey’s Gov. Phil Murphy says the state will move to a nearly all-mail election this November, following the model it used for the July primary because of the coronavirus. (Aug. 14)
PHIL MURPHY: Today we are announcing that the November 3 general election will be held overwhelmingly through vote-by-mail. I will be signing an executive order later today to implement this decision. Additionally, our new online voter registration system will be up and running effective September 4, giving new voters an added ability to ensure they get registered.
All of us recognize the importance of this year's election, ensuring that every voter has the ability to securely cast their ballot, while protecting public health is our paramount concern. Results here and across our nation showed that making it easier to vote does not favor any one political party. But it does favor democracy.
It means every eligible voter should be able to vote. Every vote should be safe. Every vote should be secure. And every vote should count. That shouldn't be. controversial.