TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the July 7 election will be mostly vote-by- mail (VBM). This is a primary election for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, and the Presidency, which was originally scheduled for June and moved because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the governor, every registered Democrat and Republican in the state will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot. Unaffiliated and inactive voters will receive a postage-paid application to vote-by-mail. In-person polling places would be available in each municipality on July 7th.  Social distancing and frequent cleaning at polling locations are required.

The governor reported that the deadline for which votes must be received by a county Board of Elections to be counted as valid will be extended from 48 hours after polls close to seven days after polls close. This is to enure that every vote is counted.

Murphy said, "No one should have to choose between their health and exercising their right to vote."