NJ Vote-By-Mail System Changes Could Spark Confusion

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New Jersey's vote-by-mail system is changing under a new law enacted last month that some lawmakers and county officials are warning could spark confusion.

The new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy back in August will go into effect in time for this year's closely watched midterm elections.

Under the new law, voters who signed up for and got mail-in ballots for the 2016 General Election will continue to be sent those ballots for all future elections, unless they opt out of it.

Critics say that this means voters who wanted to vote absentee in 2016, but expected to vote at a machine this year in person, might be surprised when they turn up at the polls and are told they're mail-in voters.

The Murphy Administration argues the new law will expand voter participation.

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