Happy Election Day 2020, New Jersey. It’s a big one, and it’s unlike any we’ve ever seen.
Millions of you have already voted by mail or via drop box. Most of you who vote in person Tuesday will do so on paper instead of the usual machine. And results may not be available for days, if not weeks, or even a month.
But this is the home stretch of an election that will determine the U.S. presidential race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, a U.S. Senate seat and all 12 U.S. House seats in New Jersey, whether marijuana becomes legal in the state, and much more.
Here’s what you need to know:
When do polls open and close?
Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. across New Jersey.
What’s the unusual setup of this election?
All of New Jersey’s roughly 6 million registered voters were automatically mailed a ballot, with multiple options of what to do with it. You could place the ballot in the mail, slide it into one of a number of secure drop boxes in your county, bring it to your county election office, or hand it to a poll worker on Election Day.
You can also vote by paper provisional ballot at select in-person polling locations Tuesday. But the voting machines Jerseyans traditionally use to vote will be available only for disabled voters.