Snapshot of NJ’s primary day

A photo essay from the polls

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Registered voters in New Jersey — or at least some of them — went to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in the primary election for governor, state legislators and for some local races. Photojournalist Sue Dorfman visited three polling locations to tell the story of Election Day in images; in some places, poll workers seemed to outnumber voters.

The photo essay is part of the national Votebeat project focusing on the country’s voting system and the integrity of its elections. NJ Spotlight News has been a participating partner in the project.

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June 8, 2021: Election workers at Central High School in Trenton hang an American flag outside the polling place early Tuesday morning before voting begins.

 

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A Mercer County voter shows her absentee ballot for New Jersey’s 2021 primary election.

 

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Reliance Hall in Mays Landing is set up as a polling place on primary election day, June 8.

 

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An election worker at Briggs Branch Library in Trenton hangs polling place signs before voting begins.

 

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An election worker at Engine House No. 7 in Trenton shows a voting machine before voting begins.

 

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Kyle Sales drops his ballot into an election drop box outside the Atlantic County Courthouse in Mays Landing on Tuesday, primary election day. He said he cast his ballot that day because “it’s the only way to bring about change.”

 

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A voter casts a ballot inside the booth at Engine House No. 7 in Trenton on primary election day.

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