For the first time in a year, NJ voters cast ballots in person

In Westfied, Union County, ‘it was so easy, manageable’

For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey voters could cast a ballot in person Tuesday.

In Westfield, voters who went to the polls were pleasantly surprised to find an easy process and no long lines. This was good news for Union County election officials after some polling sites previously reported a shortage of workers. And, while many were voting in person, many others were still choosing to vote by mail, said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi. Turnout was expected to be low statewide.

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