New Jersey

These Are NJ's Statewide Ballot Measures as Early Voting Begins

In-person early voting ends Sunday, Oct. 31

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New Jersey will veer away from public-sector investments in education, transit and a host of other areas under a GOP governor, Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy said. Another four years of Murphy’s administration will lead to more crushing taxes and unaffordability, Republican former Assembly Member Jack Ciattarelli said.

Starting Saturday, registered voters in New Jersey will be able to cast their votes early.

In addition to choosing preferences for crucial positions like the governor of New Jersey, voters will also have to decide on a number of statewide and local ballot measures.

Here are the statewide ballot proposals and what they mean:

Public Question 1: Sports Betting

The amendment would allow the wagering of all college sport competitions held in the state as well as competitions in which New Jersey-based college teams participate. All of the above are currently prohibited even though sports betting is allowed.

Public Question 2: Nonprofit Gambling

This would allow New Jersey organizations to use raffle money to raise money for their own organization.

In-person early voting ends Sunday, Oct. 31. Voters can find a polling location in their county here. They can also find a ballot drop box here.

Ballots sent through the mail must be postmarked by 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 and must be received by a voter’s local board of elections by Nov. 8.

Editor’s note: There may be additional local ballot proposals in specific municipalities. These are the only statewide ballot measures.