Murphy Announces New Modifications for General Election

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MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order to make modifications to this year’s primarily vote-by-mail (VBM) General Election. The order clarifies Executive Order No. 177.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to reevaluate the way we typically hold our elections,” said Governor Murphy. “With today’s executive order, we are implementing revised requirements to alleviate concerns and provide clarity to voters as they cast their votes.”

Effective immediately, Executive Order No. 179 makes the following modifications:

  • Requires county clerks to publish a notice reflecting this year’s primarily vote-by-mail process;
  • Permits county boards of elections to continue counting ballots every day until counting is completed; and
  • Requires election audits to be completed by December 4, 2020.

Click here for a copy of Executive Order No. 179

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Frank Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019 both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, Vice Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board and Co-Host of Focus on Business, Cable TV Business Show.