N.J. Residents Can Register Online To Vote, Track Mail-In Ballots For November Election With New Website

New Jersey voters can now register to cast ballots in the November election and track mail-in ballots through a new website, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday.

Those visiting the site will need a driver’s license number, state ID number or social security number to register to vote.

“This online form is safe and secure, and can be accessed anywhere – whether from a library computer or your smartphone. Simply visit nj.gov/state/elections and click the link for ‘Register to Vote’ at the top of the page," Murphy said Tuesday.

“All you need to securely register to vote is your driver’s license number or non-driver identification number, or your Social Security number,” he said.

Some 13,000 people already registered to vote during the site’s soft launch last week. Using the page, already registered voters can already confirm their status. After voting by mail, they can set up an account to track when county clerks receive the ballot, Murphy said.

“That’s a question we get all the time," he said. "How do I know my vote gets there? How do I know my ballot gets there? How do I know it will be counted? Turns out, you can know that.”

Murphy announced last month the state will send ballots to its 6.2 million registered voters, hoping to widely expand mail-in voting as the coronavirus crisis continues into the fall.

The move came even as President Donald Trump has vocalized his opposition to widespread mail-in voting, saying the process is rife with double-voting and fraud. These claims have not been backed by evidence.

New Jersey will still have a select number of polling locations open on Nov. 3.

The deadline to register to vote in the November election is Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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