New Jersey voters cast 4,635,585 ballots in the 2020 general election, putting overall state turnout at about 72%. A staggering 88% of these votes were absentee ballots. The state swung heavily for President Joe Biden, who won its 14 electoral votes with 57.3% of the popular vote. New Jersey has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1992.
New Jersey has a bicameral legislature with 40 senators and 80 assemblymen. The legislature is in session from January to December, and Democrats have held the majority in both chambers since 2004.
New Jersey’s governor, Phil Murphy (D), is up for re-election in November 2021.