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Counties in New Jersey can start to count mail-in ballots October 24, but some are not starting right away.

In Essex County, the Board of Elections said counting will begin 5 days before Election Day. Union County will start October 30, but on the 24th it will start preparing the verified ballots for counting. Officials there say that is the most time-consuming part of the process.

Somerset said it will start sometime before Election Day. Bergen will begin the week of October 26, and Cape May and Camden counties will jump on it, starting their counts on the 24th.

Corona Virus
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There are at least 33 coronavirus cases in New York State. Governor Cuomo says that number is expected to rise but he’s urging people not to panic. 

Meanwhile, New Jersey has at least its third case of coronavirus … the first in South Jersey. The patient is a Camden County resident. Officials say the man in his 60s is currently hospitalized in stable condition.

Two other people who tested positive for coronavirus are quarantined in hospitals in Bergen County. Acting Governor Sheila Oliver says the state was ready.