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Phil Murphy knows that democracy is stronger and more representative when more people vote. That’s why he has fought to make it easier — not harder — for New Jerseyans to participate in the political process. While states like Georgia and Arizona have taken action to restrict the right to vote and disenfranchise citizens, particularly African Americans, seniors, and college students, Phil has moved New Jersey in a different direction to strengthen voting rights by: 

These efforts have led to more participation in the democratic process across New Jersey. In the 2020 presidential election, New Jersey had the eighth highest turnout rate (75.3%) in the country, an increase of 9.5% since 2016. New Jersey is motivating young people to share their voice at the polls, and it boasted the highest youth voter turnout rate (67%) in the nation in 2020.