Why does N.J. hold elections in off-years?

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File photo: Signs point voters to a polling place in Moorestown, New Jersey. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

File photo: Signs point voters to a polling place in Moorestown, New Jersey. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

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New Jersey is one of the few states in the nation that hold statewide elections only in odd-numbered years. The goal was to focus voters’ attention more on local issues. But is it working? WHYY’s New Jersey Statehouse reporter Joe Hernandez explains the pros and cons.

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