LIVE, THURSDAY at 7 p.m.: New Jersey's election isn't just coming — it's here. For the first time, New Jersey will vote almost entirely by mail, a controversial precaution put in place for the continuing novel coronavirus pandemic. Your mail-in ballot is likely already in your hands.

And while experts say election fraud — by any means — is rare in the U.S, a case hit home this year. A mostly-mail special election resulted in election fraud charges against four people, including a city councilman, a councilman-elect, the brother of another councilman and a fourth man. In this year's mostly mail primary, about 1 in 10 ballots were thrown out for errors and oddities including seemingly mis-matched voter signatures, or failure to sign the ballot envelope.

“This is the first time the majority of people in New Jersey will cast their vote by mail,” New Jersey 101.5 Senior Political Director Eric Scott said. “And as a result, there is much confusion. There have been documented cases of voting irregularities in New Jersey, and our goal is to help everyone who wants to vote, be certain their vote will be counted.”

Gov. Phil Murphy has pointed to the arrests of those accused in Paterson as evidence the system works — after all, those alleged to be involved were caught. Many of the ballots thrown out in the primary were tossed to ensure the integrity of counted votes. But it's no wonder people have questions and concerns.

Thursday, Scott will join experts including New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way live Thursday at 7 to discuss those concerns and questions about an election like no other. Listen on New Jersey 101.5 FM, or the New Jersey 101.5 app. Follow along on Facebook Live and join the chat there, or call 800-283-1015 Thursday to ask your questions on air.

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