“Everybody gets a ballot,” Murphy said as he announced the decision during an interview Friday morning on “New Day.”

“As much as we enjoy the time-honored traditions of joining our neighbors on line to cast our ballots on Election Day, and as much as we are energized by seeking packed polling places, we must recognize that this is not a regular election year,” the Democratic governor added Friday afternoon as he unveiled more details during his latest coronavirus briefing in Trenton.

“We can say that in more ways than one, but it certainly matters in terms of how we go about ensuring a free and open election in the face of this ongoing pandemic,” he added.

New Jersey is one of four states, plus Washington, D.C., to announce they will proactively mail ballots to voters before the election this year.