The polls across the state, which were open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., are now closed. The results will be available shortly on Philly.com. Those needing information about voting or assistance can call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837).
Primary day was a low-key affair. Some national outlets, however, covered the race, framing the election in terms of what it says about the national Democratic party and outgoing Gov. Chris Christie. Here are few national takes on New Jersey's gubernatorial race:
Earlier in the day, Politico New Jersey outlined seven things to watch for in Tuesday's primary: Christie fatigue, Murphy's margin, where Jim Johnson goes from here, the Republican nominee's relationship with President Donald Trump, GOP backlash in down-ballot races over the gas tax increase, Legislative District 40 and the NJEA's influence in Legislative District 31. – Emily Babay
As recently as Monday, today's election was news to some New Jersey residents. NJ.com talked to voters and found that few were aware of primary day or the gubernatorial race.
New Jersey voters got their first chance on Tuesday to decide whom they want to lead the state after Gov. Christie completes his tumultuous tenure in January.
The candidates hoping to succeed Christie, a Republican, spent the last day before the primary election campaigning across the state, making their final pitches to voters in diners and rallies from Bergen County to Atlantic City.