Voting on Election Day

Voter voted at Zion United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor Township during Election Day. June 4, 2019 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

New Jersey voters agreed to a ballot question to let veterans living in retirement communities get a $250 property tax deduction.

The question was the only statewide referendum on Tuesday's ballot.

Legislative estimates show the deduction would carry a cost to taxpayers of $350,000 to $550,000 annually. That's just a small fraction of the state's roughly $39 billion budget.

It's unclear, though, exactly how many beneficiaries the expanded deduction would affect.

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