About 27.2% of Mahwah’s registered voters went to the polls Wednesday for the US Senate Special Election, according to unofficial tallies released by the township clerk’s office Thursday afternoon.
And, of the 4,426 people in Mahwah who voted, a majority voted for the candidate who ended up losing the election.
In the election between Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan for an unexpired term in the US Senate to replace the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, about 2,394 voters in Mahwah voted for Lonegan.
2,031 voted for Booker, who ended up winning the race, statewide.
According to reports, Mahwah’s voter turnout was just slightly higher than the statewide voter turnout of about 24%.
According to nj.com, that set a record for the lowest turnout at an election in state history.
According to the Bergen County Clerk's Office website's unofficial tallies, about 26% of the county's registered voters went to the polls Wednesday. Booker clinched the vote county-wide, about 56 to 42%.