About 27.7% of Wyckoff’s registered voters, and 26% of Franklin Lakes's registered voters went to the polls Wednesday for the US Senate Special Election, according to unofficial tallies released by the township and borough clerks' offices this week.
And, of the 5,460 people in both towns 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 2,020 in Wyckoff and 1,408 in Franklin Lakes voted for Lonegan.
1,380 township residents and 623 borough residents voted for Booker, who ended up winning the race, statewide.
According to reports, both towns’ 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%.