It Can Get Lonely Being a Polling Volunteer

Bernadette Jusinski and Doc Whipple have been waiting for District 2 primary voters to show up at the Chatham Borough Firehouse. Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ -  According to a very small and unscientific poll, it's been a very low turnout of primary voters so far in Chatham.

"It's a very slow day," said Bernadette Jusinski, who is working the District 2 polling place at the Chatham Borough Firehouse.

Jusinski and her polling partner, Doc Whipple, counted 29 primary voters through 1:15 p.m. The primary election will select the nominees for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, which will be decided in a special election on Oct. 16.

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"In June we had 78 voters show up for a primary," Whipple said. "The turnout is very low."

Primary voters have till 8 p.m. tonight, Aug. 13, to cast their vote.


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