WAYNE, NJ – In Four different locations in four of Wayne’s six wards, TAPinto Wayne surveyed one hundred random Wayne residents asking about general knowledge of the local elections.  Here are the results:

Did you know today was election day?

  • Yes:     82                    
  • No:      18

Did you vote, or are you planning on voting today?

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  • Yes:       65                  
  • No:         33
  • Maybe:    2

Why did you vote?

  • It is my Duty:                             17
  • It is important:                           19
  • I want my voice heard:                9
  • It is my Right:                              7
  • For a specific Person/People:     6
  • For a specific issue:                    3
  • To Get a Party in or out:              2
  • For Change:                                1
  • My Wife Told Me To:                    1

 

Why didn’t you vote?

  • I don’t know who’s running:                         12
  • I have no time:                                               6
  • I don’t care:                                                    5
  • I’m not registered:                                          4
  • I only vote in National/State Elections:          3
  • I hate politics:                                                 2
  • I’m Sick:                                                         1

Do you know what Ward you are in?

  • Yes: 44
  • No:  56
    • Ward residents surveyed:
      • Ward 1:           3
      • Ward 2:           8
      • Ward 3:           4
      • Ward 4:         14
      • Ward 5:           6
      • Ward 6:           9

Do you know what offices the candidates are running for? Surveyed residents were asked to name as many as they could, so 41 gave several different answers, while 59 residents could not name any. 

  • NJ 40th Legislative District Assembly: 15
  • Sheriff:                                                 18
  • County Freeholder:                              12
  • Township Council:                                23
  • Board of Education:                              24
  • Ballot Question:                                    10

Name anyone running for any office on the ballot. Surveyed residents were asked to name as many as they could, so 37 residents gave several different answers, while 63 residents could not name any. 

Assembly

  • Cordonnier:       0
  • DePhillips:         2
  • O’Brien:             1
  • Rooney:           10

Sheriff

  • Berdnik:          16
  • Woolridge:        1

County Freeholder

  • Duffy:               1
  • Giammona:      0
  • Lepore:            4

Township Council

  • Ward 1
    • Jasterzbski:     0
    • Sullivan:           0
  • Ward 2
    • Douthat:           7
    • Sadowski:        9
  • Ward 3
    • Dowicz-Haas:  2
    • Mazzei:            2
  • Ward 4
    • Scuralli:            2
    • Smith:              0
    • Tahan:              2
  • Ward 5
    • Ritter:               1
    • Rivera:             7

Board of Education

  • Bubba:          13
  • Domico:          3
  • Fera:               2
  • Krone:             1         
  • Kumar:            0
  • Pudup:            7
  • Verma:            0