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Low Turnout in Uncontested West Deptford Primary

A little more than 1,000 voters came out to the polls Tuesday.

A year after a rancorous Republican primary drove registered Republicans out to the polls in heavier-than-usual turnout, the numbers were flipped Tuesday, as Democrats outpolled Republicans in .

Incumbent Denice DiCarlo got 664 votes to capture 99 percent of the Democratic turnout, with six write-in votes, according to the unofficial results. Republican challenger Jeff Hansen received 485 votes to get all the Republican votes.

While the vote totals were lower, the turnout wasn’t all that much different from last year. Roughly 765 Republicans and 459 Democrats voted in last year’s primary, a total of just 69 more voters than this year.

Countywide, turnout was just over 9 percent, with about 21.5 percent of Republicans and 13.64 percent of Democrats casting votes.

Republican candidate Votes Jeff Hansen 485 Write-in 0 Total 485 Democratic candidate Votes Denice DiCarlo 664 Write-in 6 Total 670
barney miller June 06, 2012 at 10:13 PM
bryan you better write the facts denise dicarlo is not an incumbent she was appointed it never ceases to amaze me how you are so much for the democrats. why don't you stop going to the republicans meetings and victory parties because you are 100% dem.it's only the primary and independents couldn't vote remeber last year the first sign was dems were leading then they got beat exactl what's goping to happen this november.Oh by the way ask denise where's her cpa license SHE DON'T HAVE ONE
Bryan Littel June 07, 2012 at 01:42 AM
By definition, the incumbent's the person holding office right now - so appointed or elected, she's it. Independents can vote, if they declare at the polls. As for the results, it was two races that didn't mean anything, since both are already into the November general. The numbers tell us more Democrats showed up this time around - whether that means anything for the general has yet to be seen.

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