Low voter turnout was the trend of primary election day.
Polling place after polling place reported slow going as voting progressed. The statistics released by the Morris County Clerk's office demonstrate just how unengaged the electorate was.
Out of a total of 30,613 registered Parsippany voters, 3,164 people cast votes in a polling place. An additional 723 voters sent in their ballots via the mail. The total vote count as of last night: 3,887, or 12.7 percent of registered voters.
Here is the breakdown of yesterday's races with candidates' vote totals:
TOWN COUNCIL - Four Year Seat
DemocraticJanice McCarthy 516 Tom Wyka 504 Annelise Catanzaro 502 Robert Hofacker 67 Write-In 5
RepublicanMichael dePierro * 1,805 Brian Stanton * 1,795 Paul Carifi 1,717 John Fox * 1,542 Roy Messmer 981 Write-In 11
TOWN COUNCIL - Two-Year Seat
RepublicanVincent Ferrara* 1,657 Robert Crawford 1,386 Write-In 5
MORRIS COUNTY BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS
DemocraticTruscha Quatrone 5,847 Write-In 14
RepublicanWilliam "Hank" Lyon 12,234 Margaret Nordstrom* 12,228 Write-In 36
DemocraticJoseph Raich 1,252 Elliot Isibor 1,244 Write-In 6
RepublicanJay Webber 5,746 Alex DeCroce 5,589 Write-In 45
DemocraticWasim Khan 1,284 Write-In 7
RepublicanJoe Pennacchio 6,080 Write-In 41