A very hurried Gov. Chris Christie stopped by the Brookside Emergency Services Building Tuesday morning to cast his vote in the special Senate primary election he did so much to make happen.
The governor answered no questions, arriving shortly after 10 a.m. from an event in Essex County and besides pleasantries exchanged during sign-in, hardly spoke a word in the two-minute visit.
According to officials, voter turnout was light, as expected, but poll workers were hopeful it would pick up after work.
Democrats will choose between Newark Mayor Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver. Republicans face a choice between former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan and Alieta Eck, a physician at the Zaraphath Health Center in Somerset.
The victors will square off in an Oct. 16 vote for the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Former state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa is serving as acting senator.