Big Shake-Up at City Hall in Toms River Following Tuesday’s Election in Ocean County, NJ
Let's be honest, there is not a huge turnout for mid-term elections and especially when it's a "primary" election. We should all express our right to vote at the polls, but when it's mid-term primary elections, we see a dramatically lower voter turnout. Unless you have races like the one in Toms River that will directly effect city hall.
According to Fairvote.org, "In recent decades, about 60% of the voting eligible population votes during presidential election years and about 40% votes during midterm elections, with 2020 and 2018 marking the highest presidential and midterm turnout in over a century."
According to Patch.com, It looks like Toms River is going to see a new Mayor come November. The "unofficial" results show a win for Republican Daniel Rodrick and Democrat John Furey (Who ran unopposed). "Toms River Councilman Daniel Rodrick and his council slate have won the Republican nominations for mayor and council for the November general election, according to unofficial tallies Tuesday night. Rodrick received 4,567 votes, nearly double that of Geraldine Ambrosio, who received 2,756 votes and incumbent Mayor Maurice Hill, who received 2,137, according to the unofficial tallies posted by the Ocean County Clerk's Office. The tallies do not include any vote-by-mail ballots that were mailed by 8 p.m. or deposited in a dropbox by 8 p.m."
Keep in mind that the results of Tuesday's election must be certified by the Board of Elections before they become official and that will take place later this month.
So it will be Rodrick vs Furey for the Mayor's Office in Toms River in November.
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