Sleepy Primary Season Set to End In NJ Tuesday

TRENTON (AP) -

A quiet primary wraps up Tuesday as New Jersey voters head to the ballots to pick Democratic and Republican candidates for November’s Assembly election.

The Assembly is atop the ticket for the first time in 16 years because of a quirk in term lengths, and in 35 of the state’s 40 districts the primaries are not contested. Some voters will cast ballots for other offices, like freeholder and county executive.

Experts expect turnout to be quite low. In 1999, the last time Assembly races topped the ballot, only 6 percent of eligible voters went the polls. Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.