Yesterday was the primary election and turnout for both the Democrats and Republicans was under 30%. Please note that the results below are unofficial and not yet certified.
In the Democratic Party primary in Ward 2, newcomer Adrian Serna defeated longtime incumbent 32 to 14. On the Republican side, Richard Kosich was unopposed and received 16 out of 17 votes cast. Serna and Kosich now advance to the general election on November 2nd.
Democratic turnout for Ward 2 was 26.86% (47 out of 175 registered voters voted). Republican turnout was 24.66% (18 out of 73 registered voters voted).
In the Democratic Party primary in Ward 4, incumbent Anita Barton easily won with 121 votes. On the Republican side, first-time candidate Lori Burt won with 74 votes.
Both were unopposed on the ballot, but as you can see there were a significant amount of write-in votes. Those likely represent the write-in effort by Marty Eckert.
Democratic Party turnout in Ward 4 was 31.58% (174 of 551 registered voters cast a vote). Republican turnout was 26.61% (99 of 372 registered voters voted).
Ward 6 by far was the most interesting and competitive race. Stacy Ellam, who lost in the Democratic Party primary in 2017, defeated first-time candidate Macie Caudle 101 to 80.
Even the Republican side had interesting results even though there was only one candidate on the ballot. First-time candidate Christopher Dieckhaus won with 75 votes, but there were 25 write-in votes that made up a quarter of the votes. We believe at least a majority of these write-in votes were for Democrat Stacy Ellam.
Ward 6 is the only ward currently to have a Republican on Borough Council. The incumbent, Bob Stokley, did not run for re-election.
Democratic Party turnout in Ward 6 was 45.64% (183 of 401 registered voters cast a vote). Republican turnout was 38.85% (108 of 278 registered voters cast a ballot).
In the mayor’s race, there was only one candidate in each primary, so incumbent Yaniv Arnonson and first-time candidate Michael Makoid both easily advanced to the general election.
Since the vote for mayor is borough-wide, this shows the turnout across all seven wards. On the Democratic Party side, turnout was 29.13% overall with 962 of 3,302 registered voters casting a ballot. Republican turnout was 23.86%, with 487 of 2,041 registered voters casting a ballot.
What about independents and voters with political affiliations other than Democratic and Republican parties. Based on 2019 data, there are about 1,100 registered voters in Conshohocken who did not have the opportunity to cast a ballot in the primary election for any of the candidates. They did have the opportunity to vote for the constitutional and other questions.
You can view all unofficial election results here.