Final Midterm Turnout Numbers For Lakewood, Jackson And Toms River

With Ocean County certifying the results of the 2022 midterm elections this afternoon, all ballots have now been counted and tallied.

The final numbers show that turnout in Lakewood for the 2022 midterm election – normally a lazy affair with no competitive races on the ballot – was at a solid 42%.

According to the Ocean County Clerk’s office, 24,697 registered voters in Lakewood cast a ballot, either in person early or on election day, or by mailing in a ballot. There are 58,576 registered voters in the township.

In the one race for a township committee seat, incumbent Issac Akerman once again won handily, receiving 86% of the vote.

For the congressional race, New Jersey Republican Rep. Chris Smith (R-Manchester) received 21,585 total votes in Lakewood – 88% of the Lakewood vote.

Overall, Rep. Smith received 67% of the vote districtwide.

In Jackson, where a competitive race for mayor was taking place, turnout was just under 47%, with 19,385 of the 41,401 registered voters casting a ballot.

Mayor Michael Reina won re-election, beating Township Council President Martin Flemming, who has not publicly conceded, by about 7 points, receiving 9,660 votes to his opponent’s 8,400 votes.

And in Toms River, where there were also no competitive races taking place, turnout was a percentage point below Lakewood, at 41.2%, with 29,305 of 71,110 registered voters participating.

Overall turnout for Ocean County was 45.6%.

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