Larry Cantwell was the top vote-getter in the Republican primary for East Hampton Town supervisor, but Mr. Cantwell, the former East Hampton Village administrator who is running on the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families lines, has declined the nomination.
Turnout was lower than 2 percent, and even in countywide Republican races, like those for sheriff or district attorney, less than 8 percent of registered Republicans showed up on Sept. 10.
Of the 4,094 registered Republicans in East Hampton Town as of primary day, only 69 voted in the write-in primary for town supervisor. Mr. Cantwell received 35 votes, Supervisor Bill Wilkinson, who is not running for re-election, got 13. Next in line was Councilwoman Theresa Quigley, with 3 votes. There was one vote each for Fred Overton and Councilman Dominick Stanzione, who are running for town board on the Republican line, Zach Cohen, who tried for the Democratic nomination for supervisor, and Legislator Jay Schneiderman, who was tapped by the G.O.P. to run for supervisor before deciding to seek a final term on the County Legislature. Twelve others also got one vote each.
The newest voter enrollment figures for East Hampton Town, released on Tuesday by the Suffolk County Board of Elections, show 4,063 registered Republicans in the town. There are 6,390 registered Democrats, 995 registered with the Independence Party, 170 Conservatives, 49 in the Green Party, 37 in the Working Families Party, and 6 Libertarians. East Hampton has 4,340 unaffiliated voters and 101 who are registered with myriad minor parties.