Low Show at G.O.P. Primary

    Turnout for Tuesday’s Republican primary was low in East Hampton, with just 67 people casting ballots at the polls.

    While the results of the write-in primary for East Hampton Town supervisor will not be known until at least early next week, unofficial tallies in the races for the G.O.P. nomination for district attorney and county sheriff show clear wins for the incumbents, Thomas J. Spota and Vincent De Marco respectively.
    In East Hampton, no one had stepped forward to express interest in challenging Larry Cantwell, who is running for supervisor on the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families lines. In fact, there was a concerted Republican effort to nominate Mr. Cantwell as a write-in. He has informed the Suffolk County Board of Elections that he would decline the nomination if he won it, but he still has some time to think about it.

    The Board of Elections will not begin the recanvassing process until Monday, tallying write-in votes from polling places as well as affidavit and absentee ballots. The candidate with the majority of votes would be considered the winner, but he or she can choose to decline the nomination.