At 8 p.m. last fall, the Jackson Courtroom was filled with people anxiously awaiting election results.
For Tuesday's primary, at the same time, it was empty.
In the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, Mitt Romney took 53 percent of the vote in the county, 1,637 votes, and sailed to a win in Pennsylvania. Rick Santorum finished with 20 percent of the vote, Ron Paul 15 percent, and Newt Gingrich finished in last with 10 perecnt of the vote, 316 votes.
The Associated Press reported that Pennsylvania's 56 delegates won't likely be alloted for several days. The delegates were posted on the ballot without identifying what candidate they support.
The most contested race was for the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Sen. Robert Casey Jr. for a U.S. Senate seat. Tom Smith dominated Warren County, finishing with 71 percent of the vote, or 2,018 votes. His closest opponent was Sam Rohrer with 10 percent of the vote. Casey easily won the Democratic nomination, in Warren County and Pennsylvania.
The Associated Press reported late Tuesday that Smith won the Republican nomination.
Republican Glenn Thompson and Democrat Charles Duman both ran unopposed on their respective tickets for election to the US House of Representatives, representing the 5th district.
The candidates running for seats in the General Assembly, Scott Hutchinson (21st) and Joe Scarnati (25th) and Kathy Rapp in the House (65th), were unopposed on their ticket and had no Democratic opponent.
Turnout was low throughout the county. Of the 13,297 registered Republicans, only 3056 cast ballots in the Presidential nomination, the highest Republican total for any office. That puts Republican turnout at approximately 22 percent.
It was even lower for the Democrats. Of the 11,170 registered, only 1,194 cast ballots in the Senate primary, placing turnout between 10 and 11 percent.
Calculated together, turnout for the primary was approximately 17 percent.
Individuals listed as independents or associated with other parties were not permitted to vote on Tuesday as both the Republicans and Democrats have closed primaries.