Few voters were expected to participate in Tuesday's primary election in New Jersey.

Polls were to remain open until eight, but the lack of competitive races has generated little buzz.

Democrat John Kerry (search) locked up his party's nomination for president months ago and is expected to easily carry the Garden State. President Bush is unopposed in the Republican column.

New Jersey's 13 congressmen are also seeking renomination.

All but one are free from a challenge. In the 13th District, Democrat Bob Menendez is opposed by stock trader Steven Fulop for the Democratic nomination.

In the Fifth District, Democrats Dorothea Anne Wolfe and Frank Fracasso are competing to face freshman Republican Scott Garrett in November.

In the First District, Republicans John Cusak and Daniel Hutchison are challenging to run against Democrat incumbent Rob Andrews.