It's still too early to say anything definitive about voter turnout in today's primary, but most people we're hearing from say their polling places were mostly empty before 9 a.m. this morning. CNN reports that 700,000 Democrats are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary, while Republican turnout may be as low as 60,000. We'll see what happens, but here are some snapshots from the scene this morning at polling places across New York City:
— Kali Kotoski (@Kali_Kotoski) September 10, 2013
— Stephen Nessen (@stephen_nessen) September 10, 2013
Donuts? Check. Electoral register? Check. LET'S DO THIS! Oh, wait...
— Lisa Colagrossi (@LColagrossi7) September 10, 2013
Really overestimated New York's desire to vote in mayoral primaries. pic.twitter.com/6coFQJIXbL
— Rebecca Orchant (@SMcPickles) September 10, 2013
Tumbleweeds at my polling place in Williamsburg. Yet one worker says she's "shocked" at how busy it's been. pic.twitter.com/N2JzFOcl6k
— John Del Signore (@johndelsignore) September 10, 2013
— Joseph Coakley (@josephtcoakley) September 10, 2013
Not even the chance to vote IN A MANSION can persuade people to participate:
And here's a bonus #HumbleBrag:
— Heather Haddon (@heatherhaddon) September 10, 2013
You have until 9 p.m. tonight to participate in democracy, y'all! If you don't know your polling site, you can look it up at NYCVotes.org. And here are our handy guides with more details on who's running.