Was early voting a success in NYC?

Election Day is all wrapped up and the numbers are in after a historic moment in New York - early voting. However, the question remains if it was a success.

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2019, 10:15 PM

Updated 1,627 days ago

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Election Day is all wrapped up and the numbers are in after a historic moment in New York - early voting. However, the question remains if it was a success.
If you ask the Board of Elections, they'll say yes. However, if you take a look at the preliminary early voting turnout- only 15% of voters came out for this election.
The Bronx saw the second lowest number of early voters with 4,893 people in total. Brooklyn was second with 17,976 early voters, Staten Island was lowest, Queens was third and Manhattan had the highest turn out.
Despite the low numbers, the Board of Elections says the nine days of early voting went smoothly. Officials say electronic voting was a success.
Officials say the overall mood was positive because voters were happy to be able to make their voices heard on their own time.
All eyes are on the upcoming election in the spring and November 2020 to see if early voting makes a significant difference in voter turnout.


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