First 2022 primary in New York.
Brooklyn, Buffalo, Queens, & Kingston voters turned out in small numbers Tuesday to decide who will run for governor in November.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the primary election for governor, lieutenant governor, & 150 state Assembly members was on course for a low voter participation.
Which was not surprising considering that many families were on summer vacation.
Only about a dozen voters cast ballots at Public School 81 in Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant Tuesday afternoon.
Lisa Jackson, 53, criticized the small civic effort, but it pushed her to the polls. “Because so few are coming out, I'm more motivated,” she remarked.
Mayor Eric Adams, who supports Gov. Kathy Hochul & voted at P.S. 81, said voter turnout efforts should start early.
"Start simulated elections in school. He urged everyone should visit a polling site to touch it and vote. "More people must participate."