NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Hundreds of New Rochelle voters filled polling places Tuesday.
Voters chose who they wanted as their president and as their representatives in state offices.
Board of Elections Chairperson Alicia Bradshaw said the New Rochelle Public Library’s meeting room had a steady stream throughout the day.
“It’s great. A lot of people are coming out and voting for the first time,” she said.
The New Rochelle United Methodist Church also saw a good crowd.
Bob Lebensold, election inspector at the Jefferson School polls, said at least 1,000 residents had come in to vote so far
“It’s pretty busy,” he said.
New Rochelle resident Mary Doran said she saw a “very low turnout” when she went to vote at 8:30 a.m. “Yes, there is power," she said in a post on The New Rochelle Daily Voice’s Facebook page.
Resident Latoya Thomas also said she voted early and didn't have to to wait in line or vote in the dark, in a post on The New Rochelle Daily Voice’s Facebook page.
New Rochelle resident Joyce Furfero said she saw voters at each table, and also did not have to wait in line when she cast her ballot at Webster School before noon.
Judy Hines said the lines were the longest she has seen since she started voting in 1965.
“I have never seen this kind of line,” she said on The New Rochelle Daily Voice’s facebook page.
Polling locations close at 9 p.m.
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