Polls close in Queens as voters wait for results of primary elections


The polls in Queens are officially closed on Election Day.

Voting sites across the borough have closed Tuesday, June 22, as of 9 p.m., marking the end of the primary elections. According to the city’s Board of Elections (BOE), more than 35,000 Queens residents — approximately 1.6 percent of the borough’s population — took advantage of early voting, which took place from June 12 to 20, representing about 18 percent of all the early votes cast in New York City.

But Queens had the most absentee ballots requested of any borough, with more than 66,000 requested and more than 23,000 completed ahead of Tuesday, according to the BOE.

In-person voter turnout on Tuesday seemed relatively low throughout most of the day in polling sites across the borough. However, a worker at a polling site in Rochdale Village at P.S. 80 was impressed to see their turnout Tuesday morning, telling QNS they didn’t “expect this many people.”

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