Polls close in Brooklyn, unofficial primary results roll in

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Polls are officially closed for the Aug. 23 primary elections, and results are beginning to trickle in.

Brooklyn voters had the chance to vote for candidates running for congress and state senate from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

New York’s ongoing redistricting process sliced the primary in half, and this is the second time this summer voters headed to the polls. During the June 28 primary election, Brooklynites cast their ballots for governor, lieutenant governor and state assembly, as well as for Brooklyn judgeships, District Leader and County Committee positions.

Low voter turnout was reported across the city throughout the day (just as it was last go-around), but those Brooklynites who did hit the polls told Brooklyn Paper they were voting with a number of issues in mind — among them, reproductive rights, climate change, and protecting police officers.

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