Early voting kicks off citywide, but draws few crowds over holiday weekend


Early voting got off to a seemingly slow start this weekend, with few lines at polling places in Manhattan on Sunday, and just under 5,700 New Yorkers casting ballots for the June 27 primary elections on opening day.

Early voting officially kicked off on June 17 and will continue through June 25 at poll sites across the Big Apple (except in Staten Island, where there are no primary elections this season). According to unofficial counts released by the city’s Board of Elections Saturday night, just 1,468 Manhattanites took advantage of early voting on day one. Meanwhile, Brooklyn saw 1,473, Queens saw 1,689 and the Bronx saw 983 ballots cast on day one.