The following post is published in partnership with B Civil, Brooklyn Independent Television’s online political portal.
Polls opened at 6:00 a.m. today, and the first round of voters have already pulled the lever at their local voting site.
Poll workers at the St. Mark School poll site (2602 East 19th Street) told Sheepshead Bites that it’s been a quiet morning with few problems – and few voters. As of 10:15 a.m., turnout was beginning to increase.
Tzipporah Simon of Sheepshead Bay was one of the first to pull the lever there this morning.
“I voted for Theresa Scavo. I think that when she was a Community Board leader, she was passionate and remained passionate,” Simon said.
The choice was more difficult in the mayoral elections, Simon said.
“For Mayor, I was kind of undecided. I made a begrudging choice. Mayor is a tough call this year,” she said.
In contrast to the calm scene at St. Mark School, a reader tells us the I.S. 381 (1599 East 22nd Street) polling site in Midwood is chaotic.
“I was sent to the wrong table, there was poll worker confusion,” our reader said. “No superviser was sent to train the workers.”
He said when he finally tried to vote his machine was broken, which spurred an argument with poll workers. Police pulled him aside to calm him down, and moments later a poll worker came over to ask when his break would be.
Please e-mail tips [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com as you vote and tell us about the conditions at your voting site.
Polls are open until 9:00 p.m. tonight. You can find your polling site here.
This post is published in partnership with B Civil, Brooklyn Independent Television’s online political portal. BIT producer Natasha Gaspard will be sending on-the-ground updates to Sheepshead Bites throughout the day from various polling sites in an effort to keep readers informed of polling conditions, and remind them to vote.