Actually, I suppose it’s all quiet at all polls for now. We’ve stopped by about six today, and few reported more than 70 voters per electoral district. But that’ll be heating up as the evening draws near, and people head to the booths after work.
Meanwhile, our woman in the field, Brooklyn Independent Television’s Natasha Gaspard, found a rare breed in the Orthodox section of Midwood: a liberal voter.
Debra Burke was one of the few who have so far hit the 1215 Avenue O voting site, and remarked about how she’s a bit of an odd duck for the area.
“I’m actually am on the other side of the issues because I happen to be liberal. This is a very conservative neighborhood and I happen to be liberal,” she said. “I believe in public schools and equal civil rights.”
Burke didn’t say who she voted for, but did say she had been turned off a bit by the pamphleteering in the past few weeks.
“I’ve been so annoyed by all of the phone calls and pamphlets. Right now, I don’t really like any of them,” she said.
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 us throughout the day from various polling sites in an effort to keep readers informed of polling conditions, and remind them to vote.