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Over 90,000 ballots cast in NYC on Day 1 of early voting

Early voting: Controversy versus convenience
Posted at 9:11 PM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 22:56:36-04

NEW YORK — Over 90,000 residents of New York City cast their ballot on the first day of the city's early voting period Saturday, according to the Board of Elections.

The most early ballots were cast in Brooklyn, where 29,411 people voted Saturday. That was followed by Manhattan with 19,877, Queens with 19,223, and then the Bronx (14,928) and Staten Island (10,391). That adds up to a total of 93,830 early votes cast just for the first day.

According to State Sen. Brad Hoylman, that trounces the early votes cast in the entire period in 2019, when 60,110 voted early.

New York City residents have eight more days to vote early, with the last day to cast a ballot before Nov. 3 being next Sunday, Nov. 1.