Between early voting and 5 p.m. on Election Day, more than 2 million New Yorkers had voted across the city, according to the NYC Board of Elections.
“I’ve had a few people come in with their Trump hats or T-shirts,” one poll worker said, of trying to enforce rules that forbid electioneering from within 100 feet of a poll site. “I tell them, you’ve got to take it off.”
Staten Island occupies the bulk of the 11th Congressional district, where Rep. Max Rose, a Democrat, is trying to hold on to the seat he won in 2018 against a strong challenge by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis.
Poll sites in New York City opened at 6 a.m. Thursday, where residents were already lining up to cast ballots in an historic presidential election amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.