Poll workers: Lowest turnout in memory
It’s still very early on primary day, but some initial signs are pointing to a certain apathy among voters. From The Post’s Marc Fisher:
Only 68 voters had shown up at Precinct 32 in Chevy Chase by 10 a.m., the lowest turnout in memory, poll workers said. A lone D.C. firefighter stood outside the polling place handing out Gray flyers to the rare voters who came along. Wesley Methodist Church is usually a magnet for candidates and campaign workers but there were none positioned there Tuesday, a sign of the oddly quiet campaign in Ward 3 this season.
“The big mystery in this race is Ward 3,” said Chuck Thies, Gray’s campaign manager. “Nobody’s got it. Nobody worked it hard. Most years, there are yard signs everywhere. This year, hardly any.”
The Post’s Zach Cohen finds tepid interest in the race at a Southeast D.C. precinct:
About 71 people had voted at the Ward 8, Precinct 114 voting place at Union Temple Baptist Church in Historic Anacostia as of 10 a.m., according to precinct captain Robert Hairston. About 3,400 Democrats are registered to vote in the precinct, Hairston said.
Those figures contrast with more than 800 people who voted in the same precinct during the last mayoral primary.
DCist’s Matt Cohen said few voters have turned out at Garrison Elementary this morning:
Been to Garrison Elementary a few times this morning and it’s been pretty empty every time. pic.twitter.com/6xmCrbui0T
— Matt Cohen (@Matt_D_Cohen) April 1, 2014