If Twitter activity is any indication, D.C. voters are slowly making their way to precincts across the city to cast ballots in a special election for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

Eight men and one woman are running in a race that could potentially alter the council’s balance of power, the Post’s Tim Craig reports.

Only a small number of the city’s registered voters were expected to vote Tuesday, and, so far, turnout has matched expectations. We asked @WashingtonPost followers to tell us what they were seeing at the precincts using #four26, an already trending D.C. election day hash tag:

@WashingtonPost Voted at McKinley Tech, precinct 75. Very, very quiet over there. #four26less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Replydascruggs

per @DCBOEE, #BloomingdaleDC’s Precinct 135 has 3566 registered voters. 5 hours in, 3% of that total have voted on #four26less than a minute ago via Seesmic for Android Favorite Retweet Replyin bloom

@WashingtonPost #ivoted wd 6 pct 143. 1 other voter and rather empty signature books to my eye... Much quieter than mayoral primary. #four26less than a minute ago via Twitter for Mac Favorite Retweet ReplyAdam Sharp

Voter # 12 at precinct 128. Took longer to find a secure place for my bike than to vote. #four26less than a minute ago via TweetCaster Favorite Retweet Replynicole

PostLocal reader @bogrosemary pointed out that plenty of voters are using #Four26DC, too:

With turnout reports as low as they are, anyone with an “I Voted” sticker should get a year-long reprieve from paying taxes. #four26dcless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyMartin Austermuhle

I was the 25th person to cast a paper ballot at Precinct 137 #four26dc #voteDCless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyNikolas Schiller

However you decide to tweet about your voting experience, know that polls are open until 8 p.m. Tuesday. If you have a problem or a question, the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics — @DCBOEE — is actively directing traffic on Twitter. Follow Tim Craig and Mike DeBonis for Post updates, and follow along with #Four26 here: