NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Poll workers weren’t the only ones who got up this morning to help voters cast their ballots on this primary day.
As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, the polls opened across the five boroughs at 6 a.m. and issues were reported just a short time later.READ MORE: NYPD Narcotics Detective Executing Search Warrant Shot On Staten Island
“It was pretty slow up to 6:20 [a.m.] and then kaboom,” Gene Russianoff with the New York Public Interest Research Group told Miller.
Russianoff said the NYPIRG voter hotline has been busier than other years with calls from frustrated voters. The voter helpline handled more than 200 total calls by noon, according to a release from NYPIRG.