The fiercely competitive primary races for mayor are not galvanizing voters to rush early to the polls, according to the city Board of Elections.
Voters have the option to cast ballots during nine days of early voting offered at more than 100 polling sites ahead of next Tuesday’s primary election.
Through the first four days of early voting, more than 64,200 voters cast ballots in the first citywide ranked choice primary election.
There are more than 3.6 million active registered Democrats and 500,000 Republicans eligible to vote in the primary races for mayor and other offices — or more than 4.1 million voters combined.
That means less than 2 percent of eligible primary voters have cast ballots thus far.