City | 2:08 pm | September 13, 2011 | By Alon Harish

From the polls: Ward 1 turnout very low so far

Poll worker Shacara Mitchell sat alone at the Ward 1 polling place at the New Haven Public Library.
Poll worker Shacara Mitchell sat alone at the Ward 1 polling place at the New Haven Public Library. Photo by Alon Harish.

Only 21 voters in Ward 1 have cast their ballots in today’s mayoral primary since polls opened at 6 a.m.

At 1:40, the Ward 1 polling place at the New Haven Public Library was deserted except for a solitary poll worker, Shacara Mitchell, who said she had been there since 6 a.m.

Registered Democrats in Ward 1, which houses Old Campus and eight residential colleges, have until 8 p.m. to vote in a hotly contested mayoral primary. The polls are located in the basement of the library, which is at the corner of Elm and Temple Streets.

Members of Morse, Stiles, Silliman and Timothy Dwight Colleges wishing to vote today have to report to the Wexler-Grant School at 55 Foote St.

Update: 7:45 p.m.

As of 6:15 p.m. 37 people had voted at the New Haven Public Library voting site, about 32 of which were students.

— Monica Disare

Comments
  • Blastoise11

    Hahahaha. Yale for the fail.