Stephen Nessen, Reporter, WNYC News
Stephen Nessen reports for the WNYC Newsroom and can often be heard live on Morning Edition.
Many voters say they forgot to flip the ballot over in Tuesday's election and vote on the referenda questions on the back. According to a WNYC analysis of the Associated Press election results, 25 percent of voters didn't answer any of the questions.
Many voters interviewed on election day said they forgot about the questions and that poll workers didn't remind them. Election watchers suspect the small font could have deterred others from reading the questions.
The chart below shows the decreasing number of voters who answered the ballot questions.
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Question 1: 756,250
Question 2: 684,753
Question 3: 622,680
Question 4: 619,482
Question 5: 616,352
Question 6: 649163