Did a Quarter of NYC Voters Neglect to Flip Over Their Ballot?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Voting site and sign at 2013 election in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Voting site at 2013 election in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

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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Voting results city wide:

Mayoral race total: 1,026,168

Question 1: 756,250

Question 2: 684,753

Question 3: 622,680

Question 4: 619,482

Question 5: 616,352

Question 6: 649163



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