Turnout wasn’t that great across New York on Election Day

Turnout on Election Day in New York was nothing to brag about.

Only 22.7 percent of eligible voters headed to the polls on Tuesday, casting some 2.6 million votes, according to the state Board of Elections.

The Board of Elections this week previously reported 256,251 voters took advantage of early voting this year, held for the first time in the state, or about 1.9 percent of eligible voters.

Voting advocates the first year of early voting, while light, can offer a roadmap to improving it in 2020, when turnout will likely be much higher.

Turnout is usually light for off-cycle elections, when mostly local races are on the ballot.

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