Poll workers say this year’s turnout in Trenton doesn’t look to be all that different from what the city’s seen in past years.
The city of 80,000 has seen roughly 10,000 vote in municipal elections in recent years, a far cry from turnout in national elections, which tend to hover between 50% and 70%.
Some poll workers suspected that the wide field of candidates this year might lead to a bump in turnout, but they predicted that any such bump would be relatively modest. Turnout in 2014, when six candidates ran, still hovered at around 10,000.
Though the work at the polls has been slow so far, county elections employees expect the things to pick up at around noon.