With for Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville voters today, the polls have been operating with relative ease and few problems as of midday.
Said Ed Unneland, who was working the polls, "It's slow, but steady. I think it's going to be a light turnout."
"It's not a major, major election," said Loretta Graham, a poll worker at , or Mount Pleasant Election District 17. "It's still early. Most people come after work."
Agreed Nancy Pinckney, who is working the polls at —"We're happy. The day is still early."
Those residents who were taking the time to vote today mostly said they believe it's their civic duty to cast a ballot.
"We take it for granted," commented Pleasantville resident Toni Emerson. "It's our duty to vote. It's our responsibility."
Emerson also voiced her strong support of a county legislator incumbent whom she said, "Is a very special person," and "looks at issues from all sides."
Ossining Election District 19 at the Briarcliff Congregational Church had seen 107 voters by approximately 1:30 p.m., out of a total 1,229 registered in the district.
About an hour earlier, Mount Pleasant Election District 15, operating out of Pleasantville's , had 73 voters, which workers described as, "not bad," but, "a little slow."
Pleasantville resident Joan Mackey was one of the 73 who had filled out her paper ballot this afternoon.
"Freedom," she said is her main reason for hitting the polls. "I come every year."
William Nuesslein, who is overseeing the electronic submission of the paper ballots at Briarcliff Congregational Church, said there have only been a couple minor technical issues so far.
"One person wrote too much on one line," he said, while another voter didn't make the marks clear enough of the ballot.
At Ossining Election District 26, 83 of 758 registered voters had already stopped by, which workers said they thought was "relatively good."
One of those voters, Briarcliff Manor resident Resa Mestel, said she thinks it's always important for citizens to use their voices to vote and exercised her right to do so at this afternoon.
"You can go to Occupy Wall Street," she pointed out. "But until they come up with what their demands are, this is the only way."
Added Mestel, "I'm saddened to not see a lot of people here."
The polls are open until 9 p.m. tonight. Click here to find your polling location. Check back with Patch tonight for full results.