An off-year election usually means even lower voter turnout on Primary Day. There’s only one way one of the Board of Elections Commissioners, Dustin Czarny, could describe it.
“It’s, well, it’s horrible,” said said Czarny, Onondaga County Democratic Elections Commissioner. “It’s 10 to 20 percent. Sometimes in a mayoral primary you’ll see it up around 30 to 40 percent. But it rarely gets above that.”