Poll Worker Is a Glass-Half-Full Type

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The runoff elections for public advocate and comptroller are taking place today, and even fewer New Yorkers are expected to participate than the record-breaking handful that voted on primary day a couple of weeks ago. One poll coordinator, Joseph Lawrence, looked on the bright side, telling the Times that turnout was “better than I expected: maybe 4 percent instead of 2 percent.” Nice! But he also added, "There’s nothing to do, the time just drifts by.” Aw. [City Room/NYT]