1M New Yorkers turn out for early voting across 4 days

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One million New Yorkers cast ballots over the first four days of early voting, state elections officials said Wednesday.

People around the state have been enduring wait times of up to several hours to cast votes since early voting started Saturday. About 8% of New York’s roughly 13 million registered voters have turned out over the four days, according to the unofficial figures from the state Board of Elections.

The number of voters statewide has increased each day since Sunday, with almost 323,000 people casting ballots Tuesday.

Almost 458,000 of the 1 million votes over the four days were cast in New York City, according to the board.

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