"We're at half-staff," said poll worker Bernice Hunter-Lemon at Union Hose Station on Cortlandt Street where Districts 1 and 2 vote...or not.
There are only 45 registered Republicans listed in Distrist 1 out of about 450 registered voters and only 63 out of about 750 in District 2.
As of 1 p.m. at this station, only one voter had come out so far today. But Lemon anticipated a few more when the commuter trains come home.
Not only are we in highly democratic territory here in our region, but the Republican race is all but settled on Mitt Romney.
With former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum having dropped out earlier this month, former Massachusetts Governor Romney is now being referred to as the "presumptive front runner" in published media reports.
Santorum is still listed on the ballot, according to records from the state's board of elections.
Westchester County Legislative Minority Leader Jim Maisano (R-New Rochelle) noted the lack of talk for the event in a Journal News interview on Sunday.
“No one I know on the Republican side is even talking about the primary," he told the paper.
Nonetheless, it's not a bad gig to hang out in a firehouse, watch TV, read newspapers and get paid a little, said these poll workers.
Polls are open in both villages until 9 p.m. tonight for registered Republicans only. Don't know where to vote? Here are the districts for and .