NYC PRIMARY DAY

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NYC voters are heading to the polls all day to vote inside old clunker machines dating back to the middle of last century.

The two front runners are both tall Italian men. Republican Lhota and Democrat DiBlasio, according to the latest data available, However 40% is needed to win the nomination without a runoff.

NYC is rolling out the old lever voting machines for the primary. These units date back to the 1960s. Albany lawmakers approved their use because of major problems with new electronic machines during the previous election.

These ancient machines may be used in the event of a runoff, but the NY legislature wants to have the high-tech models ready for the general election in November.

Voting started at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. and a high turnout is not expected. Voters can find their designated polling place at http://www.elections.ny.gov.

Photo: NY Daily News