Although most of those surveyed today leaned heavily toward President Barack Obama, there were a handful of voters out today who championed Romney and a few others more who endorsed third-party candidates.
But whatever their personal choice, there was one thing all of them had in common: the shared belief that voting in this year's presidential election was crucial.
"I'm a longtime supporter of Barack Obama," said Tamara Hood, a Bed-Stuy resident and volunteer worker on Barack Obama's reelection campaign. "I've been working hard to try to get him into office. He's been doing the job, and we need to let him finish doing the job for four more years."
"The lines are long and I want to be home, but it's very important that people vote this time" said Precious Mary Elias, 24, who was waiting on line at polling site P.S. 3. "Personally, I believe the two parties are corrupt, so I voted for a third-party candidate."
Jennifer McKinnis was on her way out of P.S. 256 where she said she had just finished voting for Mitt Romney: "Any election is important, not just this one," said McKinnis.
"But I feel strongly about certain issues that I think my candidate will get behind and stay behind. And I think, in a lot of ways what happens after today will determine the direction this country will continue heading for the next 10-20 years."
"I feel this election is particularly important, because I think that Mitt Romney is not good for America; he's not good for us," said Aubrey Henry, a Bed-Stuy resident who was voting during his lunch break. "But I think that Obama is the man for the job, and that's why I'm here today."