Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio is leading exit polls in the New York City mayoral race, according to the AP.
De Blasio was seen as the frontrunner in the last round of polls ahead of election day.
Below, more from the AP:
NEW YORK — Polls have closed in New York City, and interviews with voters as they left polling places show Bill de Blasio holding a clear lead in the Democratic mayoral primary.
But it was unclear whether he would top the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff.
Actual voter returns were not yet available.
Exit polls showed Bill Thompson and Christine Quinn competing for the other spot in a possible runoff. The voter interviews were conducted by Edison Media Research for The Associated Press and other news organizations.
If no candidate receives 40 percent of the vote, the top two finishers advance to an Oct. 1 runoff.
The general election to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who served 12 years, is Nov. 5.
BEFORE YOU GO
09/11/2013 12:28 AM EDT
NY1 Reports Democratic Primary Faces A Recount
NY1 reports that Board of Elections will do a recount to determine whether De Blasio got 40%— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) September 11, 2013
09/11/2013 12:01 AM EDT
PHOTO: de Blasio's Children Introduce Their Father
09/10/2013 11:58 PM EDT
de Blasio: 'Thank You, My Fellow Democrats'
An exuberant de Blasio spoke before supporters Tuesday evening, offering "my gratitude" and stating that "I will never forget what you have done...you have made this campaign a cause, and I thank you for elevating it to that level."
09/10/2013 11:56 PM EDT
A Democratic Recount?
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09/10/2013 11:40 PM EDT
Christine Quinn Concedes
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09/10/2013 11:37 PM EDT
His Biggest Fan
SCOTT STRINGER!!! This man will classily carry our city's purse like an awesome boyfriend. So happy, and proud of my @audreygelman.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 11, 2013
09/10/2013 11:28 PM EDT
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09/10/2013 11:23 PM EDT
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09/10/2013 11:07 PM EDT
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09/10/2013 11:00 PM EDT
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